Porcelain Veneers for a sparkling smile in Middletown, NJ
Porcelain veneers are a beautiful option for creating the smile you’ve always dreamed of. The talented dental team of Dr. Ruda and Dr. DeAngelis can completely transform your smile with porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dentistry procedure consists of wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material that are individually placed over the surface of the tooth. Each custom-made shell is bonded to the front of the tooth, which completely changes the appearance, color, shape, size, or length.Porcelain veneers are designed to resist stains better than other types of veneers and appear more natural because they better mimic the way light naturally reflects off the surface of teeth. Veneers will usually last between 8-10 years before they will need to be replaced.
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix a multitude of cosmetic issues, including:
• Worn enamel
• Normal wear and tear
• Uneven teeth
• Permanent stains such as those caused by antibiotics administered in childhood
• Teeth that are dissimilar in color or contour
Patients of all types may qualify for porcelain veneers. Patients who smoke or who have weak teeth are not candidates for veneers. Additionally, those who have periodontal disease, decay, missing teeth, or who need major orthodontic work may require additional treatments prior to having veneers placed.
The placement of porcelain veneers requires three visits to Navesink Dental Care. The first visit is a consultation appointment with Dr. Ruda or Dr. DeAngelis, in which our dental team will examine your teeth and discuss the results you hope to achieve. Our team will discuss the procedure with you and what results you can reasonably expect.
The second appointment is to prepare the teeth for the veneers. Our Middletown, NJ dentists will remove approximately ½ millimeter of enamel from the surface of the tooth, which is approximately the thickness of the veneer that will be added to the surface of the tooth. After the enamel is removed, we will take an impression of your teeth. The impression is used to create your veneers.
The third appointment will take place approximately three weeks after the second appointment and will be when your veneers are placed. Our dentist will hand shape and trip the veneer to fit perfectly and will adjust the color as needed to achieve a natural look. Your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to ensure that the veneer can strongly bond to each tooth. The veneer is then applied to the teeth using a special cement that bonds only when the dentist uses a special light beam that activates the chemicals in the cement. This ensures that the veneer is placed in exactly the right spot before it bonds to the tooth.
Following the procedure, you can care for your veneers in the same way you care for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice daily is recommended. If you grind your teeth at night, a mouth guard may be recommended.
For more information about veneers, or to set up a consultation with our Red Bank, NJ cosmetic dentist, make an appointment at Navesink Dental Care today!