Porcelain Veneers – Parsippany, NJ
We Can Improve Your Smile Today!
Do you have an annoying gap between your front teeth? What about stubborn stains that don’t seem to go away no matter how many teeth whitening products you use? Or chips or cracks that make you embarrassed to smile in front of others? Luckily, there is a treatment that can address all these issues at once – porcelain veneers. If you’re ready to improve your smile with this easy treatment, call Rauchberg Dental Group today to schedule a FREE consultation!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental ceramic that are designed to sit flush against the front surfaces of your teeth. Once we file down a small sliver of enamel to make room, the veneers are permanently bonded to your problem teeth with powerful dental cement.
Each veneer is custom-made to fit into your smile like the missing piece of a puzzle. They are made from dental porcelain, which is used because of its enamel-like qualities. It even reflects light in the exact same way that your natural teeth do. At your consultation, we can take impressions to determine the exact size, shape, and color of your veneers to correct your cosmetic imperfections while still appearing perfectly natural.
What Problems Can Veneers Correct?
Because these ceramic shells cover up the fronts of your teeth, they can correct virtually any aesthetic problem, such as:
- Minor gaps
- Stains or discoloration
- Worn-down or stubby teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
In the past you may have tried other cosmetic treatments that didn’t deliver the long-lasting results you wanted. In that case, porcelain veneers may be just the treatment you need. However, before they can be placed, it’s imperative that your oral health be in good condition. This means that if your affected teeth have cavities or if you have gum disease, we’ll have to address those issues prior to placing veneers.
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
There are many advantages to improving your smile with veneers, including:
- Correcting many smile flaws at once
- Only taking two appointments to place
- Being highly resistant to stains
- Being able to last quite a long time with proper care
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Depending on how regularly you practice oral hygiene and care, your veneers can last for a long time. If your veneers are damaged, either from teeth grinding, using your teeth as a tool, injury, or biting objects that can damage porcelain (like ice, fingernails, or hard candies), they can become cracked. This makes them more susceptible to staining in the long term.
That being said, veneers tend to last 10-15 years if you take care of them with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. If you’re lucky, they may even last for 20 years!