Renew your smile appearance with porcelain veneers from your Ringwood, NJ, dentists, Dr. David Kahn and Dr. John Pergolizzi. Large cracks, intractable stains and gaps detract from your smile and harm your self-confidence, too. Perhaps it's time to consults these experts in cosmetic dentistry and see if veneers could achieve the look you desire.
Veneers and you
Porcelain veneers from your Ringwood, NJ, dentist are thin, tooth-shaped shells of premium-grade ceramic. Custom-made to improve the front side of teeth marred by flaws such as big chips, cracks, craze lines and more, veneers remake healthy teeth so they look naturally beautiful. Plus, they strengthen tooth enamel as they are permanently bonded in place.
When you consult with Dr. Kahn or Dr. Pergolizzi, they'll review your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to veneer placement. That means no active decay or gum disease. Also, you and your dentist will discuss how you wish your smile to appear and consider factors such as tooth length, color and shape. Realistic goals render the best cosmetic dentistry plan and result.
The veneer treatment
As part of the evaluation process, your dentist will take oral impressions. These, along with his specific directions, help the dental technician sculpt and color each veneer.
Also, your dentist will remove a thin slice of enamel from each tooth. This surface reduction allows the veneers to fit properly and makes your treatment permanent. As you wait for your final veneers, you'll wear temporary ones to normalize your smile appearance.
When you return to the office, the doctor will take off the temporary laminates, etch the surface of your teeth and cement the new veneers in place. He can vary the thickness and color of the cement as needed to achieve the strongest bond and the best cosmetic effect.
As you wear your new veneers, your mouth will adjust to how they feel and bite. You may experience a bit of gum or tooth sensitivity. This is normal, and it will diminish quickly.
Your great smile
You'll maintain it with your usual oral hygiene routine:
- Flossing daily
- Twice daily brushing
- Semi-annual cleanings and check-ups with your dentist
Also, stay away from hard foods such as candy apples, and never use your teeth to open packages or to bite on pencils or fingernails. Take it easy on your veneers, and they'll last for a good ten years or more, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Come see us about porcelain veneers
A renewed smile starts with a phone call to Dr. Kahn or Dr. Pergolizzi and their staff. Call our Ringwood, NJ, office at (973) 835-3900 to schedule an appointment!