Porcelain veneers can provide a customizable treatment option for addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns regarding your natural smile. Corbin Dental is home to a 3rd generation dental team that is committed to helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy and stable smile with porcelain veneers. From the subtle to the dramatic, porcelain veneers can meet your needs and expectations with lasting results that will also support your long term dental health under the care of our experienced cosmetic dentists, Drs. Richard and Bruce Corbin.
What are porcelain veneers made of?
Porcelain veneers are a type of dental veneer. They are made using high-quality ceramic that is shaped into an ultra-thin shell that will fit over the front and sides of the tooth. Each porcelain veneer is custom made to your unique specifications for a superior result. The materials used will reflect light much like a natural tooth and be color matched to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Porcelain veneers can provide a durable restoration due to the stain resistant quality of the ceramic material when compared to natural tooth enamel.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most patients are candidates for the placement of porcelain veneers. There are factors to consider when choosing porcelain veneers to achieve your cosmetic goals:
- Permanent restorations: porcelain veneers are considered a permanent dental restoration due to the amount of tooth surface removed to accommodate placement.
- Cost: porcelain veneers will likely cost more than other options such as tooth bonding, but they will offer a customized, lasting and durable result.
How long do porcelain veneers take to complete?
The process for placing porcelain veneers will require 3 visits to one of our Corbin Dental office locations in Jackson Heights, Bayside and Oyster Bay, NY. The initial visit will include a consultation, dental exam and digital diagnostics as needed to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
A second visit will be scheduled to prepare the teeth. This involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel, enough to allow for stable placement of the veneers. After the preparation, we will take dental impressions for use in the design of your custom veneers. In most cases, temporary veneers are placed to protect the teeth until the final veneers are complete.
The final visit is for placing the porcelain veneers and revealing your new smile. We will remove the temporary veneers, clean the tooth surfaces and carefully place the veneers. Adjustments are made as needed for fit and appearance before each veneer is permanently secured to the tooth. Once polished, your new smile is ready to be shared!
How do I care for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are considered a strong, durable restoration that can be cared for like a natural tooth. Daily brushing and flossing will support oral health and the best outcome. Regular dental care is also an important part of maintaining your dental health and the integrity of your new restorations. During routine exams, we will monitor the condition of your veneers. Damage can often be repaired when caught early on to avoid the need for replacing a veneer.