Your smile is one of your most prominent features. When you’re happy with the way it looks, you have the confidence to interact easily with friends and business associates. But if you conceal your smile because of aesthetic flaws, others may see you as being unfriendly or unapproachable.
Instead of living with a smile you don’t love, why not consider porcelain veneers to address cosmetic flaws that bother you? Dr. Misato Fukuda and Dr. James Venuti take pride in the results they achieve with porcelain veneers.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that we bond to the front surface of teeth that show when you smile. Since it covers your natural tooth, a veneer conceals the imperfections beneath it to create a more attractive appearance.
Yes, porcelain veneers are great if you want the perfect “Hollywood” makeover, but you don’t necessarily need a full set to achieve your best smile. We can often place one or two veneers to restore the harmony and balance of your smile.
Some of the problems we address with porcelain veneers are:
- Poorly positioned teeth
- Teeth that appear too small
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Uneven gaps and spacing
- Stained teeth that can’t be whitened
How We Customize Your Veneers
The procedure for placing veneers takes place over two or three visits with our Bergen County dentists. First, we consult with you to design the perfect shape and shade for your new veneers.
Next, we remove a thin layer of dental enamel, so the veneer blends seamlessly with your teeth. We take comfortable digital impressions of your teeth (no messy paste!) to create a model that we send to a custom dental lab where skilled technicians customize your veneers. You will leave our office with temporary veneers.
When your veneers come back from the lab, you will return to our office so we can adjust their fit and cement them to your teeth. With proper care, your veneers can last as long as ten years.
Direct Composite Veneers
Another option is composite veneers that we can complete in one day. Instead of a porcelain shell, we use tooth-colored filling material that closely resembles dental enamel. Our doctors build the material up in layers on your tooth to achieve the desired results, and we can often place several composite veneers in just one visit to our office.
Unlike porcelain veneers, we don’t have to remove as much tooth structure to place them. While this method is more affordable than lab-fabricated veneers, composite veneers need to be replaced every five years, on average
Are You Ready to Improve Your Smile?
Porcelain veneers at our Midland Park dental office are just one of the cosmetic dental services we offer. If you would like to learn more about veneers as well as our other options, please call Ohana Dental at (201) 444-5675 to arrange a smile consultation with one of our dentists.