Porcelain laminates fit over the front surfaces of teeth
Porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are thin shells of porcelain which exactly fit over the front surfaces of the teeth. The veneers have the unique ability to completely mask unattractive stains while letting light through to appear entirely real. Like fake fingernails, they are affixed with an adhesive to the front surfaces of teeth.
Porcelain veneers solve the same types of problems as bonding – chips, gaps, stains, discolorations, and crooked teeth; however, the veneers have the additional advantage of strength and support. Veneers are relatively maintenance-free and are much more durable than bonding. If very dark stains need to be masked or if existing porcelain crowns need to be matched, porcelain veneers may be the treatment of choice. Porcelain veneers can also correct misaligned, worn, short and uneven teeth.
Porcelain veneers require two office visits because of the laboratory work involved. Minimal shaping is required to create space for the veneer. Typically there are 7 days between appointments, although special arrangements can be made for a shorter waiting time. Between visits, the patient wears provisional veneers, a kind of smile sculpture which allows us to choose the final result.
Before choosing a cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers, Dr. Layliev meets with patients at our NYC dental office for a consultation. The consultation is for you and the doctor to meet and so that you have all the information you need before undergoing the procedure. A full examination of the teeth and gums is then performed to determine if you are a candidate that’s fit for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and were made to last for a very a long time. First and impression of the teeth is created and the porcelain shells are specifically crafted to fit over the shape of your teeth. After the veneers have been made, they will be is cemented to the teeth to effectively hide any imperfections. The porcelain veneers are then color matched to the hues of your natural teeth for an even and eye catching smile.
The fee for porcelain veneers varies according to the choice of materials. For an overnight or same day service, there is an additional fee. This fee includes follow up and adjustment visits during a one year period.
Our porcelain veneers are crafted by our one of the top dental ceramists in New York City and this is what seperates us from the rest. We have crafted perfect smiles for many celebrities that you see and hear about every day but we love to help everyone. Please call us at 212.288.4455 of fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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