Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Porcelain veneers may be the lasting solution to your cosmetic dental concerns. Dr. Lotardo is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentist and can help you achieve the beautiful, natural looking smile you desire with porcelain veneers in our Riverhead dentist office. This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can easily improve the appearance of your smile and will blend with your natural appearance. They are capable of covering up most cosmetic blemishes and will help to protect the tooth from further damage.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made from an ultra-thin, high quality ceramic that is custom made to fit precisely over your teeth per Dr. Lotardo’s specifications. A dental veneer is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth and can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth. The material reflects light much like a natural tooth and is also both durable and stain resistant.
Porcelain veneers can be used to address a range of concerns to reveal a beautiful smile that is both healthy and comfortable. These permanent dental restorations can be used to correct:
Dr. Lotardo works with patients on an individual basis to help you achieve the unique, natural smile that suits you best using porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
The dental veneer procedure will usually take two or three visits to our Riverhead NY cosmetic dentist office. First you will meet with Dr. Lotardo for a consultation where he will listen to your concerns about your smile. He will then determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers and if they will meet your cosmetic goals. Dr. Lotardo will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Dr. Lotardo will begin the process by removing a small amount of tooth structure to ensure a snug fit for the veneers. Dental impressions will be taken and your custom matched veneers will be fabricated in a dental lab. In some cases, we will place temporary veneers on the teeth for comfort and appearance until the final restoration is ready. Meanwhile, your custom designed veneer will be fabricated to your unique specifications using the highest quality ceramics, color matched to your natural appearance.
Once complete, you will return to our Riverhead, NY cosmetic dentistry office where Dr. Lotardo will permanently secure the veneers to your teeth. He will make adjustments as needed for fit. Once both you both are satisfied, Dr. Lotardo will use a special bonding cement to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth. The last step is to polish the surface for a beautiful, natural appearance. Your new smile will last for many years with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits where we can monitor your veneers and look for any signs of wear or damage over time.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Roslyn, NY and Riverhead, NY area, schedule an appointment with Bella Smiles. Highly trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sal Lotardo, will discuss your cosmetic dental goals to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.