Veneers and Laminates
Dental veneers, or laminates, are used to correct several different problems. Veneers can improve the appearance of badly discolored, broken, chipped, or misshapen teeth. The veneer is a thin shell that is made of either resin or porcelain and bonded to the tooth’s surface to create the appearance of natural teeth. Our cosmetic dentist provides veneers for our patients in Suffolk County, NY, Commack, NY, and Smithtown, NY.
This treatment provides a conservative approach for a smile makeover and is popular among everyone from average people to celebrities in Hollywood. If you want a beautiful and natural looking smile, dental veneers offer an affordable solution to damaged and discolored teeth.
Common Questions about Veneers
Will laminates help my teeth?
If you want an alternative to caps or crowns and have problems, such as broken chipped teeth or problems with the shape or alignment of the teeth, this may be the right treatment for you. Every smile is unique, so you should have your teeth evaluated by your cosmetic dentist to determine if this is the right procedure for you.
How difficult is the treatment?
The surface of the teeth must be prepared before laminates are set in place to ensure proper bonding. The procedure begins with local anesthetic and the dentist then buffs the surface of the teeth. A mold is created and used to make custom veneers to fit your teeth. During the second visit, the veneers will be fitted and bonded to your natural teeth.
What do I have to do to care for laminates?
You will use the same home care as with your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing. After the teeth are prepared, but before the veneers are placed, it is common to experience some tooth sensitivity, but this will go away after the second visit. You should clean your teeth and visit the dentist regularly to keep your veneers looking great.
Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Smithtown patients with veneers typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.
Did you know…
that dental veneers are a conservative way of completely making over your smile? In fact, veneers are a go-to cosmetic procedure that has become popular with celebrities who want a brighter and more symmetrical smile. Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff and Ben Affleck are just some of Hollywood’s elite who have seen a cosmetic dentist for laminates. Fortunately, affordability and accessibility make it easy for anyone to get dental veneers – including Smithtown patients.
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