How Can I Get a Perfect Smile?
Composite and Porcelain Veneers Provide Cost-Effective Solutions For Smile
Researchers have continuously proven the life-changing benefits of a healthy smile. Smiling produces endorphins in your brain, which helps create new friendships and makes those around you feel better about themselves. If you’re lacking the confidence to smile because of imperfect teeth, turn to the specialists at Prosthodontics of Princeton to transform your life by giving you a beautiful new smile. Dentists Dr. Steven C. Isaacson and Dr. Suzanne B. Reinhardt are proud to offer high quality cosmetic dentistry to the kids, teens and adults of Princeton, NJ and the surrounding areas between Philadelphia and New York.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of composite material or dental porcelain bonded in layers to the surface of your existing teeth. The shape, color and alignment of veneers are created to match your current teeth, improving the appearance of your teeth instantly. With proper care, veneers have impressive longevity.
How Will Veneers Fix My Teeth?
- Brighten discolored, yellow or stained teeth that often result from drinking tea or coffee, smoking or taking certain medications.
- Repair chipped, fractured or uneven teeth.
- Close undesired spaces or gaps between teeth that can sometimes worsen with age.
- Improve tooth shape by lengthening short or worn down teeth.
- Cover scars from orthodontic braces.
- Correct crooked teeth or overlapping teeth.
- Involves little to no removal of original tooth structure.
What’s the Difference Between Porcelain Veneers and Composite Veneers?
There are two types of veneers to choose from. One is made of a composite resin, and the other is made of porcelain.
Composite Resin Bonding Veneers
- Most preferred and affordable procedure for your smile makeover.
- Procedure is completed in a single visit, as the veneer is created and applied directly to the tooth.
- Properly shaped with the translucency, surface texture, shape, position, and alignment of your real tooth.
- Can last from 7 to 10 years.
- Require standard care, but can easily be repaired if chipped.
Conventional Porcelain Veneers
- Most common, but more expensive than composite veneers.
- Procedure takes two visits, because the veneer needs to be created by a laboratory ceramist from a mold for most natural-looking teeth.
- Works better for moderate to severe challenges.
- Can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years.
- Require less maintenance, as they are generally stronger and more durable.
How Will Prosthodontics of Princeton Put On My Veneers?
You will consult with Dr. Isaacson or Dr. Reinhardt to decide if you are a candidate for veneers and to figure out what you want your smile to look like. The dentist will then clean and dry the surface of your teeth and reduce the surface of the teeth slightly. Teeth are isolated with rubber dam or cotton roll to eliminate chance of saliva interfering with bonding.
- An enamel etchant is applied to teeth to roughen the surface.
- A composite resin, matched to the color of the surrounding teeth, is applied to the tooth in layers and shaped.
- Veneer is set using a curing light.
- Teeth are smoothed and polished.
- A veneer mold is made from an impression of the tooth to match the color and shape of your teeth.
- The mold is sent to the laboratory for creation of the exact porcelain veneer to fit your tooth and your mouth.
- During your next visit, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
- Extra cement is squeezed out and removed.
- Teeth are smoothed and polished.
Time For You to Have That Celebrity Smile You’ve Always Wanted
If porcelain or composite dental veneers for your teeth sound like the solution to your perfect smile, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Isaacson or Dr. Reinhardt by calling at (609) 924-1975. The specialists at Prosthodontics of Princeton look forward to giving you that confident, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.