We have an array of cosmetic procedures, each designed to address a specific issue. For example, teeth whitening to brighten smiles and ClearCorrect to correct misalignment. However, we do have one procedure that can offer a smile makeover: porcelain veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: We take detailed impressions of your teeth. A dental lab will use the materials we gather to create the restorations from ceramic, a stain-resistant and lifelike material that is also strong and durable. Once complete, the patient returns to the office and we place them.
Question: What does preparation and placement involve?
Answer: We first need to remove a thin layer of enamel. We want to make sure there is room for the veneers, ensuring they don’t look large or unnatural. We then take detailed impressions, as we mentioned above. The patient will wear a temporary for about two weeks. Then, we can check the fit, make any adjustments, and place the veneer with a powerful bonding agent.
Question: What smile issues can they address?
Answer: We’ve used them to mask permanent teeth stains or reshape a tooth that has been damaged or natural malformed. They’ve also been placed to correct the appearance of minor misalignment or to close gaps between the teeth.
Question: How do I keep them bright?
Answer: They can continue to remain bright and beautiful with routine care. We suggest taking time every six months for a checkup and a through dental cleaning to remove plaque. From home, patients need to brush their teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. Routine care helps prevent plaque, which can threaten a new restoration. If you have any questions about our veneers, or any of our cosmetic procedures, then please contact our office today.
Interested in Dental Veneers?
At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we can provide a smile makeover using lifelike dental veneers. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.