Porcelain veneers (also known as dental veneers or porcelain laminates) can be the perfect solution for discolored teeth, worn, or chipped teeth, or teeth which are misaligned or have gaps.
If you’re considering porcelain veneers or other options to correct the above issues, Bruce L. Rothschild, DDS & Associates, P.L.L.C. can help you decide and move forward with your chosen procedure or treatment.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers can be made from different materials, including resin composites. Porcelain is the ideal choice as a dental veneer because it better mimics the appearance of a natural tooth.
As your go-to local dentist in Pearl River NY, Bruce L. Rothschild, DDS & Associates, P.L.L.C… can fit and apply a custom porcelain veneer that looks natural and perfectly complements your smile.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers resist staining better than resin veneers, so they are easy to take care of in the same way you take care of your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash.
We sometimes recommend avoiding foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine, which can discolor your veneers, which also has the benefit of reducing staining of your natural teeth.
Procedure for Getting a Dental Veneer
Getting a porcelain veneer usually requires multiple trips to the dental office: one appointment for a consultation, one to fit the veneer and prep the tooth, and one to apply the veneer. You may choose to have multiple teeth go through the veneering process at the same time.
- 1. Consultation
Bruce L. Rothschild, DDS & Associates, P.L.L.C. will take your complete history (if you are a new patient) and discuss the veneer process. You’ll have the chance to describe your desired outcome from the veneer process. The dentist may also take x-rays, as well as impressions or photos of your mouth and teeth.
- 2. Fitting and Preparation
A tiny amount of tooth enamel must be removed from your tooth’s surface to prepare the tooth for the veneer application (about ½ millimeter or the same thickness of the veneer). After this, the dentist will make a model of the tooth, which is sent to a laboratory which creates the veneer. In some cases, a temporary veneer may be placed during this waiting period.
- 3. Application
Finally, your veneer will be permanently cemented to the surface of your tooth once the dentist has ensured its correct color and fit.
How Often Do You Have to Replace Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are durable and last a long time. However, they don’t last forever, and they may require early replacement in the following circumstances:
- – Decay of the underlying tooth.
- – Loose veneer.
- – Change in color of the neighboring teeth (via uneven staining or whitening treatment).
- – Cracked or damaged veneer.
With the proper care, and barring any of the above reasons for early replacement, porcelain veneers can last well over ten years.
You Can Have a Beautiful Smile
If you’re self-conscious of your smile because of aesthetic flaws, porcelain veneers may be just the solution. Schedule your consultation with Bruce L. Rothschild, DDS & Associates, P.L.L.C. to learn more.
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