Patients located in Succasunna, NJ who are unhappy with the appearance of their anterior (front) teeth due to imperfections are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Ira Goldberg at Morris County Dental Associates to learn about the advantages of using porcelain veneers for enhancement.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers, or “dental veneers,” are ceramic facings that are custom made to cover the front of a tooth to change its appearance. This is purely an aesthetic treatment and is often not covered by patient’s dental insurance. However, it is an affordable and long-term way of addressing imperfections on the front of the smile that may hinder one’s ability to feel confident when they smile or socialize with others.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
Patients book a consultation appointment with Dr. Ira Goldberg to find out if they are candidates, and then have their teeth prepared. This involves filing down a thin portion of the enamel on the front of the teeth before completing impressions. The molds are mailed to a dental laboratory with specific instructions regarding the shape, size, and color of the new veneers. Within a few weeks, patients return to Morris County Dental Associates for the final bonding of their restorations in place.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
It is essential that patients take great care in maintaining their porcelain veneers to extend their longevity. Porcelain veneers that have been properly maintained with at-home care and routine dental visits for examinations and cleanings will often last a decade or longer. If patients chew on hard objects such as ice, they may be putting their porcelain veneers at risk for breakage, so it is important for patients to be prudent in protecting their smile accordingly.
Schedule an appointment at Morris County Dental Associates
Succasunna, NJ area patients who are faced with the need to disguise problem areas on the front teeth are welcome to ask Dr. Ira Goldberg about the advantages porcelain veneers can provide. The practice is located at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201 and can be contacted at (973) 328-1225 to schedule an appointment.