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The years can take a toll on your teeth, no matter how diligently you care for your smile. Luckily, revitalizing your appearance can be as simple as visiting your dentist in Englewood, NJ, Dr. Mark Docktor, for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers enhance your smile
Veneers hide imperfections under thin porcelain shells attached to the fronts of your teeth. The restorations are about the same thickness as a contact lens, yet offer an exceptional ability to hide cosmetic issues with teeth.
You won't need to undergo an extensive dental procedure if you want veneers. In fact, your Englewood dentist will only need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel before you receive your restorations. This step is crucial as it ensures that your veneers look natural and feel comfortable.
Thanks to veneers, it's possible to:
- Keep Minor Flaws and Damage Hidden: Do a few little flaws detract from your smile? Porcelain veneers can hide uneven surfaces, shallow cracks, chips in teeth and other imperfections.
- Improve Color: All of your teeth should be the same color, but that's not always the case. Luckily, the problem is easy to fix by adding a porcelain veneer that matches the exact shade of your other teeth.
- Transform an Unusual-Looking Tooth: Whether the problem is a crooked, twisted or oddly shaped tooth, adding a porcelain veneer will change the shape of your tooth.
- Solve Your Short Tooth Problem: Veneers extend the length of teeth that are just a little too short.
- Brighten Your Entire Smile: Porcelain veneers are also a good option if you want a bright, white smile. Stain-resistant veneers are available in a multitude of shades, allowing you to choose the ideal level of whiteness for your smile. The restorations are frequently used by celebrities who want a whiter smile.
- Hide Gaps: Slight gaps disappear once a few veneers are added to your teeth.
Would you like to renew your smile with porcelain veneers? Call Dr. Docktor's Englewood, NJ, office at (201) 894-9998 to schedule your appointment.
Just like adults, teenagers experience chipped, stained or disfigured teeth. And during a life stage where issues with appearance can be acutely painful, these defects call out for a solution.
And, there is one: porcelain veneers. These thin wafers of custom-made porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to cover dental flaws. They’re one of the least invasive—and most affordable—methods for smile enhancement.
There is one caveat, though: The affected teeth will most likely need alteration. Veneers can look bulky when bonded directly to teeth, so we compensate for this by removing some of the surface enamel. This changes the tooth permanently, to the point that it will always require a veneer or some other form of restoration.
But although this may be a minor issue for an adult, it could pose a problem for a teenager. That’s because the pulp, the innermost layer of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, is larger in a younger adolescent tooth than in an older adult tooth. Because of its size, it’s closer to the tooth’s surface. During enamel reduction for veneers on a young tooth, this could lead to inadvertent nerve damage. If that happens, the tooth may need a root canal treatment to preserve it.
If the adolescent tooth needing a “facelift” has already been root canaled or sustained significant structural damage, then altering it for veneers may not be too concerning. Likewise, if the teeth are smaller than normal, the bulkiness of a veneer may actually improve appearance and not require alteration. We’ll need to examine a young patient first before making any recommendations.
There are also alternatives to veneers for improving smile appearance. Enamel staining could be enhanced temporarily with teeth whitening. Small chips can be repaired with bonded dental material, or in skilled hands be used to “build” a veneer one layer at a time with no enamel reduction. Although not as durable as regular veneers, these bonding techniques could buy time until the tooth is more mature for veneers.
Whichever path we take, there are effective ways to transform a teenager’s flawed tooth. And that can make for an even better smile.
If you would like more information on dental restorations for teenagers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Veneers for Teenagers.”
Find out how this simple cosmetic procedure could give you your dream smile.
While it’s obvious that having a beautiful smile can certainly improve your appearance and boost your confidence, did you know that it could also influence your personal and professional relationships? That’s right! Smiling doesn’t just make you seem more attractive and likable in the eyes of those around you, but you could also be perceived as more competent in the workforce. But first, do you have a smile that exudes confidence? If you said no, don’t worry. Our Englewood, NJ, dentist, Dr. Mark Docktor, is here to show you how dental veneers can help.
What are veneers?
Each veneer is custom-made from medical-grade porcelain that is designed to mimic the look of natural tooth enamel. Veneers are to teeth what false nails are to fingernails. They are designed to enhance and cosmetically bolster your smile just by simply bonding the veneers to the front surface of your teeth.
You can choose to get a full set of veneers for your smile or you can cover a particularly cosmetically flawed tooth. The decision is completely up to you and our Englewood cosmetic dentist can tailor your treatment to fit your goals and needs.
What are the benefits involved in getting this cosmetic restoration?
Since each veneer is specially crafted based on measurements taken of each individual tooth this means that it’s impossible for anyone to be able to tell whether you have veneers or not. Veneers are even made from a material that is designed to mimic light reflection and translucency in the same way that enamel does.
Another benefit is that these restorations are resilient to stains, which means that you can enjoy coffee, red wine, and tea without worrying that your new smile is going to stain. Of course, you do want to continue to maintain good oral hygiene to make sure that your veneers stay radiant and healthy looking.
While there are other restorations like crowns on the market that can also alter the shape, size, and color of a tooth, crowns require far more tooth preparation than veneers. Veneers can be placed without having to remove a significant amount of enamel from your teeth. The tooth preparation is so minimal that we often don’t even need to use anesthesia before removing the enamel. There are even some veneers that don’t require any tooth preparation.
If you want to reap all the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile both in your personal life and at work, then it might be time to consider getting dental veneers in Englewood, NJ. Call Dental Arts of Englewood today to schedule your free cosmetic consultation.
Are you ready to find out the many ways cosmetic and restorative dentistry can help you?
There are so many wonderful benefits to smiling that you may not even realize. Besides stimulating the release of endorphins, which make you happier, smiling can also lower your blood pressure and boost your immune system. Who doesn’t want that? Of course, if you aren’t happy with your smile then you may be holding back from smiling as much. Isn’t it time you enjoyed all the benefits of smiling? This is just one reason why our Englewood, NJ, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Docktor, offers these fantastic treatment options:
Tired of having a dull, yellow smile? Looking for a faster way to get your smile several shades whiter without having to wear those whitening stripes every night? Then it’s time to talk to our Englewood dentist about professional teeth whitening.
You can choose to whiten your smile in our office (which offers the fastest and most effective results) or use a similar system from the comfort of your own home (which is great for those looking for a cost-effective approach). You’ll immediately see the difference in as little as one whitening session with chairside teeth whitening.
Veneers can be an amazing restoration because they are so versatile. They can completely revamp and alter the color, shape, size or length of one or more teeth just by bonding this custom-made tooth-colored shell to the front of your natural tooth. Little tooth preparation is required and you could get your veneers in as little as one week. Veneers are a great option for those looking to hide a myriad of imperfections from chips and cracks to gaps between teeth.
If you need to replace your missing teeth but you want a restoration that you can rely on to function as close to real teeth as possible then it’s time to consider getting dental implants. An implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to help support an artificial tooth (e.g. dental crown). Non-smoking adults who maintain good oral health could be good candidates for implants.
Dental Arts of Englewood is ready to help you craft a smile that you’ll finally feel proud of. Don’t let your smile fall flat. Call our Englewood, NJ, dental office today to find out how we could help you.
Do cosmetic flaws have you down? Find out how dental veneers can turn it all around.
Are you ready to revamp your smile? Wondering just how cosmetic dentistry can help you? Our Englewood, NJ, dentist Dr. Mark Docktor offers an array of different options so that you can get the results you want to make your smile the way you want it. One dental restoration that has become increasingly popular is dental veneers.
What Dental Veneers Can Do
You may want to get dental veneers if you are dealing with any of the following dental issues:
- Discolorations caused by long-term antibiotic use, excessive fluoride or trauma
- Severe stains caused by smoking or foods/drinks
- Chipped, cracked or worn teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Uneven spacing or gaps between teeth
- Minor crowding
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are adhered to the front portion of your teeth to hide these flaws and more. Since veneers are also made from porcelain, they are extremely durable and can provide additional protection for teeth that may have been worn down due to teeth grinding.
Dental veneers can also give you a straighter smile. If you hate that there are small gaps between your front teeth or that teeth are slightly overlapping then getting dental veneers may be all you need to get a straighter smile.
Getting Dental Veneers
In order to get dental veneers, our Englewood, NJ, cosmetic dentist will need to prepare your tooth and remove some enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. This tooth preparation is minimal but it has to happen in order to get traditional veneers. Of course, there are also no-prep dental veneers, in which no enamel has to be removed.
Once your teeth are prepped and ready for veneers, we will take impressions of your teeth. Impressions are necessary because they provide the exact measurements that a dental lab will need to create veneers that fit just right. Once your veneers are ready, you will come in for a final fitting where we will also attach your veneers.
Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Englewood, NJ? If so, then isn’t it time you called Dental Arts of Englewood to schedule your cosmetic consultation? Let us help you get a smile that you’ll love.