FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

Have you ever heard of porcelain veneers? This breakthrough cosmetic procedure offers patients instant smile rejuvenation. As part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer innovative veneers to improve the health and beauty of your smile.Frequently Asked QuestionsQuestion: Do porcelain veneers look natural?Answer: Yes. Veneers are made for thin shells of porcelain. This material is durable and mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel. Porcelain is also stain resistant, helping your smile stay brighter, longer. Veneers can also be shaded to ensure the restorations blend seamlessly with your smile.Question: How do I receive porcelain veneers?Answer: After an initial consultation, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will decide if veneers are the best choice for addressing your smile issues. If so, the first step will involve one of your Livingston dentists removing a miniscule layer of enamel from your tooth to make room for the veneers. Then, an impression will be taken of the tooth. Using the impression, our onsite dental lab will fabricate your custom-made veneer. After checking the fit, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will place the veneer using a powerful bonding agent.Question: Are veneers long lasting?Answer: Yes. With proper maintenance, veneers can provide decades of quality smile restoration. Simply practice good oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once. Attending checkups and cleanings allows your Livingston dentists to assess the state of your veneers to ensure optimal restoration.Question: What smile imperfections can porcelain veneers address?Answer: With porcelain veneers, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can correct the appearance of misalignment and close gaps between your teeth. Veneers can also be used to mask permanent teeth stains. For damaged teeth, veneers are often recommended to repair cracks and chips. Veneers can reshape malformed teeth and lengthen worn down teeth, as well.About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.