In just two office visits, Dr. Brent Engelberg can correct stained, broken, worn-down, and widely-spaced teeth, creating a stunning smile that looks like you were naturally blessed with perfect teeth. If this sounds too good to be true, you do not know what exceptional multitaskers porcelain veneers can be. These thin ceramic shells that overlay the teeth can correct a multitude of imperfections safely and quickly, leaving you with a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
Veneer Placement by Your Cosmetic Dentist
At your first visit, Dr. Engelberg will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and determine if porcelain veneers are an appropriate treatment for the outcome you would like to achieve. Once he determines you are a candidate, he will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small portion of the enamel on the fronts of the teeth he will be treating. An impression of your teeth will then be made and sent to Dr. Engelberg’s dental lab for construction of your porcelain veneers. If necessary, he can place temporary veneers on your teeth while you are waiting for your next appointment. When your permanent veneers are returned from the lab, Dr. Engelberg will bond them to your teeth, adjusting their size and shape, and making sure the color is a perfect match to your other teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Made from the same porcelain that makes up dental crowns, veneers have light-reflecting qualities that mimic natural teeth, making them a great choice for patients who strive for cosmetic enhancement without looking “done.” Veneers are more durable and resist stains better than cosmetic bonding. They are also less invasive than crowns, because crowns require that more tooth structure be removed and shaped for placement, whereas veneers only necessitate removal of a small amount of enamel. Less removal of healthy tooth structure equals stronger teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.