Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers at Holbrook Smiles
For a bright, uniform smile, porcelain veneers are a great way to significantly improve its look without costly or invasive procedures. Sometimes bleaching and crowns aren’t the right option for the desired results. At Holbrook Smiles, we are passionate about helping you meet your self-image goals.
What are Veneers?
When looking to improve certain aspects of your smile, porcelain veneers offer a simple and permanent fix to discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-designed prosthetic restorations that are affixed to the front surface of the tooth. Because they are custom made, a dental lab can ensure that the shape, size, and color of the shell matches a patient’s smile perfectly.
Reasons for Veneers
Veneers offer a great opportunity to cover up a variety of dental imperfections. Sometimes a patient’s teeth are too sensitive for whitening, or the staining exists under the enamel and can’t be stripped away with bleaching. Certain patients have cracks and chips in their teeth that are too small to treat with a crown. Additionally, cumbersome gaps between teeth, are relieved when a patient chooses porcelain veneers as their cosmetic enhancement option. When teeth are too small or large, veneers can help even the alignment for a proper bite.
Describing the Procedure
Determining exactly what type of cosmetic improvements are most important to you will be the first step in deciding if veneers are the right treatment. The dentist will evaluate the best course of action and set up an appropriate treatment plan. Before the veneers are bonded to your teeth, an appointment is necessary to prepare each tooth. A small portion of the tooth enamel is buffed and smoothed to provide the best surface to affix the veneers securely. Afterward, an impression is made so your custom veneers can then be crafted. Once manufactured, the veneers can then be placed.
The bonding cement will be applied to the appropriate teeth after the area is cleansed, and the veneer is then attached. Next, an ultraviolet light is used to harden the cement for great stability. Post procedure instructions include recommendations for brushing and flossing techniques, and follow up appointments are scheduled for proper upkeep and maintenance.
Contact Us in Holbrook Today
At Holbrook Smiles, Drs. Richard H. Chanin and Greg B. Cinski offer cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Holbrook, Holtsville, Farmingville, and Ronkonkoma. If porcelain veneers seem like an appealing option for you to improve your teeth cosmetically, set up an appointment today and see how our dedicated staff can help you create a beautiful smile!