A perfect smile is within your reach with Veneers, the cosmetic treatment designed to correct multiple flaws quickly, with exceptionally natural-looking results. If you are longing for a straighter, whiter, more uniform smile but don’t want to spend time on multiple cosmetic and orthodontic treatments, veneers might just be the solution for you.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, wafer-like shells that go on the fronts of your teeth to fill in gaps and cover flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration.
Dr. Palmieri frequently prescribes porcelain veneers since they replicate the translucency and coloring of your natural teeth. Veneers also repel stains, so they do not become discolored over time. Resin veneers are a thinner alternative to porcelain when keeping as much natural enamel as possible is more important than optimizing aesthetics.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers are designed to correct multiple flaws at once, making them one of the most cost-effective, and most popular, cosmetic treatments we offer. Consider veneers if you want to:
Veneers will completely transform your smile, and the results can last 10+ years with proper care.
How are Veneers applied?
After taking digital impressions of your teeth, Dr. Palmieri will send the images to a dental lab, which will cast your custom veneers. The lab will create each veneer according to the shape and shade you desire. In the meantime, Dr. Palmieri will prepare your teeth so that the veneers will bond to them securely. Once your veneers have been fabricated, Dr. Palmieri will bond them to the fronts of your teeth, making adjustments and putting on finishing touches for the perfect look and feel. After all your veneers are in place to your satisfaction, he will beam a special light at them to cure the bond before cleaning and polishing them to perfection.
What to Expect
Most patients feel very little discomfort, if any, during veneer placement.
There may be some sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but it’s only temporary. Your veneers should look and feel completely natural.
How long do dental veneers last?
The average lifespan of veneers is about 10 years. Resin veneers don’t usually last as long as porcelain veneers, though that mostly depends on your brushing, flossing, and other oral care habits. Dr. Palmieri can give you advice on keeping your veneers looking great for as long as possible.