You Deserve Your Dream Smile
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and loved your smile? If you’ve been looking for a way to rejuvenate your smile’s appearance, porcelain veneers may be the best option for you. Here at Olsen, Napolitano, and Cangialosi, our trusted Staten Island dentists create custom porcelain veneers, and our patients love the results. We’ll design veneers that perfectly match your natural smile and cover any dental imperfections you may be self-conscious about.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, also referred to as dental veneers, are thin, tooth-colored shells that adhere to the front surface of your teeth, giving your smile a flawless finish. Your dentist will customize your veneers to fit your teeth and blend in perfectly with the contours of your smile. Veneers are an ideal treatment choice for patients looking to improve or conceal any unwanted cosmetic dental flaws.
Porcelain veneers are typically used to correct the following:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The process is surprisingly simple, and the results are beautiful.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers provide some unique benefits in comparison to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. The top benefits include:
- Minimal change to your natural teeth
- A two-appointment process
- Fast and painless procedure
- No lengthy recovery or post-op care
- Customized specifically for you
- Can last over 10 years with proper dental care
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Enhancing your smile with porcelain veneers is a quick and painless procedure that we typically complete in two short office visits, not including your initial consultation. During your first appointment, one of our Staten Island dentists will take a detailed impression of your teeth so your veneers can be customized to match their unique appearance. They’ll also gently buff the surface of your teeth to ensure the veneers will fit comfortably.
Before you leave your first appointment, we’ll give you temporary veneers to cover your teeth until your permanent veneers are ready. Typically, it takes about two weeks to create them. As soon as your permanent veneers are ready, we’ll schedule your second appointment for permanent veneer placement.
At your second appointment, we’ll bond your customized veneers directly onto your teeth by applying a dental resin activated by a special light. Rest assured, we’ll double-check that your veneers look and fit just right before solidifying the bond. Once your veneers are in place, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile for many years to come.
Caring for Your Veneers
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is essential for long-lasting results. Luckily, maintenance is fairly easy. To keep your veneers looking and feeling great, make sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash between meals.
In addition to an oral hygiene routine, you’ll want to schedule twice-yearly visits to our Staten Island office. This way we can monitor your veneers and professionally clean them on top of helping you maintain your oral health.
While you will be able to enjoy most of your favorite foods when you have veneers, it’s good to be mindful when it comes to consuming hard or sticky foods such as:
- Hard candy
No foods are entirely off-limits, but some foods should be enjoyed with caution.
Visit Our Staten Island Dental Office For Porcelain Veneers
Don’t let chips, stains, and other cosmetic flaws hold you back from your smile goals. With porcelain veneers, our Staten Island dentists can help you achieve the stunning smile of your dreams in just a matter of weeks. If you’re considering porcelain veneers in the greater New York City area, call our office at (718) 948-5111 to schedule your consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is getting porcelain veneers painful?
Porcelain veneers are a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that should result in little to no pain. One of our dentists will numb your teeth before placing the veneers to ensure you don’t feel anything during the procedure.
You may experience some mild discomfort at first, but this will typically fade within a few hours. Any pain that you do experience should be manageable with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will typically last for about 10 years. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene and visit our Staten Island practice at least twice a year for checkups, they may last even longer — sometimes up to 20 years.
To help maximize the lifespan of your porcelain veneers, avoid habits that are bad for your teeth such as biting your fingernails or chewing ice cubes.
Will dental insurance cover porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure, so most insurance providers won’t cover them. However, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment cost covered in some cases. The amount of payment you receive will vary based on the terms of your specific plan. If you have any questions about your insurance, our team will be happy to assist you.
What if my porcelain veneer falls off or gets damaged?
If your porcelain veneer falls off or gets damaged, don’t attempt to fix or reattach it yourself. This could end up making the issue worse and set your treatment back significantly. Instead, try to keep the veneer clean and out of harm’s way until one of our Staten Island cosmetic dentists can see you.
How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be maintained just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special tools or cleaning solutions are necessary to keep them clean. As long as you keep up with your oral care at home and visit us for regular checkups, your veneers should last for several years.
Can porcelain veneers fix crooked teeth?
Yes! In many cases, our dentists can use porcelain veneers to help crooked teeth appear straighter. This allows you to achieve a stunning smile without the need for braces or other orthodontic treatments.
If you’d like to correct the appearance of crooked teeth, give us a call at (718) 948-5111 and schedule a consultation at our Staten Island practice. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!
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