Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Dr. Sal Lotardo of Bella Smiles is a highly trained cosmetic dentist. He specializes in porcelain veneers in his Roslyn, NY dentist office. Porcelain Veneers are popular cosmetic treatments that are used to straighten, reshape and brighten teeth. They are thin and custom made shell that covers your natural tooth to improve its appearance. Porcelain veneers can be used to make subtle or dramatic changes to your smile. They will give you a new smile that will blend with your natural appearance and feel comfortable.
Porcelain veneers can offer you the smile makeover you have always wanted with durable, lasting results. For many patients, dental veneers can also improve long term dental health when addressing teeth that are damaged or misshapen.
Custom made for you in a dental lab, porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, shell-like coverings for your teeth that will look and feel like a natural tooth. The medical grade material offers advanced treatment to meet your cosmetic needs and durable results that will resist stains. Considered a permanent dental restoration, porcelain veneers can be used to address:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored or yellowed teeth that do not respond to professional teeth whitening methods
- Stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need Invisalign or orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
Dr. Sal Lotardo is the best dentist around. He has a calming presence and is very skilled in his work. His office is beautiful and his staff is friendly as well. I had huge dentist anxiety until I started going…Laura H.
Dr. Lotardo is the best! I had been going to the same dentist since I've HAD teeth. I was a little nervous having a cavity filled by a "new" dentist. Dr. Lotardo was amazingly gentle. I now realize that I…AD
Safe, comfortable, professional, personal environment and Fabulous results. I love my smile!CM
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
The porcelain veneer process involves several steps from treatment planning to final placement. Roslyn, NY cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sal Lotardo will meet with you to evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals during your consultation to be sure that the final result meets your needs and supports your long term oral health. He’ll go over the details of the procedure and help you plan your new look.
At the next visit, Dr. Lotardo will prepare the teeth to be treated by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure (about one half of a millimeter) for optimal, comfortable placement of the veneers. Enamel removal sometimes requires a small amount of local anesthesia, but many patients need no numbing. Dental impressions will then be taken to be used in fabricating your porcelain veneers. The impressions are sent to a trusted lab where a skilled ceramist will make your veneers by hand. Your completed restorations will be ready in approximately two to three weeks.
Once your custom-made and color matched veneers are ready, we will permanently secure them and make any necessary adjustments for fit at our Roslyn, NY dentist office. Dr. Lotardo can adjust the veneer color by tinting the bonding material. Once the color meets your approval, he will clean your tooth to ensure a tight bond with the veneer. He’ll use bonding cement and a special light to permanently affix your veneers and revitalize your smile.
Regular dental visits for preventive dental care will provide the opportunity for your dentist to monitor the condition of your veneers, spotting and addressing any damage to maximize the longevity of your new smile. With good oral hygiene and proper routine dental care twice a year at our Roslyn, NY dentist office, your porcelain veneers can last for many years.
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 goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.