Porcelain Veneers in Saratoga Springs, NY

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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 Are The Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry are a simple, yet effective way for our patients in Saratoga Springs, NY to achieve a beautiful new smile. The many benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Application is fast, easy, and comfortable
  • Addresses multiple cosmetic dental problems
  • Creates a brighter, whiter smile
  • Enhances the overall appearance of your smile and face
  • Porcelain veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and long-lasting
  • They look natural
  • Easy care and maintenance

Am I A Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers may be used to rapidly cover chips and stains on your enamel, improve misaligned or worn down teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally shaped or spaced. At Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry, your cosmetic veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. In your consultation, Dr. Dodd will listen to your goals and concerns so He can customize your procedure. Dr. Dodd will also see whether you are a good candidate for cosmetic veneers by analyzing the total health of your mouth. You should not have signs of periodontal disease, or routinely clench your jaw and grind your teeth (called bruxism).

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.

What Can I Expect After Getting Porcelain Veneers?

Since getting porcelain veneers usually doesn't require anesthesia, you should be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a few days, but this should subside naturally. Your veneers should be cared for just like your natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. While veneers are more resistant to stains compared to your natural teeth, you should still avoid staining food and drinks to keep your smile white. To avoid damaging your veneers, you should not chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Continue to schedule dental exams and cleanings at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry so that we can monitor the condition of your cosmetic veneers, natural teeth, and general oral health. We will tell you if your porcelain veneers will need to be replaced or repaired.

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.

Get A Brighter, More Beautiful Smile

Enjoy the confidence of a brighter, more beautiful smile with customized porcelain veneers at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry. Offering a variety of veneer options to address your dental concerns and aesthetic goals, our experienced team of dentists will help you enhance the overall look of your smile with a custom set of porcelain veneers. If you're in the Saratoga Springs, NY area and are ready to recreate your smile, contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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