Cover Your Flaws with Durable Porcelain Veneers

If your teeth are deeply discolored, misshapen, or chipped, your Astoria dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. These thin ceramic shells, which are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, can cover a host of imperfections to create the dazzling smile you deserve. Not only will these restorations improve your appearance and self-confidence dramatically, but they are durable and long-lasting, as well.

Placement of Veneers by Your Astoria Dentist

Before placing your veneers Dr. Leibowitz will carefully prepare the surfaces of your teeth. Using a special dental instrument, he will gently polish away a small portion of the tooth enamel on the front surfaces only. This procedure helps create a space for the veneers so they will not make your teeth appear thick and unnatural. Next, Dr. Leibowitz will make an impression of your teeth to be used by the dental lab to mill your custom veneers. You will wear temporary veneers while waiting for your permanent restorations. At your next appointment, your Queens cosmetic dentist will permanently bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth, and you will leave with a brilliant new smile that radiates confidence–in just two appointments!

A Conservative and Lasting Cosmetic Choice

While dental bonding is a quicker procedure for cosmetic enhancement, it doesn’t last nearly as long as porcelain veneers. With proper care, your veneers can last decades. Also, even though veneers require some tooth removal for placement, the amount of is minimal, especially compared to the amount of tooth reduction necessary for placing a porcelain crown. Therefore, veneers can still be considered a conservative treatment that produces durable, lasting results.


Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, a native New Yorker, has welcomed patients and families from in and around Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since opening his dental practice in 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.