Porcelain Veneers Riverhead, Roslyn and Nesconset, NY

Porcelain veneers might be the lasting solution to your cosmetic dental concerns. Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop and Dr. Caesar are highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentists. They can help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile you desire with porcelain veneers. We offer this cosmetic dentistry treatment at our three Bella Smiles office locations on Long Island for an instant smile makeover.

This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can easily improve the appearance of your smile. Our affordable porcelain veneers will blend with your natural look. They are capable of covering up most cosmetic blemishes and will help protect the tooth from further damage.

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What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that consist of high quality ceramic. A dental lab will make them to fit precisely over your teeth per our conditions. We will permanently bond the dental veneer to your tooth after your dentist prepares it.

You can use this versatile treatment on one tooth or for several teeth. The material reflects light much like a natural tooth and is also durable and can resistant many stains.

Porcelain veneers can address a range of concerns to reveal a beautiful smile that is both healthy and comfortable. These permanent dental restorations can correct:

Dr. Lotardo works with patients on a personal basis. He will help you achieve the unique, natural smile that suits you best using porcelain veneers.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

The dental veneer procedure will usually take two or three visits to our dental office in Riverhead, Roslyn or Nesconset. First, you will meet with one of our dentists for a consultation. We will listen to your concerns about your smile and thoroughly examine your teeth.

Then, we will determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers treatment. Dr. Lotardo will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your cosmetic goals if you qualify.

The porcelain veneers procedure begins with our dentist removing a small amount of tooth structure. Shaving off a bit of tooth enamel from the front surface will ensure a snug fit for the veneers. Then, we will take dental impressions to send them to a dental lab. The lab will make your custom porcelain veneers and send them to us when complete.

In some cases, we will place temporary veneers on your teeth for comfort until the final product is ready. The dental labs we work with use the highest quality ceramics. They will color-match the porcelain to your natural teeth.

Once complete, you will return to our office for veneer placement. During this step, we will permanently secure the veneers to your teeth. We will make adjustments if necessary, but the new veneers should fit perfectly.

Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop, or Dr. Caesar will make sure you are happy with the way the dental veneers look. Then we will use a special bonding cement to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.

The last step is to polish the surface for a beautiful and natural appearance. Your new smile will last for many years with good oral hygiene and regular dental care visits. We will monitor your veneers and look for any signs of wear or damage over time.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What should I avoid eating with porcelain veneers?

We recommend that patients with porcelain veneers avoid eating hard foods that may chip their teeth. This includes chewing on ice and hard candy. It is also important to avoid sticky foods and candy when possible because they will stick to your veneers easily.

Some drinks such as coffee, wine, and soda may leave stains under your veneers. We highly recommend limiting these types of strongly-colored drinks drinks.

Is getting veneers painful?

The procedure for getting veneers should not be painful. We can numb the area around the tooth for the first part of the procedure. This should limit any pain, but is not always necessary.

If you have eight or more veneers put in your mouth you may feel some soreness in your gums. However, this pain is typically mild and subsides quickly.

Can veneers make your breath smell bad?

Porcelain veneers can sometimes lead to bad breath. However, this happens only if they do not fit properly and if you do not take proper care of them. Veneers will fit perfectly against your natural teeth with zero space between them. They can trap bacteria in the gaps if they do not fit well, causing bad breath and gum disease.

Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation

Are you interested in improving your smile with porcelain veneers near you in Roslyn, Nesconset, and Riverhead, NY area? Schedule an appointment with Bella Smiles! One of our experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss your aesthetic dental goals to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.