For many patients, the right treatment comes in the form of porcelain veneers, among the most transformative cosmetic dentistry options available. And for those who are interested in porcelain veneers of the highest quality in the Long Island area, Smiles on Broadway offers the services of Dr. Steven Katz, Dr. Sultan S. Salem, and Dr. Dilmarys J. Peña, three dentists whose exceptional dental skills are matched by their discerning aesthetic sensibilities.
If you would like to learn more about how porcelain veneers can transform your smile and your life, please contact our Long Island dental practice today.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are finely crafted, extremely thin dental restorations that, when bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, conceal aesthetic imperfections such as chips, discoloration, and minor gaps between teeth. At Smiles on Broadway, our dentists invest meticulous care into ensuring that each patient’s veneers complement the size, shape, color, and even texture of surrounding natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are the exquisite cornerstone of some of the most stunning smile makeovers achieved at our practice.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Among the most versatile of all dental treatments, porcelain veneers can be used to treat a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can be customized to blend subtly into a patient’s smile or serve as the foundation for a more dramatic transformation. In any case, they are comfortable, safe, highly resistant to staining, and remarkably durable, often lasting for a decade or longer with proper maintenance. They are an ideal investment for patients who wish to achieve elegant results immediately; once they are affixed to the teeth, any underlying cosmetic flaws will disappear from view.
At Smiles on Broadway, we use only the finest medical-grade materials in all of our dental restorations, and the quality of the porcelain we use ensures that our veneers are strong and long lasting. Among the chief benefits of using porcelain in a dental restoration is that, like natural tooth enamel, it is translucent – that is, it allows some light to pass through its surface rather than simply reflecting it. As a result, porcelain veneers are practically indistinguishable structurally from natural tooth material; so discreet, in fact, that people may not even know that you underwent dental treatment. They’ll simply know that your smile looks absolutely amazing.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Most patients whose teeth are basically strong and healthy, if aesthetically flawed, are suitable candidates for porcelain veneers. The treatment is particularly well-suited to those who are looking to improve not only their appearance but their overall quality of life. Many of our patients have told us that, upon reviving their smiles with porcelain veneers, they experienced boosts in their self-esteem and self-image, carrying themselves with greater confidence in a variety of relationships. Some of our patients have even found employment or otherwise improved their careers after being fitted with porcelain veneers.
As with all of the treatments they provide, each dentist carefully evaluates patients and advises them as to the course of treatment most likely to produce the results they desire. In many cases, the best option is porcelain veneers, whether on their own or in conjunction with another treatment. In that case, our dentist works closely with patients to determine the type, color, and shape of veneer will be best suited to their smiles.
If you are not a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers, our dentist will find a dental treatment that is appropriate for you. You can rest assured that we will find the solution you need to achieve the smile you want.
In addition to concealing strictly aesthetic flaws, porcelain veneers can help to treat misshapen teeth. By altering the shape of teeth that are too short, too narrow, or somewhat crooked, our doctors can make the teeth more uniform and help to improve the bite. This form of “instant orthodontics” can, in some cases, serve as an excellent alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment; in other cases, porcelain veneers may be the ideal way to augment traditional orthodontics.
Porcelain Veneers versus Dental Bonding
Porcelain veneers and dental bonding achieve similar ends for patients who wish to achieve whiter, healthier-looking smiles. Both treatments effectively conceal cosmetic flaws in the teeth and produce immediate results. And both treatments, when performed by Dr. Katz, Dr. Salem or Dr. Peña result in smiles of impeccable beauty.
Veneers, because they are crafted of translucent porcelain, do tend to look more realistic, perfectly mimicking the light-reflecting properties of natural enamel. The porcelain in veneers is also more durable than the composite material used in the bonding procedure; it is more resistant to acid and is stronger overall. Conversely, dental bonding is a quicker treatment, as no laboratory work is necessary as it is in the case of veneers. Bonding is also less expensive, which is why many people who intend to be fitted with veneers one day undergo a bonding procedure in the interim.
At Smiles on Broadway, both porcelain veneers and dental bonding are outstanding treatments that produce stunning results. Which treatment is right for you is a highly personal matter; the decision, ultimately, will be yours.
Learn More about Our Exquisite Porcelain Veneers
At Smiles on Broadway, Dr. Katz, Dr. Salem and Dr. Peña have a finely honed artistic eye, the result of years of experience and a history of producing consistently outstanding results. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of porcelain veneers, we invite you to contact our Long Island dental practice today. It would be our honor to welcome you into our family of satisfied patients.