Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or marred with other minor blemishes can detract from the overall beauty of your smile. For decades, patients in Plainview, NY, have trusted Dr. Eric Fisher to conceal their dental cosmetic flaws with minimal prep porcelain veneers. These ultra thin porcelain shells are affixed to the front surface of your teeth as a way to conceal virtually any dental imperfection. Dr. Fisher works closely with a renowned dental lab that creates lifelike veneers to create a smile that is symmetrical, radiant, and memorable.
Candidates for Minimal Prep Veneers
Most patients with oral issues that are cosmetic, rather than functional, are candidates for veneers. If you do have an oral health condition, such as gum disease, it will need to be resolved before your veneers can be placed. Porcelain veneers might be right for you if you have:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Teeth that overlap or are not aligned
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Small or misshapen teeth
Patients with excessive tooth crowding or overly large teeth may not be good candidates for traditional veneers, since there may not be enough space between the teeth to allow for a veneer. A major benefit of minimal prep veneers is that it requires less tooth enamel to be removed to accommodate the veneer.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Placing your minimal prep porcelain veneers will involve two appointments. At your first visit, Dr. Fisher will remove a small amount of enamel to allow for sufficient space for veneer placement. Impressions will be taken of your teeth using the advanced 3shape Trios digital impression solution machine that eliminates the need for messy impression waxes and provides incredibly detailed information on your teeth. These impressions and notes on the shape and shade of your teeth are then sent to a trusted third-party lab, where your custom-made veneers are fabricated.
You will return to our office in approximately two weeks to have your veneers placed. At this visit, your teeth will be buffed and the veneers will be affixed to the front of your teeth and secured firmly in place with a specialized dental cement. Patients can expect their porcelain veneers to last for decades with the right care, including a consistent at-home hygiene routine, and biannual exams and cleanings with their dentist.
Patients can expect their porcelain veneers to last for decades with the right care, including a consistent at-home hygiene routine, and biannual exams and cleanings with their dentist.
Combining Veneers with Other Therapies
Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile by concealing a variety of cosmetic drawbacks. It can accomplish this feat as a standalone treatment or it can be combined with other cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments for a more dramatic result. For example, patients who need tooth replacement solutions—such as dental implants, dental crowns, or bridges—may opt to have porcelain veneers placed on adjacent healthy teeth to create a uniformly gorgeous smile. Similarly, after having porcelain veneers placed, patients may wish to undergo teeth whitening for a dramatically brilliant grin.
Conceal Dental Blemishes with Radiant Porcelain Veneers
If you are ready to have a smile that you proud to share with the world, contact our office online today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher. You can also schedule your consultation over the phone when you call (516) 942-4440. At your consultation, you can find out if you are a suitable candidate for this cosmetic procedure, or if another treatment is more appropriate for your needs.