Veneers are cosmetic treatments that cover visible tooth surfaces. We offer porcelain veneers in our practice. They can improve chipped, cracked, discolored, gapped, and misshapen teeth.
Veneers do not damage natural teeth; they strengthen their structure. As long as a qualified dental professional installs these appliances, they will enhance your dental health.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The fine materials in our veneers have a realistic texture. Porcelain reflects light like natural teeth. It is much more attractive than composite material.
The high-grade porcelain material resists stains and is easy to keep clean.
Prevent Future Damage
Veneers can keep your teeth from further damage if you have weak enamel, chips, or cracks.
Replace Multiple Cosmetic Procedures
Porcelain veneers represent an investment in your smile, but they are also an excellent value because they replace several cosmetic procedures simultaneously. Rather than undergoing bonding, teeth whitening, and orthodontic work, you can fix your teeth in just a few easy appointments.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Step 1: Consultation
Before beginning the process, we will meet with you and review your goals for cosmetic dentistry. We will ensure you have all the information you need to decide which type of cosmetic procedure is best.
Step 2: Preparation
We will take digital images and scans to help us match your veneers to your natural teeth. The dentist will need to remove a very thin layer of enamel to install the veneer. After preparing the teeth for the veneers, the dentist will take more images to ensure a perfect fit. You will be sent home with a temporary veneer to protect your teeth between appointments.
The doctor will design your veneers to the exact specifications. The lab team will fabricate them and send them to your dentist.
Step 3: Installation
When the veneers return from the dental lab, your dentist can install them. You will receive local anesthesia to protect you from any discomfort. The doctor cements the porcelain veneers over your prepared tooth surfaces. When you are happy with your smile's appearance, they will polish the veneers and fine-tune your bite.
Taking Proper Care of Your Veneers
When you have veneers, you must remember to continue excellent oral care habits. The ends of veneers may be vulnerable to decay. Floss regularly and ensure no food or plaque build up between the teeth.
If a dentist with little experience installs your veneers, you will be more vulnerable to decay and other complications. Choosing an expert cosmetic dentist like The Ricco Dental Group will help you avoid potential problems and keep your smile bright for years to come.
Call The Ricco Dental Group
To learn more about porcelain veneers, please call our Plainview, NY, office at 516-931-3999. We can explain how our expert cosmetic dentists can enhance and strengthen your smile and set up an appointment for a consultation.