Dental Veneers

A Veneer is a thin shell that is made out of porcelain or ceramic. The shade of the veneer, along with its shape and size will be made to match your surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are typically used to address cosmetic concerns such as chipped, cracked, stained, or misaligned teeth.

At Sayville Family Dentistry, we offer dental veneers as a solution for a variety of dental issues. Whether you’re looking to restore a broken tooth or enhance your smile, we can help. Most patients are eligible for veneers if their tooth structure and roots are healthy. However, if you have cavities or gum disease, these conditions will need to be treated before the procedure can be performed.

How do we restore Dental Veneers?

The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

One of the biggest advantages of veneers is that they can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. By hiding cosmetic dental imperfections, veneers can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Veneers are also a versatile treatment option, as they can be used to correct a wide range of dental problems, making them a suitable option for many patients.

Restore your confidence, stability, and oral health with our Dental Veneers solutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prevent tooth discoloration?

While you can’t prevent deep dental stains due to trauma, medications or health conditions, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of everyday surface discoloration:

  • Brush your teeth two to three times a day using a soft-bristled brush and ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss between your teeth once a day.
  • Limit foods and drinks that stain teeth, like tea, coffee, cola and red wine.
  • Drink lots of water and rinse your mouth after drinking beverages that could cause tooth discoloration.