Dix Hills Porcelain Veneers

First impressions count. The smile that you present—or don’t present—when meeting someone is often remembered long after that initial “hello.” Unfortunately, some people are reluctant to smile because they know that their teeth are not attractive. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your smile, then you should consider porcelain veneers. This popular cosmetic treatment allows Dr. Gaur to conceal your natural teeth and give you a brand new confident smile that will make a great impression every time!

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, which are also called dental veneers or just veneers, are micro-thin layers of dental porcelain that are directly bonded to the surface of your teeth in order to hide the flaws that detract from your smile. Each veneer is custom-crafted to fit a particular tooth, and they are approximately as thick as your fingernail.

Why Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are designed to correct a number of smile imperfections. Moreover, receiving veneers from Dr. Gaur usually only requires two appointments. Veneers are the ideal cover-up for:

  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that have visible chips, cracks of small breaks
  • Misshapen teeth or teeth that are proportionally smaller than your other teeth
  • Gaps between teeth that detract from the overall appearance of your smile
  • A slight misalignment

Are you a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Generally speaking, most people are qualified candidates for porcelain veneers. However, before beginning this cosmetic process, Dr. Gaur will want to ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of decay and that you don’t currently have gum disease. In addition, people who habitually grind their teeth may not be good candidates for veneers.

What’s Involved in Getting Porcelain Veneers?

After consulting with Dr. Gaur, you’ll need to schedule two appointments at our dental office in Dix Hills. At the first, Dr. Gaur will gently remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth that will have veneers. This creates a receptive surface for bonding your veneers. At the conclusion of this visit, we’ll secure a temporary set of veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent veneers are hand crafted in the dental lab.

At your follow-up appointment a couple of weeks later, Dr. Gaur will carefully examine each veneer, making sure the size, shape and color are exactly as he specified. Then, each veneer is cemented to its corresponding tooth to create a smile that is shapely, white and bright.

How Do I Care for Porcelain Veneers?

With proper oral hygiene and care, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last between 10 to 15 years. Brush and floss your teeth daily and schedule regular checkups with Dr. Gaur. Maintaining excellent oral health is important to the longevity of your veneers as well as the condition of your hidden teeth and your gum tissue.

Would you like to learn more about how porcelain veneers can give you a new smile? Our team would be happy to meet with you and answer your questions. Call us today to schedule your consultation.