Posts for tag: Veneers

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.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

If your smile isn't quite picture-perfect, you may benefit from veneer treatment. Offered by your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mason, these versatile restorations hide a multitude of flaws and provide you with a an amazing appearance—read on to learn more!

 

How veneers can upgrade your smile

Veneers may be no thicker than a contact lens, but they can still dramatically change your smile for the better. Most often made of porcelain, these tooth-shaped shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. Additionally, they don't require any extensive preparation or major changes to your teeth. In fact, only a small amount of tooth enamel may need to be removed to ensure a proper fit.

Veneers from our Hasbrouck Heights office may be a good choice if you are concerned about:

  • Minor Damage: Chips and shallow cracks may not alter the integrity of your teeth, but they can be unsightly. Veneers offer a simple solution that keeps damage out of sight.
  • Surface Issues: Tooth enamel isn't always perfectly smooth, as bumps, pits, and uneven surfaces can all draw unwanted attention to your smile. Fortunately, improving your tooth surface can be as easy as attaching a few veneers.
  • Discolored Teeth: Whether your discoloration occurred due to trauma, a dental issue or taking the antibiotic tetracycline as a child, veneers can improve the color of discolored teeth. Your veneers will be made to match the color of nearby teeth to ensure that the discoloration soon becomes a distant memory.
  • Irregularities: Veneers make crooked, twisted, pointed or oddly shaped teeth look perfectly uniform. They also offer a simple way to lengthen teeth that are a little too short.
  • Gaps: The restorations also make gaps between your teeth disappear. They're a good option if you have slight gaps. Larger gaps may require orthodontic treatment.
  • Stains: Would you like a whiter smile? Veneers can whiten your entire smile, are available in many shades of white and are stain-resistant.

 

Interested? Give us a call

Revitalize your smile with veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, Dr. Mason, at (201) 288-4447 to schedule your appointment.

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With its life-like color and texture, dental porcelain can restore a smile marred by decayed or damaged teeth. This durable ceramic material not only matches the varieties of individual tooth colors and hues, its translucence mimics the appearance of natural teeth. But perhaps its greatest benefit is its adaptability for use in a number of different applications, particularly veneers and crowns.

Veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain laminated together and permanently bonded to cover the visible outer side of a tooth to improve its appearance. Crowns, on the other hand, are “caps” of dental porcelain designed to completely cover a defective tooth.

Veneers and crowns share a number of similarities. Both can alter the color and shape of teeth, although crowns are used when more extensive tooth structure has been damaged. They’re also “irreversible,” meaning the tooth must be altered in such a way that it will always require a veneer or crown, though on some occasions a veneer can require no removal of tooth structure and can be reversible.

They do, however, have some differences as to the type of situation they address. Veneers are generally used where the affected teeth have a poor appearance (chipped, malformed or stained, for example) but are still structurally healthy. And although they do generally require some removal of tooth enamel to accommodate them (to minimize a “bulky” appearance), the reduction is much less than for a crown.

Crowns, on the other hand, restore teeth that have lost significant structure from disease, injury, stress-related grinding habits or the wearing effects of aging. Since they must contain enough mass to stand up to the normal biting forces a tooth must endure, a significant amount of the original tooth structure must be removed to accommodate them.

Which application we use will depend upon a thorough examination of your teeth. Once we’ve determined their condition and what you need, we can then recommend the best application for your situation. But regardless of whether we install a veneer or crown, using dental porcelain can help achieve an end result that’s truly life-changing — a new, younger-looking smile.

If you would like more information on dental porcelain restorations, 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 “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
August 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

VeneersWith so many cosmetic treatments to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you. Well, if you have deep stains, mild crookedness, gaps, or chips, porcelain veneers may be the best choice. Custom-crafted from premiere dental ceramic, veneers cover the front of healthy, but flawed, teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Mason can tell you about porcelain veneers when you visit his Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, office for a personalized consultation.

Veneers and you

Porcelain veneers are super-thin, tooth-shaped shells of fine ceramic which faithfully mimic natural tooth enamel in color, sheen, and shape. Permanently bonded on the cheek side of selected teeth, veneers beautify and strengthen smiles.

Dr. Mason places porcelain veneers on healthy teeth. During a consultation with your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, you'll learn how your smile can improve and exactly how the treatment will proceed. For your part, you'll tell Dr. Mason how you'd like your smile to change:

  1. Do you wish to even tooth length in the "smile Zone" in the front of your mouth?
  2. Are your teeth somewhat crooked or widely spaced but do not need orthodontic correction?
  3. Are your teeth so stained they do not respond to professional whitening treatments?
  4. Are some teeth poorly shaped, chipped, or cracked?

Have your smile goals in mind so you and Dr. Mason can formulate a treatment plan perfect for your facial appearance and lifestyle. Dr. Mason will examine your teeth and gums carefully before treatment; he will address any restorative issues before beginning the veneer process.

The treatment

After your initial consultation, your dentist will take oral impressions and do some minor enamel resurfacing. After that, he'll place temporary laminates so you look and feel comfortable as you wait for your permanent veneers to return from the dental lab.

Rest assured that when you receive your veneers, you'll be pleased with how beautiful and realistic they are. Dr. Mason will remove your temporary laminates and bond the permanent ones in place using a special adhesive which is both strong and tooth-colored. A special light hardens the adhesive after your dentist carefully adjusts the bite. That's it! You have resurfaced teeth that are truly stunning and perfectly suited to your unique facial features.

For the next few days, you'll adjust to how your veneers feel. And, of course, you'll brush twice a day, floss daily, and eat your usual healthy diet. Every six months, see Dr. Mason for your normal prophylaxis (check-up and cleaning). Plus, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends limiting staining foods, such as soy sauce and curry and coffee, tea, and cola. Of course, everyone should avoid tobacco because it stains both natural enamel and porcelain restorations, but also because of its toxic health effects.

Interested?

Porcelain veneers could be your best cosmetic dental treatment. Learn the details of this popular service by arranging a consultation with Dr. Mason in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Call today: (201) 288-4447. Look forward to a sparkling, picture-perfect smile!

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
December 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Are you proud of your smile? If minor imperfections or discolorations mar your teeth, you may want to consider making over your smile with veneersveneers. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason explains how you can benefit from veneers.

A simple way to improve your smile

Thin porcelain veneers cover the front surfaces of your teeth and are used to conceal a variety of imperfections. Unlike some other cosmetic dentistry treatments, they require no changes to the structure of your tooth. In fact, only a very small layer of tooth enamel is removed to ensure that your veneers fit well without feeling with bulky.

Veneers are incredibly versatile

Porcelain veneers are regularly used to address these cosmetic issues:

  • Minor Damage: Veneers offer a simple way to hide small chips and shallow cracks in your tooth enamel.
  • Small Imperfections: Is the surface of a tooth a little uneven or bumpy? Adding a porcelain veneer will make the tooth look perfectly smooth.
  • Spacing Issues: Even a very small gap between your teeth can make you dislike your smile. Veneers hide slight gaps and are an excellent choice if you have a slight space between your front teeth.
  • Discolorations: Teeth can change color if you've experienced tooth trauma, have a large filling or took tetracycline as a child. Erasing those discolorations is as easy as attaching a veneer to the front of the tooth with dental cement.
  • Unusual Looking Teeth: Ideally, all of your teeth will be roughly the same size and shape. Unfortunately, all of us aren't lucky enough to come by a perfect smile naturally. If you would like to change the appearance of a crooked, twisted or pointed tooth or lengthen a short tooth, veneers are a good option.
  • A Dull Smile: Yellowing can occur due to aging, genetics or smoking, or from stains from foods and beverages. Although teeth whitening offers an effective way to brighten teeth, results only last a few years and may not be quite as dramatic as you had hoped. Adding veneers to all of your teeth offers a more permanent solution. Since veneers are very resistant to staining, you won't have to worry that your smile will become dull again.

Veneers are smile changers! Call Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason at (201) 288-4447 to schedule an appointment to discuss veneers.