FAQs about Veneers

By Dental Arts of Englewood
February 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Common questions and answers about porcelain veneers



You’ve heard about porcelain veneers, but you wonder what makes them so special, and whether they might be able to restore your smile. Dr. Mark Docktor at Dental Arts of Englewood in Englewood, New Jersey wants you to know all about porcelain veneers by providing answers to some common questions.


What are porcelain veneers and what’s so special about them?


Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain which fit over the front surfaces of your teeth providing a cosmetically beautiful way to fix many dental issues. Unlike other dental materials, porcelain has a translucent quality which makes it appear completely natural. Veneers are also very conservative because very little tooth surface is removed. The veneer material also doesn’t pick up stains as easily as your natural teeth do.


What dental problems can porcelain veneers fix?


Veneers are a very versatile way to fix common dental problems including:

  • Discolored or deeply stained teeth from medications like tetracycline
  • Worn, dark or yellowed teeth from aging
  • Gapped or widely spaced teeth
  • Badly shaped teeth due to wear or genetics
  • Damaged, broken or cracked teeth from traumatic injury


What is the process to get porcelain veneers?


Typically the process takes two appointments. At your first appointment, Dr. Mark Docktor will do a full examination and prepare your teeth to get them ready for veneers. He will take molds of your teeth and send the molds to a dental laboratory, where highly skilled technicians will create your veneers. Dr. Mark will give you a set of temporary veneers to wear until your permanent set is ready. At your second appointment, Dr. Mark will cement your beautiful porcelain veneers permanently to your teeth.


Dr. Mark Docktor at Dental Arts of Englewood in Englewood New Jersey would like to help you explore the benefits of porcelain veneers. Through the use of computer and 3D imaging technology, he can help you visualize exactly how porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your smile. Call him today and be on your way to your new smile!