By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
February 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Changing the look of your smile is easy with cosmetic dentistry. However, with the vast myriad of choices available, choosing the right veneersprocedure for you can prove to be difficult. Find out more about dental veneers, a common cosmetic procedure available with your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mason.

What are dental veneers? 
Dental veneers are custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain dental restorations which fit over the front of a tooth. Thanks to their location and appearance, veneers essentially cover up imperfections on the natural tooth to provide a more aesthetic, improved appearance. These very thin shells closely resemble natural teeth and blend into your smile whether you have a single veneer or an entire arch of veneers.

What can dental veneers correct in my smile? 
Dental veneers are a versatile dental restoration which can correct many flaws in the teeth. Veneers can also change the shape and size of the tooth. Veneers can treat many conditions, including:

  • cracked teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • discolored teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • slightly misaligned teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • jagged or rough teeth

Are dental veneers permanent? 
Dental veneers’ procedure requires that a small amount of enamel be removed from the front of the tooth. This renders the procedure permanent and non-reversible. However, thanks to their materials and the bonding process, proper care can maintain dental veneers for up to 20 years before requiring replacement. Patients care for veneers just like they would their natural teeth, by brushing twice daily and flossing at least once. Patients should also see their dentist twice a year for their normal examination and professional cleaning.

Dental Veneers in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Dental veneers are suitable for most people who wish to improve the appearance of their smile. Depending on your situation, your dentist may recommend only one veneer or a veneer for every visible tooth on the arch. This makes a consultation prior to any commitment to dental veneers an important step towards your new smile. For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Mason in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Call 201-288-4447 to schedule your consultation for veneers with Dr. Mason today!