Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Are you bothered by small, discolored, or chipped teeth? Do you wish you could do something about gaps in your smile or crooked teeth? What if you could get all this taken care of at once, in one quick procedure? With dental veneers, you can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile with one procedure, and in less than a month, you will enjoy your new, beautiful smile.
If you are interested in this one miracle procedure, please call 201-343-4044 or email the River Edge Dental Center for General & Cosmetic Dentistry today and learn what dental veneers can do for you.
What Dental Veneers Can Do for You
Dental veneers are a powerful, versatile cosmetic treatment. They can be used to correct almost any cosmetic complaint you may have about your smile, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Worn teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
In addition, dental veneers can be used to completely redesign your smile so that, in one month you can have a completely new smile that matches your personal style.
Understanding Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are cosmetic treatments that give your teeth a new visible surface. We offer several options to help you get the smile you desire.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers: Traditional porcelain veneers are facades of advanced ceramic material that are permanently bonded to your teeth. Your natural teeth are prepared by removing some of the tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. This ensures a snug fit with no gaps or ledges and prevents your smile from looking too bulky. It also allows for more dramatic reshaping of your smile.
Lumineers: Lumineers are also advanced ceramic facades, but they’re designed to be bonded to your teeth with little or no preparation. They can give great results, though the amount of transformation they can achieve is limited by their design. In some cases, Lumineers can be completely reversible.
Snap-On Smile: Snap-on smile is a type of dental veneer that consists of a single large unit that fits over your natural teeth. Rather than being made of ceramic, this is made of an advanced resin (plastic), which may not have the same natural appearance. Snap-On Smile represents a budget option that can still give great results for many people.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are a great approach to improve the appearance of your smile. They can transform your smile significantly, improving the shape, color, and size of your teeth.
The results they give are very natural. The advanced ceramic used in their manufacture can be color-matched to your natural teeth if you desire or take on a brighter tint. The luster and translucency are very similar to natural tooth enamel. And because tooth material is removed to ensure the proper fit, they never look bulky or artificial.
Porcelain veneers are also very long-lasting. Studies show that about 95% of porcelain veneers last 10 years, while nearly 85% last 20 years. They’re also highly stain resistant, and with proper maintenance they won’t get discolored.
Limitations of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers do have some limitations. Because they’re primarily cosmetic restorations, they can’t be used on teeth that are weakened or decayed — those will likely require a dental crown. They also don’t fully protect your teeth from decay, so it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of your veneered teeth.
Porcelain veneers are very strong, especially once bonded to your teeth, but they are vulnerable to scratching with abrasive toothpastes. There are many normal commercial brands that are acceptable, but if you use an abrasive toothpaste your veneers can become scratched, which will make them unattractive and can lead to staining.
Finally, it’s important to be evaluated for TMJ, bruxism, or other bite problems before getting porcelain veneers, as this can dramatically shorten the lifetime of the veneers.
Before and After Dental Veneers Photos