If your teeth are severely stained, have small chips or cracks, or have become worn, you may be unhappy with your appearance. Porcelain veneers are a quick and easy way to enhance your smile, and can treat any number of teeth suffering from cosmetic imperfections.
The practice of Charles Grannum, DMD is proud to offer porcelain veneers at our Brooklyn, NY, office. In just two visits to our practice, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile and greatly boost your confidence. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We welcome non-English speaking patients.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are made of thin porcelain shells that are bonded directly to the front of each treated tooth, and can be used to conceal a range of minor dental imperfections. Dental veneers are applied during two visits to our office. During the first visit, Dr. Grannum will gently buff the top layer of enamel from your teeth (typically half a millimeter or less), providing a better bonding surface and ensuring your veneers will sit flush against your gum line. Next, Dr. Grannum will make impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to an off-site dental laboratory. There, meticulous lab technicians will craft a set of customized veneers for you, made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. While your veneers are being made, usually over a period of two to three weeks, you will typically be given a set of temporary veneers.
When your veneers are completed, you will return to our office, where Dr. Grannum will check the fit of the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. He will lightly etch the front of your teeth, creating a stronger bonding surface for the veneers, and apply a specialized light-sensitive resin. When all your veneers are in place, a light will be used to cure the resin for a long-lasting bond. After this appointment, you will walk out of our office with a whiter, more uniform, and more attractive smile.
Benefits of the Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are an excellent treatment option for patients who want to improve their smile, but do not require have any serious dental health issues in need of attention. For many patients, the primary advantage of veneers is that their teeth are left intact, and no invasive dental procedures are needed.
Veneers also offer an incredibly lifelike appearance. The high-quality porcelain used in veneers reflects light much like the enamel on your teeth. After they have been applied, veneers are nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, so while proper hygiene and maintenance is still required, your teeth are more likely to stay brilliant for years to come.
Contact Fort Greene Dental
It’s time to achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted. To learn more about your candidacy for porcelain veneers, or any of our cosmetic services, contact our practice today. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.