Cosmetic dentistry allows a dentist to address a variety of common esthetic issues. Porcelain veneers, a popular cosmetic procedure, is also referred to as “instant smile rejuvenation”. With veneers, the appearance of your smile can be completely transformed in as little as two visits.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made from dental porcelain. The porcelain material mimics the translucent quality of tooth enamel, providing a natural restoration. The veneers are placed onto the front of the teeth using a powerful bonding agent.
What Does Veneer Placement Involve?
First, your Astoria NY dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth to ensure porcelain veneers are the best routes to an attractive smile. If so, he will prepare the tooth by gently removing a miniscule layer of tooth enamel. This makes room for the new veneers. Your Astoria NY dentist will then take impressions of your prepared teeth, which will be used by an expert ceramist at a dental lab to fabricate your veneers. While your veneers are being created, you will wear a set of esthetically pleasing temporary veneers. In about two weeks, you will return to the practice and your Astoria NY dentist will check the fit and look of your veneers. Following any necessary adjustments, he will place the veneers on the front of your teeth.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
In addition to looking natural, veneers are strong and long lasting, providing many years of quality restoration. Furthermore, porcelain is stain-resistant, reducing the risk of discoloration forming on your veneers. Caring for your new veneers is simple, just practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing and routine checkups and dental cleanings. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz today for a consultation.
About Dr. Leibowitz:
Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, a native New Yorker, has served patients and families from Astoria, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities since opening his dental practice in 1991. To schedule an appointment at our Astoria dentist’s office, contact us at (718) 728-8320 today.