If you’re struggling with multiple issues that are keeping your smile from being less than perfect, porcelain veneers might be for you. They are ideal for people who struggle with:
•Uneven Tooth Lines
•Worn or Damaged Teeth
•Uneven Sized Teeth
•Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Before deciding on porcelain veneers, you should know that they cannot be removed once they are put on. The procedure consists of Dr. Preziosi consulting with you and figuring out what you need to get out of your veneers. He will then make impressions of your teeth and mouth to prepare for the next steps.
The next step involves preparing your teeth for the veneers. Under a local anesthetic, Dr. Preziosi will shave around half a millimeter of your enamel (the surface of your tooth). This is the same thickness as the veneers so he can ensure that the veneers will look completely natural. He will then take an impression of your teeth again to be sent off to the lab where your veneers will be constructed and delivered within one to two weeks. If you’re unhappy with how your teeth look until your veneers come, you can always get a temporary veneer placed at an additional cost.
When your veneers arrive at Dr. Preziosi’s office, you will return so that your veneers can be bonded to your teeth. The veneers will be test fitted to your teeth, trimmed as necessary, your teeth will be cleaned and etched to create a surface your veneers will bond to. He will then apply a special cement to your veneers, place it on your teeth and then shine a light beam that is specially made to activate chemicals in the cement to harden quickly. Dr. Preziosi will then remove any excess cement and examine your bite and fit.
You will schedule a follow up appointment within a few weeks so Dr. Preziosi can ensure that your veneers fit properly and aren’t irritating your gums. Your veneers should last anywhere from five to ten years. You should care for them like your regular teeth.
What’s the difference between Lumineers® and Porcelain Veneers you might wonder? Lumineers are thinner than porcelain and can be removed if necessary. Lumineers also don’t require your enamel to be scraped off due to their thinness. This is more beneficial to your dental health because your enamel protects your teeth. It also downsizes the amount of time you will spend at the dentist office. Whichever procedure you choose; both can transform your smile into one you’ve always dreamed of.
If you live in the Clark, New Jersey area and are interested in porcelain veneers or Lumineers, contact the office of Dr. Preziosi today at (908) 654-7100 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our online contact form to be contacted.