At your neighborhood New Providence dentist, we are proud to offer porcelain veneers as an option for our patients. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you determine if dental veneers are right for you.
Dental Veneers at New Providence Dentistry
Once we have determined that porcelain veneers are right for you, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the dental laboratory where your custom-made veneers will be created. In the meantime, we will provide you with temporary veneers to wear. At your next appointment, we will remove the temporaries and bond the thin porcelain shells to your teeth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable, natural fit. You will then be able to enjoy your brand-new smile!
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of a person’s teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment. They can also adjust the thickness of them to improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing in place with a strong dental adhesive.
What types of dental veneers are available?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
How long do dental veneers last?
Our veneers are made of a high-quality material that is designed to stand the test of time. On average, most veneers last 10-15 years. However, with exceptional dental care, your dental veneers can last more than 20 years. If your dental veneers need to be repaired or replaced, please contact our office right away so we can get you smiling again.Contact New Providence Dentistry
If you have more questions about dental veneers, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.