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Beautiful smile with porcelain veneers

Porcelain Veneers - Long Island City, NY.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain laminate veneers are partial coverage restorations, which is different from crowns. Crowns are full coverage.

 

Dental veneers are basically a very thin piece of porcelain that gets bonded over your tooth. Veneers are more conservative in that you don't have to reshape the entire tooth to be smaller. You typically only reshape half of it.

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Although these veneers look very white, once they get bonded in, they actually look very natural.

Please see the video to get an idea of how delicate the porcelain is.

Fifty Shades of Teeth

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Why would you want porcelain veneers?

The most common reason for wanting or needing dental veneers is when you want to change the shape or color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are one of the tools dentists use for full smile make overs!

Sometimes whitening does not meet the patient's expectation so we move onto veneers. We can go into the "bleached shade" territory. Picture on this page is the "darkest" bleached shade. There are two additional shades that are lighter than that.

What to expect for the procedure

The total treatment will take two visits:

  1. The first visit we will prepare the teeth and take an impression of it. We will also choose the color and make a temporary for you.

  2. The second visit we will try it in and if you are happy with how it looks, we will bond it in permanently.

Just for transparency, sometimes the color matching may be difficult especially if you are not doing at least 6-8 veneers so we may have to send it back to correct the color sometimes. We do our best to try to match the color in ambient lighting conditions. Of course, this means that it may not always match under blacklight.