Imagine entering the office of a cosmetic dentist with teeth that are deeply stained, chipped, slightly misaligned, and uneven and emerging later with a perfect grin. This is something that can happen when you visit Al Berger, DDS near Bohemia, NY to discuss the use of porcelain veneers. Many of our patients can benefit from porcelain veneers, and they may serve as more than a cosmetic fix.
Discovering Who Can Benefit from Porcelain Veneers
As your dentist near Bohemia, Dr. Berger is happy to meet with you, perform an exam and evaluation and determine if dental veneers are the right solution for your needs. Typically, it is patients with the following issues who benefit the most from dental veneers:
- Mildly to moderately misaligned teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth that are deeply stained and resistant to whitening
- Mildly to moderately gapped teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Gummy smiles
And while they are most often considered a form of cosmetic dentistry, they can also be used to stabilize a damaged tooth too. For example, if you are someone with a chipped or cracked tooth, that tooth is vulnerable to further damage. The process that a cosmetic dentist uses to apply or bond the veneer, however, strengthens and fortifies the tooth, even as it covers up the cosmetic flaws.
Clearly, these points demonstrate that almost anyone can benefit from porcelain veneers, but particularly those who want a fast and effective way of improving their smile.
The Way It Works
If you are deemed someone who can benefit from porcelain veneers, Dr. Berger will be able to accomplish the process in just two visits. The first will involve preparing the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel, and applying a temporary veneer. Molds are made and sent to special labs, and when the veneers return, we have you come for your second visit where the veneers are bonded to the teeth.
It is easy to see that someone who can benefit from the treatment needs to have healthy teeth that can be properly prepared, but Dr. Berger always begins cosmetic dentistry with patients who have attained optimal health in their teeth and gums.
Contact Our Dentist Near Bohemia, NY for Porcelain Veneers
If you have additional questions about whether you can benefit from porcelain veneers, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our office near Bohemia, NY at 631-589-2600. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.