Achieve Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Are you looking for a solution to your discoloration, gaps, cracks, chips, or minor misalignment in your smile? Dr. Stanislaus offers beautiful, natural-looking porcelain veneers for patients in Brooklyn who are dissatisfied with their smile and searching for a life-altering cosmetic enhancement.
Porcelain veneers are tiny, tooth-shaped shells custom-fabricated from translucent porcelain and bonded to the front surface of a tooth with an ultra-durable dental-grade cement. In just two office visits, you can have the picture perfect smile you have always dreamed of.
If you are considering revamping your smile, then porcelain veneers may be an option. At Brooklyn Heights Dental our cosmetic dentistry experts look forward to creating a treatment plan that is in line with your goals and expectations.
How Do Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are one of the treatments that offer the most dramatic transformations in the cosmetic dentistry market, allowing our patients to improve their smiles and self-confidence despite a wide-variety of dental imperfections.
Also called dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells that are individually customized and fabricated to cover the frontal surface of your teeth. They’re bonded over the front of your natural teeth in order to alter the color, size, shape or length to achieve the patient’s desired appearance.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Our dental veneers offer an exceptional array of benefits to patients, including:
- Complete concealment of cosmetic imperfections
- Transform your smile in just two office visits
- Strengthen and improve the functionality of your smile
- Custom-made veneers showcase natural-looking results
- Stain resistant, durable, and long-lasting
- No traditional orthodontic treatment required
- Compatible with many other dental treatments
At Brooklyn Heights Dental, Dr. Stanislaus and our dedicated team of cosmetic dentistry experts provide porcelain veneers that resist staining better than resin veneers. They also mimic the light reflecting properties of your natural teeth, ensuring they blend flawlessly with your smile.
Types of Veneers We Offer
Dr. Eugene Stanislaus and our cosmetic dental team offer traditional porcelain veneers, and Lumineers, depending on each patient’s qualification. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll help you pick the treatment that will best suit your smile and fully satisfy your dental expectations.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of teeth that have been damaged or appear less than attractive. This cosmetic treatment is uniquely designed to completely cover and conceal the aesthetic imperfections of a patient’s natural tooth.
At your first consultation visit, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your condition as we prepare your treatment plan for your new smile.
During the second visit, typically scheduled for the following week, Dr. Stanislaus will remove your temporary veneer and clean your teeth. Then he will apply a specialized dental cement, attach the veneers, and complete the process by shining a curing lamp on your teeth.
Traditional porcelain veneers are permanently placed for a brilliant and lasting smile in only two office visits.
With proper maintenance, this highly personalized treatment can last up to 15 years.
Lumineers® Porcelain Veneers
Lumineers are a new, popular alternative to traditional porcelain veneers that don’t require removal of any natural structure of your teeth prior to placement. Lumineers are crafted from ultra-thin translucent porcelain that fits snugly over the tooth to conceal aesthetic flaws.
An added benefit of our permanent Lumineers porcelain veneers is that you won’t need to wear a temporary while waiting for the new one, and they can easily be removed by Dr. Stanislaus if needed or requested.
Similar to traditional veneers, enhancing your smile with Lumineers typically takes just two visits to our Brooklyn Heights Dental office.
During the first visit, Dr. Stanislaus will take a comprehensive mold of your smile which is then sent to the Lumineers laboratory. There, your mold will be used to fabricate your customized Lumineers.
Once your Lumineers are ready, typically in one week, you’ll return to our office to have your veneers placed. Finally, Dr. Stanislaus will evaluate the overall fitment, as well as ensure the force of your bite has not been affected.
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
During an initial consultation, Dr. Stanislaus will determine whether or not porcelain veneers are the right treatment option for your needs. We’ll develop a custom treatment plan, designed to meet all of your smile goals with porcelain veneers that will make you want to show off your new smile.
Porcelain veneers can help correct many types of cosmetic imperfections, creating the appearance of a nearly perfect smile.
There are several criteria that will make a patient an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers including:
- Fully developed mouth and tooth structures
- Free from dental health issues that could compromise the porcelain veneers
- Realistic treatment goals and expectations
- Knowledge of all available treatment options
- A strong desire for a dramatic enhancement in the overall appearance of their smile
Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental For Your Veneers Consultation
To learn more about porcelain veneers and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stanislaus, contact Brooklyn Heights Dental today. You can trust the experience and dedication of our dental team to deliver high-quality care and your well-deserved, one-of-a-kind smile. With porcelain veneers, you’ll be ready to shine your flawless smile as soon as you leave our Brooklyn office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is getting porcelain veneers painful?
Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that should result in little to no pain. Before placing the veneers, Dr. Stanislaus will numb your teeth to ensure you don’t feel anything during the procedure.
You may experience some mild discomfort at first, but this will typically fade within a few hours. Any pain that you do experience should be easily manageable with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will typically last for about 10 years. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene and visit our Brooklyn Heights practice at least twice a year for cleanings, they may last even longer — sometimes up to 20 years.
To help maximize the lifespan of your porcelain veneers, avoid habits that are bad for your teeth such as biting your fingernails or chewing ice cubes.
Will dental insurance cover porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure, so most insurance providers won’t cover them. However, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment cost covered in some cases. The amount of payment you receive will vary based on the terms of your specific plan. If you have any questions about your insurance benefits, our team will be happy to assist you.
What if my porcelain veneer falls off or gets damaged?
If your porcelain veneer falls off or gets damaged, don’t attempt to fix or reattach it yourself. This could end up making the issue worse and set your treatment back significantly. Instead, try to keep the veneer clean and out of harm’s way until Dr. Stanislaus can see you.
How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be maintained just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special tools or cleaning solutions are necessary to keep them clean. As long as you keep up with your oral care at home and visit us for regular checkups, your veneers should last for several years.
Can porcelain veneers fix crooked teeth?
Yes! In many cases, our Brooklyn Heights cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers to help crooked teeth appear straighter. This allows you to achieve a stunning smile without the need for braces or other orthodontic treatments.
If you’d like to correct the appearance of crooked teeth, give us a call at 718-865-8320 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanislaus. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!