Create a Bright, Natural-Looking Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Our dentists use one of the best labs in the country for the creation of porcelain veneers at our Mount Kisco, NY, practice. Each set is custom-crafted to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth to deliver the most natural-looking restorations available. Porcelain veneers are very thin shells made from durable ceramic that will seamlessly fit over the front of your teeth. Veneers can conceal a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as dental misalignment, permanent stains, and worn teeth.
Are You a Candidate?
To qualify for porcelain veneers, patients need to have good oral health with sufficient enamel and no signs of periodontal disease. Committing to healthy oral hygiene beforehand will also help increase the longevity of your veneers. Before undergoing this procedure, one of our doctors will meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals and ensure you have realistic expectations about what porcelain veneers can provide. We will also perform an exam, which may include digital x-rays, intraoral imaging, and digital impressions.
In addition to good oral health and realistic expectations, you may be a good candidate for this popular cosmetic treatment if you have:
- Severe dental staining or discoloration
- Gaps or spacing between teeth
- Cracked, worn, or chipped teeth
- Minor dental misalignment
- Misshapen or disproportionate teeth
Once your doctor determines you are a good candidate for this procedure, he can create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Once any other necessary procedures are completed, such as dental fillings or periodontal therapy, we can proceed with your cosmetic treatment.
Placing Your Veneers
Your doctor will first create a wax-up model to help you get a better idea of how your smile will look after veneers are placed. If you are happy with the design, your dentist will prepare your treated teeth by removing a small amount of enamel, which typically requires little to no anesthetic.
Our dentists prefer IPS e.max®, an advanced material which allows your veneers to blend beautifully with the natural look of your smile.
Once your teeth are adequately prepared, another set of impressions will be taken and sent to our state-of-the-art lab. There, a professional ceramist will fabricate your porcelain veneers with IPS e.max® so the restorations will blend beautifully with the natural look of your smile. This material is renowned for its superior strength and aesthetics. In addition to providing completely natural-looking results, these restorations can last 10-20 years with proper care.
Patients typically receive their completed veneers in one to two weeks. Our dentists can provide you with temporary veneers while your final veneers are being crafted to ensure your appearance and guard against sensitivity. During a follow-up appointment, the dentist will remove the temporaries, check the appearance and fit of your customized veneers, and make certain any changes are not necessary. He will then thoroughly clean and dry your teeth, apply a special etching solution, and permanently place the veneers. The final touch will involve polishing your teeth to reveal a dramatically enhanced smile.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Even the most minor cosmetic imperfection can have a major effect on your confidence and relationships. For patients looking for a quick and efficient solution, porcelain veneers can dramatically enhance your smile. Contact our practice online or call (914) 241-1191 to schedule your consultation.
If you have any questions for the Browne Goetz & Miraglia team, or would like a complimentary dental or orthodontic consultation, then please feel free to contact us.