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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 from our Parsippany, NJ cosmetic dentist. 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?

Animated smile with porcelain veneers placed on row of front teeth

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 the teeth that you want to repair with powerful dental cement.

Each veneer is 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 Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

Because these ceramic shells cover up the visible surface of your teeth, they can correct virtually any aesthetic problem, such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Minor gaps
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Worn-down or stubby teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Man's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

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 is 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 Porcelain Veneers?

Closeup of smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

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 Porcelain Veneers Last?

Animated smile during placement of a single porcelain veneer

Depending on how regularly you practice oral hygiene and care, your veneers can last for up to 15 years. Your veneers can become damaged from teeth grinding, using your teeth as a tool, injury, or biting objects that can damage porcelain (like ice, fingernails, or hard candies). This makes them more susceptible to staining in the long term and could put your natural teeth beneath them at-risk of developing oral problems. That’s why it’s crucial to practice caution while biting down on items, address bad oral habits, and keep up with your routine oral hygiene.