What are Porcelain Veneers?
A quick way to enhance your smile and hide chipped, crooked, decayed, or stained teeth is with porcelain veneers at KFA Dental Excellence. Cosmetic veneers are light shells made out of porcelain, which are secured to the front of the teeth to improve the overall look of your smile. These customized and low-prep veneers can help improve the size, color, shape, or length of your teeth. These are similar to dental bonding and contouring but are stronger and should last much longer. Make an appointment in our Farmingdale, NY office to learn more information about porcelain veneers and decide if they're appropriate for your needs.
Porcelain Veneers Reviews
"A few years ago I found myself wanting more than ever to be able to smile and feel comfortable. I was plagued with dental issues all my life, from chipping my two front baby teeth to having my 18 month old sister break my front tooth when I was about 15. In between, I have various cavities and root canals because my teeth weren’t very strong. But, before my sister got to it I did have a great smile. Needless to say, I’ve spent much time and money in different dentist offices and had a lot of different advice and work done. I never left feeling great. This time I was on a quest to once and for all make myself feel happy. That’s where KFA came in. From the very first visit, I was hooked. I had never experienced such a professional and thorough visit. Then, I met Dr. Aldieri. I told him I wanted veneers because I didn’t like my smile. He suggested a different route but vowed that I would be happy. From the minute you walk in to the minute you leave, you guys are all excellent!!! Dr. Aldieri is passionate about his craft and shows a super amount of empathy and wants to give the patient the most perfect outcome. He is hands down the best dentist!"- D.S. / Google / Nov 26, 2020
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are made from a thin but durable porcelain material that matches the color of your natural teeth. They are ideal for addressing mild to moderate aesthetic concerns without resorting to an invasive dental procedure like implant surgery. This means you can get the smile of your dreams with less time, discomfort, and overall expense. Porcelain veneers are also one of the longest-lasting dental procedures available and can last for years with the proper care.
Can I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers may be a great option for you if you want to quickly hide stains and chips on your enamel, improve misaligned or worn down teeth, or fix teeth that are abnormally spaced or shaped. At KFA Dental Excellence, your veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. During your consultation, one of our highly skilled dentists will listen to your goals and concerns so we can customize a treatment plan for you. One of our dentists will also likely assess the total health of your mouth to see if you qualify for veneers. You shouldn't have signs of gum problems, or habitually grind your teeth and clench your jaw.
How Will You Put on My Porcelain Veneers?
When you've decided you want porcelain veneers and one of our dentists have confirmed you qualify, we will take dental impressions. Your cosmetic veneers could be produced in our office as you wait, or your impressions can be sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers will be crafted out of high-quality porcelain. As soon as your veneers are ready, we will have you come in for your procedure. At this point, we will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth, allowing space for the porcelain veneers and enhancing the bond for a more natural result that lasts longer. When your porcelain veneers are bonded, one of our dentists will make small adjustments so your veneers fit well.
Is There a Recovery Period for Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Getting porcelain veneers does not typically require any sort of anesthesia so you should be able to get back to your daily tasks after your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks for a couple of days, but that should fade away. You will want to clean your veneers just like your natural teeth. To avoid chipping your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects. Continue to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at KFA Dental Excellence so we can keep monitoring the condition of your porcelain veneers. During these visits, we will let you know if you need to have adjustments or updates made to your porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers FAQ
How long do porcelain veneers last?
While not considered a permanent procedure, porcelain veneers can last for decades. Some people may need to have one or multiple veneers replaced at some point, but most will not.
Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?
No, the procedure to place porcelain veneers doesn't even require an anesthetic. However, some people may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold as their teeth get used to the new veneers, which usually subsides after a short time.
Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?
No, porcelain veneers don't ruin your teeth. It's a common misconception, but when applied by an experienced dentist like our team of doctors at KFA Dental Excellence, porcelain veneers are perfectly safe.
Are there any foods I can't eat with porcelain veneers?
There are some foods that we recommend avoiding when you have porcelain veneers. Some of these foods include hard foods, such as ice, raw vegetables or hard candy, sticky foods, and foods that could stain your veneers, like coffee and tomatoes.
Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers?
Although the porcelain veneer cannot develop a cavity, the teeth underneath still can. This is why it is important to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine.
What is the difference between a dental crown and a porcelain veneer?
While veneers are more of a shell that is placed over the front of the tooth, dental crowns are a cap that goes over the entire tooth. Dental crowns typically lose more natural tooth enamel when being placed than veneers.
Have confidence with your best smile by getting customized porcelain veneers at KFA Dental Excellence in Farmingdale, NY. With a variety of treatment options to satisfy your needs, Drs. Kahn, Ferrari, and Aldieri can help you quickly improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic veneers. To get more information, schedule a consultation with our friendly office today.
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