What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry provide a fast, effective method to enhance your smile and hide crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth. Cosmetic veneers are light shells created with porcelain that are secured to the front of the teeth to improve the look of your smile. Offering personalized and minimal-prep veneers, our expert team of doctors will provide you with the perfect porcelain veneer treatment plan to aid in improving the size, color, shape, or length of your teeth. Contact our Saratoga Springs, NY office today to learn more about porcelain veneers and to schedule an appointment to decide if they're right for your needs.
What issues can Porcelain Veneers address?
Porcelain veneers can address a number of aesthetic dental problems, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or too large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces and gaps
- Teeth that are worn down
- Chipped or cracked teeth
How do porcelain veneers work?
Getting porcelain veneers at our Saratoga Springs, NY office usually requires three visits to complete the process. At the first visit, we will work with you to design your new smile. The procedure may involve making models of your mouth and taking photographs so we can do a digital rendering of the final results with advanced smile design computer software. On the second visit, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is made and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and your dentist. Temporary veneers will be cemented on so you can evaluate the look and feel of your new smile. On the third visit, the temporaries will be removed and the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement will be placed between the tooth and the veneer and the cement will be hardened with a special light. When your veneers are bonded, we can make small adjustments so your veneers fit well and look great.
Porcelain Veneers Reviews
"Dr.Dodd and his assistant Suy are the absolute best. I walked into the office over 10 years ago scared, had a bad experience with my previous dentist which made it hard for me to trust a dentist…which I know I’m not alone! But when I met Dr. Dodd I immediately felt like he truly cared about me and my best interest. I went through many procedures over the course of many years with him and Suy by my side. I would give 10 stars if I could! No dentist is better!"- K.R. / Google / Mar 24, 2022
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"Professional, caring and compassionate! I had a wonderful experience from scheduling to having my consultation and working with the hygienist and Doctor on my dental treatment plan. They made me feel very comfortable and I look forward to my next appointment!"- C.M. / Google / Feb 17, 2022
"I highly recommend this practice! The entire staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Dodd is a dentist with integrity who performs amazing work! I am extremely pleased with my experience at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry!"- M.B. / Google / Mar 31, 2022
"This is a wonderful dental office. I feel that this practice has state of the art equipment and wonderful employees. I am lucky to have Paula Smith as my dental hygienist and Dr. Greg Dodd as my dentist. Five stars!"- C.G. / Google / Nov 14, 2021
Porcelain veneers FAQ
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
Even though porcelain veneers are not prone to decay, the surrounding teeth and gums are still vulnerable to harmful bacteria and plaque. Patients should still brush and floss their teeth every day while wearing veneers. Our dental team at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry can show you how to clean your veneers if you have any questions about care.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
The life expectancy of porcelain veneers depends on a number of factors, although most can last about 10 – 15 years with proper care. They can accidentally crack, or an underlying dental issue could cause them to fail. Patients should be proactive and schedule regular dental cleanings and check-ups at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY to protect their porcelain veneers and overall oral health.
Do porcelain veneers look natural?
Yes, they do. Porcelain veneers are made to match your other teeth in color, shape, and size. Our experienced dental team can show you examples of what your veneers look like before placing them on your existing teeth. This way, you'll know exactly how they will look after the process is complete. Our goal is to make sure you are completely happy with your new beautiful, natural-looking smile.
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