Porcelain Veneers in Florham Park, NJ
If you could transform your smile with just one cosmetic dentistry treatment instead of several, wouldn’t you? Fortunately, you can with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers or dental laminates are thin shells of porcelain used to transform your smile by fixing several problems with just one method. Achieving a perfect smile is an easy possibility with porcelain veneers in Florham Park at A Healthy Smile Dentistry. The possibilities are endless; see what porcelain veneers can do for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, dental veneers, or dental laminates are thin porcelain shells that are bonded over your teeth to give your teeth a new color and shape. They can be used to mask a number of flaws. You can opt to have just one veneer placed in your mouth or several depending on how much work your smile needs. If you want a picture-perfect smile, you might want to opt for 6 veneers on your top front teeth and 6 on your bottom front teeth. This will cover the majority of what’s shown when you smile. You can expect your veneers to last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Before you can receive dental veneers from A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park, we must first determine if you are a good candidate for them in the first place. First, veneers require that the patient has good dental health. This means they are free of gum disease, decay, and cavities. If you have any dental issues we recommend having these fixed before you get porcelain veneers. As far as requirements go, that is the main one.
Here are some of the problems that porcelain veneers can address:
- Gapped Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Stained Teeth
- Minor Misaligned Teeth
- Gummy Smiles
- Unsymmetrical Teeth
- Short Teeth
Low Prep Veneers
We are pleased to offer low-prep veneers at our dental office in Florham Park. Traditional porcelain veneers require that a portion of your enamel is to be removed in order to make room for the veneers to be placed. At A Healthy Smile Dentistry, we offer low prep veneers that cut out this step of the porcelain veneers procedure. This means that we don’t remove any of your enamel to place the veneers. Instead, we opt for thinner veneers so that they fit right without harming your teeth. One of the benefits of this is that if you choose to have your veneers removed, you don’t have to get a replacement set for your teeth.
With traditional methods, if your veneers were removed, your teeth would look rough and discolored. They would also have less enamel to protect them from cavities and bacteria. With our low-prep veneer method, you can have your veneers removed and go back to your old smile without damage if you wish. Our holistic approach to your teeth is meant to produce as little damage as possible to your teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure – What to Expect
The procedure for porcelain veneers at A Healthy Smile Dentistry is fast and simple. First, you will meet with Dr. Gohard to find out if you’re a good candidate for veneers. This will include a dental exam and discussion of what you hope to achieve with veneers. From there, Dr. Gohard will suggest how many veneers you will need to achieve your goals. Once your veneers shape and shade have been planned, your procedure can be scheduled. If you’re choosing to go with the traditional method for veneers, your teeth will need to be prepped first. This involves Dr. Gohard removing a small amount of your enamel to make room for your veneers. If you’re choosing the low-prep method, this step is skipped.
From there, Dr. Gohard will take impressions of your teeth to be sent to the lab. The lab will construct your permanent porcelain veneers. Once they return from the lab, Dr. Gohard will ensure that they fit and look correct before bonding them over your teeth. Once they are bonded, you are free to go about your day and life with a brand new smile!
Caring For Your Porcelain Veneers
After you receive your porcelain veneers in Florham Park, you will need to follow specific instructions to care for them to help their life extend for as long as possible. Your first tip for porcelain veneers care is to maintain your dental health. By brushing and flossing regularly, you can avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar that may cause decay, cavities or gum disease. If you happen to acquire gum disease while you have veneers, it’s likely that your veneers fail and fall off. We also recommend that you visit us every 6 months for your appointment where we clean your teeth and examine your mouth. If we notice any problems with your veneers, we can address them during your routine visit with us.
To extend the life of your veneers, we recommend that you wear a night guard at night if you are prone to clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism). In addition, we recommend not chewing on ice or other hard foods that can damage your teeth and especially not using your teeth as a tool. Lastly, if you play any contact sports, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your veneers from damage.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
There are lots of different benefits of dental veneers, the first including a better smile! When you enhance your smile with dental veneers, not only will it look better, but you will notice a difference in your self-confidence, you won’t want to stop showing off your smile. At A Healthy Smile Dentistry, we want our patients to love their smile and take care of it as best as possible. Experience a smile that looks symmetrical, white and one that complements your face. Experience the benefits of porcelain veneers for yourself today.
Schedule a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Florham Park Today
If you’re interested in getting porcelain veneers to transform your smile, it might be time to pick up the phone to give A Healthy Smile Dentistry to schedule your veneers consultation. Dr. Gohard is happy to meet with you to see if it’s the right option for you and to answer any questions you have. Give us a call at 973-377-2222 or fill out our online form to request a dental veneers consultation in Florham Park today.