Bergenfield Dental offers patients custom-fit veneers that are designed to enhance the look of a person’s teeth and make noticeable improvements to their smile. Veneers consist of wafer-like shells that are applied to the surface of the teeth in order to correct certain flaws. Since veneers are extremely versatile and easy to use, more patients are opting to choose veneers as their preferred form of cosmetic dental treatment.
There are a wide variety of uses for veneers, including:
- Color enhancement of teeth
- Correct teeth that misshapen or crooked
- Repair teeth that have become chipped or damaged
- Resize teeth to better fit the mouth
Since veneers are ultra-thin, they are virtually undetectable to others. Their natural color gives them the appearance of healthy, white tooth enamel. Veneers are also designed to be resistant to staining from tobacco products and beverages such as coffee and wine. When cared for properly, veneers should last a full decade or longer. Bergenfield Dental uses porcelain veneers because of the material’s natural appearance and excellent performance.
The process of installing custom-fit veneers requires two visits to our practice. The process starts by shaving off some of the enamel of the designated tooth. This ensures that the veneer will be able to fit properly on the tooth. Next, we will take impressions of the tooth and determine the specific coloring that will be used. These impressions will allow a custom veneer to be specially created in a dental laboratory. The initial visit will end with the patient being fitted with a temporary restoration that is designed to last until the custom veneer is ready.
The patient will return for the second visit once the custom veneer is finished. The tooth will be cleaned and treated with etching gel to help the veneer bond with the tooth. Using a bonding agent, the veneer will be fixed to the tooth. After the procedure is completed, the patient will be provided with special instructions on how to care for their newly-installed veneer.
If you would like to learn more about veneers and how they can improve the appearance of your teeth, please contact our office to set up a consultation. You may call us at (201) 384-0100 to schedule an appointment.