Posts for tag: Veneers

YouMayNotNeedPermanentToothAlterationWithTheseUltra-ThinVeneers

If you're looking for a cosmetic enhancement with a “light” touch, you can't beat dental veneers. These custom-made wafers of dental porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to mask chips, heavy staining or gaps, revitalizing your smile.

But with traditional veneers, a minimal impact doesn't mean no impact at all. Although they're quite thin—often a millimeter or less—they can still look bulky when bonded to unprepared teeth. Dentists usually remove a small amount of surface enamel to help them appear more natural.

The alteration itself is painless, and only the bare minimum of enamel is removed. Even so, the alteration is permanent—the tooth will require a veneer or other form of restoration from then on. But a new kind of veneer may make it possible to avoid any enamel removal, or much less. These no-prep or minimal-prep veneers are even thinner, between 0.3 and 0.5 millimeters.

With these ultra-thin veneers, your dentist may only perform a little minor enamel re-shaping, particularly the sides of the teeth, to ensure a good fit. As thin as they are—akin to that of a contact lens—no-prep veneers can be bonded to the teeth surface without the need for fitting them under the gum line.

No-prep veneers are ideal for people with smaller than normal teeth, or that appear smaller due to other facial features. This also includes teeth that have worn down from age or teeth grinding, or those that are misshapen in some way. They also work well with people who have a narrow smile where less teeth than normal are visible in the “smile zone.”

They can also be used with patients who have oversized or prominent teeth, but it may still require some enamel removal. The only qualification for anyone receiving ultrathin veneers is that their enamel is in reasonably good health.

Because there's little to no alteration of the teeth, no-prep veneers can be reversed. Removing them, though, is no easy task, so you'll still need to think long-term before obtaining one. All in all, though, no-prep veneers in the right setting can still transform your smile without much permanent change to your teeth.

If you would like more information on no-prep veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
June 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

It’s common to have flaws in your smile that you may be uncomfortable with. Flaws in your smile may hurt your confidence and make it feel embarrassing to show off your smile like you want to. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mason of Mason Dental Assosiatiates, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, can help you determine what cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures 

There are numerous issues that cosmetic dentistry from your cosmetic dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, can tackle. Some common procedures include:

  • Dental Implants- If you’re missing a tooth, dental implants may be the right solution for you! Dental implants are a durable form of tooth replacement that’s long-lasting, natural-looking, and completely functional like a natural tooth! No one will ever know you were missing a tooth to begin with.
  • Teeth Whitening- Over time, it’s common for your teeth to take on yellowing and staining. Teeth whitening can brighten up your smile and leave it sparkling again. Professional teeth whitening from your dentist can be done in-office and you should notice results almost instantly after treatment.
  • Bonding- If you have chips or cracks in your smile, bonding is the best way to patch these cracks up. Bonding is tooth-colored and will leave you with a natural-looking result.
  • Veneers- With veneers, you can cover up any yellowing or staining, missing teeth, crookedness, misalignment, and any chips or cracks you may suffer from. Veneers are the best way to get a perfect-looking Hollywood smile.

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist Today!

No matter what issues you may face, there’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure out there for you. Contact Dr. Mason of Mason Dental Assosiatiates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, at (201) 288-4447 today!

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
May 25, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   porcelain veneers  

What's keeping you from the smile of your dreams? Perhaps it's a chipped tooth, a slight gap, or teeth that simply will not whiten. Dental veneers can address these and other problems and do so faster than a lot of other treatments. Not everyone may be a candidate for the procedure, but they have improved many smiles. To find out more contact Dr. Jeffrey Mason of Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.

Understanding Dental Veneers

Veneers work in a similar way to dental crowns in that they are tooth-shaped and are adhered to your tooth. But unlike crowns, because they are much thinner, they do not require nearly as much of your tooth to be reshaped. They can also last a long time with proper care.

You may be warned against biting very hard foods or using your teeth as a tool for opening things, but these warnings stand even for your natural teeth. Good dental habits remain important as well since veneers require otherwise healthy teeth for the treatment, and because your teeth beneath the veneers are still susceptible to decay.

How Veneers Can Help

Teeth that are worn, cracked, chipped, or in some way misshapen can benefit from dental veneers. They are also an excellent option for slight gaps in your smile and for teeth that do not respond to professional whitening. You can have a single veneer placed, or only a few if you are not looking for a full transformation.

They may not be the treatment for you if you have severe bite problems, are looking to correct larger gaps, or some of your teeth are too damaged. Your dentist may recommend alternative treatments if any of this is the case.

Veneers in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

If it's several concerns that are keeping you from the smile of your dreams then dental veneers may be the best and fastest way to achieve it. Come into the office to discover if dental veneers are right for you. Make an appointment with Dr. Mason of Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, by dialing (201) 288-4447.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
February 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   porcelain veneers  

If you need help with correcting your smile or are considering porcelain veneers, you have come to the right place. An appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Mason of Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, can help you determine if veneers are the correct choice for your smile.

Discover The Versatility Of Porcelain Veneers

Daily oral care is sure to help remove stains that accumulate on the enamel. Still, sometimes we can not clean every stain. For stubborn stains that remain on the teeth, veneers are a great option. Here’s why dental veneers are so versatile:

Non-Invasive Improvements in Your Smile

Veneers are thin material that is placed over the tooth, instantly improving your smile. That means no need for surgery or other invasive treatments to install your porcelain veneers.

Healthy teeth and gums have the best chance with the successful installation of veneers. Another boon is that veneers last a long time -- up to 15 years with proper care.

Custom Made Just For You

Just as every person has teeth that are unique to their genetics, your dentist can offer choices that resemble your natural teeth. A range of colors, shapes, and sizes make veneers one of the most versatile tools in your dentist’s toolbox.

Creates A More Consistent Look

For those with large spaces between their teeth, dental veneers make it easy to create a smile that boosts your confidence. Individuals with cracked or chipped teeth will also find that their smile is more even after applying veneers.

Easy Adjustments

Your dentist will be able to adjust your veneers until you feel most comfortable. There is less commitment because the procedure affects the surfaces of your teeth and not the roots.

Explore your options with porcelain veneers today. Call Dr. Mason at Mason Dental Associates serving the Hasbrouck Heights, NJ area at (201) 288-4447 to schedule a consultation.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
December 30, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

There's no such thing as a perfect smile, but Dr. Jeffrey Mason can help you get pretty close. At Mason Dental Associates, we offer veneers to patients who suffer from chips, cracks, fractures, or severe discoloration in the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry services such as these will also help realign the bite, so you can eat, laugh, and speak with confidence once again. When you visit our Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, office, we can discuss what's best for your unique situation, from dental bonding and teeth whitening to crowns and bridgework. If you're ready to get started, give us a call today.

Enhance Your Smile with Dental Veneers

These cosmetic restorations require little to no anesthesia and rapidly change the color, shape, size, and stability of teeth. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that sit on the surface of one or several and treat a variety of unflattering defects that can transform one's smile. Placement typically involves three appointments in our Hasbrouck Heights, NJ office that consists of diagnosis and planning, preparation, and permanent bonding. Veneers aren't removable, which means they can last a lifetime with proper oral care and professional cleanings.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry services like veneers do more than make you look and feel attractive. Because they improve the health of teeth and surrounding tissues, this gives your oral health an upgrade. Restorations also reshape enamel to help eliminate gaps caused by excessive decay, trauma, or injury. Once your smile damage gets repaired, the advantages are endless. You'll immediately notice pearly whites, a stronger bite, and a general mood boost. Other benefits include immediate results accompanied by practically painless and non-invasive treatment, as well as a resemblance to natural teeth.

If you wish to fall back in love with your smile, our dentist can deliver that reward. Dr. Mason will decide if you're a candidate for veneers during an oral examination. Not everyone is eligible, but we provide you with options and will address any questions or concerns during your visit. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, Dr. Mason will suggest the appropriate route.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry and other services provided by Mason Dental Associates, visit our website or call (201) 288-4447 for an appointment in our Hasbrouck Heights, NJ office.