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Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Comprehensive Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Larchmont, NY

Did you know the “V” in “veneers” stands for versatility? Well, not really — but porcelain veneers do have plenty of uses to improve the appearance and the strength of your teeth. The team at Comprehensive Dental Group has extensive experience in applying porcelain veneers to help patients feel more confident about their smiles and the health of their teeth. To learn how our beautiful porcelain veneers can improve your smile and your oral health, book a visit at our Larchmont, New York, practice online or over the phone today.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin “covers” that are applied to the surface of your tooth to correct an array of flaws that affect the aesthetics of your teeth. At our practice, our team uses beautiful porcelain veneers to cosmetically correct problems like:

  • Deeply stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that look “too small”
  • “Gummy” smiles
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth with worn-down surfaces

Porcelain veneers are custom made for each patient, so they “blend in” beautifully.

How are porcelain veneers applied?

Most veneer applications require two office visits. At the first visit, your dentist removes a small amount of the tooth surface material to make room for the veneer. This step ensures the veneer's surface will be “level” with the surfaces of the neighboring teeth. 

Next, the dentist makes an impression of your tooth to serve as a model for your custom veneer, and together you’ll select the shade of your veneer, making sure it matches your other teeth. Finally, your dentist places a temporary veneer on top of the tooth to protect it before you leave the office.

At the second visit, the dentist removes the temporary veneer, gently cleans the tooth’s surface, and attaches the porcelain veneer to the tooth using a special adhesive. A final buffing and polishing ensures that your veneer looks its absolute best.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

There’s a reason why porcelain veneers are so popular and so widely used — several reasons, actually:

  • They’re extremely durable
  • The shape and tint can be completely customized
  • They’re easy to care for 
  • They won’t discolor over time
  • The reflective surface means they look like a natural tooth
  • Superior bonding can enhance the strength of your natural tooth

For all these reasons, porcelain veneers are a really popular option for any person looking for a lasting improvement for their smile.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care, your veneers can last from 10-20 years, or even longer. The key is to brush and floss your veneer regularly (along with the rest of your teeth) and have regular, twice-yearly dentist visits to ensure the veneer stays in good shape.

Don’t let a smile flaw detract from your beautiful smile — or your self-confidence. Porcelain veneers can help. To learn more, call Comprehensive Dental Group or book an appointment online today.