Veneers Offer Natural-Looking Luster and Appearance
If you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 study, 81% of people said their smiles looked unattractive in photographs and 28% wouldn’t show their smiles on social media. Your smile is a natural and unique part of who you are, so it isn’t surprising that a less than ideal smile can significantly impact your self-confidence. Although the first rudimentary dental veneers were introduced in the 1930s, ongoing advances in technology and techniques have led to development of beautiful, naturally-looking veneers. Porcelain veneers in West Islip and Oceanside, NY are an effective solution for hiding tooth imperfections including chips, gaps, discoloration, or crookedness. Porcelain veneers require a perfect blend of artistry and technical skills and are a proven method for delivering dream smiles to patients. FaceLipsTeeth (FLT) founder and cosmetic dentist Dr. Mike Elvis Calderón has dedicated his career to delivering state-of-the-art dental treatments that help people look and feel better.
Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
As long as a person has good oral health, porcelain veneers are a viable solution to resolve cosmetic issues. The incredible popularity of porcelain veneers is attributed to their ability to closely mimic the balanced relationship between biological, mechanical, functional, and aesthetic elements of natural teeth. They offer long-lasting color stability, life-like translucency, high-abrasion resistance, and excellent strength and resiliency, with minimal reduction to existing teeth. When designed, fabricated, and applied meticulously, porcelain veneers are an excellent long-term option for remedying any of the following issues that impact teeth:
Our Customized Treatment Process
During your first appointment, a few millimeters of the front surface of your tooth enamel is removed. This ensures that your custom dental veneers will fit naturally and comfortably over your existing teeth. The thin shells are custom molded to the shape of your tooth’s front surface. Next, impressions are taken of your modified teeth and sent to our dental lab where skilled technicians hand-design the veneers in the ideal size, shape, and color to complement your other teeth, gum and lip lines, and facial features.
When the restorations are ready, you’ll return to our cosmetic dentistry practice in Oceanside or West Islip, NY for a second appointment. We’ll check the final fit of your veneers, make any adjustments, and bond them securely to your teeth. Porcelain veneers won’t stain like natural teeth and are easily maintained with proper brushing and flossing. Porcelain veneers in Oceanside and West Islip, NY provide a minimally invasive method for achieving the smile of your dreams, and one that will endure for many years to come.