Veneers

Plainsboro Family Dentistry

Samir Patel, DDS

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Plainsboro, NJ

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments for good reason: They can radically transform the appearance of your smile with a procedure that’s quick, easy, and noninvasive. If you want to improve your smile with veneers, schedule a visit with Samir Patel, DDS, and the team of dental professionals at Plainsboro Family Dentistry in Plainsboro, New Jersey. You can book your appointment by calling the office or using the convenient online tool.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, durable pieces of porcelain that look like the front side of a tooth. Your dentist permanently bonds them to your teeth in order to cover up cosmetic defects and give you a more beautiful smile. 

Porcelain is very similar to natural tooth enamel in color and translucency, so your veneers will look just like natural teeth once sealed in place.

How do veneers enhance my smile?

Veneers effectively mask any cosmetic defect on the surface of your teeth. This means the team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry can use veneers to cosmetically improve teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Stained
  • Worn

Your dentist can also use veneers to reshape your teeth and improve teeth that are:

  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Widely spaced
  • Too small

Ultimately, veneers enable you to redesign your smile so that it’s more uniform, flawless, and beautiful.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers have a number of benefits, including:

  • Noninvasive procedure
  • Well-tolerated by gum tissue
  • Stain-resistant

Veneers are also very durable and last many years with proper care.

What are the steps for getting veneers?

When you get veneers, you start with a cosmetic consultation. You and the team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry discuss your cosmetic concerns and how you hope to improve your smile with veneers. 

You can bring in photos of smiles that you admire to serve as a visual aid during your consultation. Your dentist also helps you design your smile in order to enhance its appearance while still complementing the rest of your facial features.

Once you decide on a size, shape, and color for your veneers, your dentist prepares your teeth by shaving off a very thin layer of enamel, roughly equivalent to the thickness of the veneers themselves. 

They take an impression of your smile and fit you with temporary veneers to wear while you wait for an off-site dental laboratory to fabricate your permanent veneers from your impression.

You come back for a second visit when your permanent veneers are ready. Your dentist checks that they fit comfortably and look perfect, and then seals them to your teeth with dental cement. 

Get your veneers today by calling the office of Plainsboro Family Dentistry or booking a visit online.

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