Porcelain veneers are very thin, custom-made porcelain shells that get bonded to the surface of your teeth to improve their aesthetic appearance. At Oradell Family Dental, porcelain veneers are often an important component of our smile makeovers.
Our Oradell area cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter often recommends porcelain veneers as an ideal treatment option to correct:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
Porcelain Veneer Options
Dr. Perlmutter uses Empress, E Max Press, and Procera Veneers for all of his patients. While he works with several dental labs across the country for the creation of your porcelain veneers, his primary lab of choice is Lifelike Porcelain in Nanuet, New York. Occasionally, he will work with Micro Dental and Great White in California as well.
Dr. Perlmutter feels that the choice of dental lab is crucial to the ability to deliver aesthetically pleasing and structurally reliable results. He has chosen to work with these labs because over the years, they have consistently provided excellent aesthetic results.
Your Porcelain Veneers Procedure
You will require two office visits to complete the porcelain veneer procedure. On your first visit, Dr. Perlmutter will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. He will then take an impression of your teeth to be sent to the dental lab. The lab will use this impression to construct your porcelain veneers.
Once Dr. Perlmutter has received your veneers back from the lab, you will return to his office for bonding. Before permanently bonding your porcelain veneers to your teeth, Dr. Perlmutter will examine the fit and color, adjusting as needed to match your surrounding teeth. A bonding agent will be applied to your porcelain veneers, and Dr. Perlmutter will attach them to the surface of your teeth. A special light will activate the bonding agent, causing it to harden.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer you several important benefits over other restorations:
- Porcelain mimics your natural tooth structure and translucency better than other restorative materials
- Highly resistant to stains
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
- The color of your porcelain veneers can be adjusted to match your surrounding teeth
- Porcelain veneers offer a more conservative approach to altering the size and shape of your teeth than other restorations such as tooth crowns
The skill of your cosmetic dentist is crucial to the success of your procedure. Dr. Perlmutter has been performing porcelain veneer procedures for well over two decades. His experience and sense of artistry ensure that you will receive exquisite results.
For more information, please see Questions About Porcelain Veneers.
Please contact our cosmetic dentist today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Perlmutter. Oradell Family Dental serves Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus, Haworth, Oradell, and Bergen County, New Jersey.