Porcelain veneers can effectively address a number of cosmetic concerns to achieve a beautiful, lifelike result. Composed of medical-grade ceramic, these thin shells are bonded to the front of one or more teeth. Veneers can conceal everything from minor damage, such as chips or cracks, to severe discoloration. Dr. David J. Wiseman offers high-quality veneers as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover. We can design and place your custom veneers at either one of our two conveniently located offices in Fresh Meadows and Cedarhurst, NY.
A small amount of enamel will be removed to achieve a natural-looking result.
Why Choose Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are individually sculpted for every patient, allowing them to blend seamlessly into your smile. High-quality ceramic is uniquely capable of mimicking the translucency of natural teeth. This material can last several years with proper care. Veneers are also more stain-resistant than natural teeth and are more conservative than dental crowns.
Determining Your Candidacy
During a consultation, Dr. Wiseman will discuss your cosmetic options and determine what treatment will best suit your aesthetic goals and oral health needs. We will also take digital x-rays to evaluate your teeth and the underlying structures. He will typically recommend veneers for patients who wish to address:
- Chips or cracks
- Gaps in their smile
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Discoloration that is resistant to teeth whitening
Porcelain veneers are not right for every patient. Since Dr. Wiseman will need to remove a thin layer of enamel before placing your veneers, you must have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel to qualify. Oral health concerns such as gum disease and decay can also impact your candidacy. We offer a variety of general dentistry treatments at both of our locations, such as periodontal care, to restore your eligibility for veneers.
Designing and Placing Veneers
If you are found to be a good candidate, we will begin by preparing your teeth. Dr. Wiseman will remove a very small amount of enamel, roughly the thickness of an eggshell, from the front of your teeth to ensure the veneers fit properly. The exact amount will vary from patient to patient. With a focus on conservative methods, Dr. Wiseman uses only the most gentle techniques during treatment and will only remove as much tissue as necessary.
Porcelain veneers can provide a dramatic transformation in as little as two appointments.
After your teeth have been prepared, we will take digital impressions to send to a trusted lab for fabrication. We may provide you with a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth and prevent sensitivity. Once the permanent veneers are ready, you can return to our office for final adjustments. If you are satisfied with the look and feel of the restorations, Dr. Wiseman will bond them in place using a specialized dental cement.
Transform Your Appearance
Our team understands that a beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence and improve your quality of life. For patients who are self-conscious about their smile, dental veneers can provide a dramatic transformation. Contact our office online to schedule an appointment and learn more. You can also call our Cedarhurst office at (516) 569-3636 or our Fresh Meadows office at (718) 526-8286.