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If you want beautiful, natural looking teeth, they are easily attainable with porcelain veneers. Jersey City and New York area residents can rest easy, knowing their dental veneers are expertly customized at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey.
Benefit from Great Veneers
Dr. Vocaturo, Dr. Lapine, and the Cosmetic and Dental Wellness Center of New Jersey team are well-versed in dental veneers and can ensure that you get results you’ll be delighted with. Veneers can transform the look of your smile and correct a variety of issues due to injuries, accidents, tooth decay, tooth stains, and more.
Dental veneers are bonded to the teeth. They’re resistant to staining, last a long time, and can correct the symmetry of your smile. Thin but very strong ceramic porcelain veneers are crafted to match your mouth and your smile goals.
Avoid Unnatural Looking Veneers
Many people who are interested in veneers are excited about the process of beautifying their smile but worry about results that do not look natural. It’s wise to check NJ dental veneer reviews to help you determine which dental offices have the best reputation and track record in veneers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during a consultation and look at before and after photos of veneers, too.
The cosmetic dentistry team at Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey understands the importance of carefully crafting and bonding dental veneers. Poorly crafted or bonded porcelain veneers can result in teeth that appear “thick,” blocky looking, and completely unnatural. Porcelain veneers that are properly designed and bonded result in a beautiful smile that others will think you were born with.
Because dental veneers are customized for each patient, working with the patient at our cosmetic dentistry office in Bayonne to design the porcelain veneer is very important. The color, shape, and size of the porcelain veneer must be carefully planned if the result is to be a natural-looking and esthetically pleasing smile. It is important that the cosmetic dentist fully understand the patient’s desired results and that the patient fully understand the corrective limitations of the dental veneers, if any.
The Veneers Process
Even though a dental veneer is incredibly thin, it adds a slight amount of thickness to the tooth to be treated. Because of this, a small amount of enamel on the surface of the tooth is lightly buffed away to make room for the slight thickness the dental veneer will add (typically, only about a half millimeter of enamel is removed, and the process may or may not require local anesthesia). Then a mold of the teeth is taken and used to craft the porcelain veneers. If the buffed tooth is noticeable, a temporary veneer can be placed on it until the permanent dental veneer is made.
The permanent dental veneer is placed on the patient’s tooth with water or glycerin to check the fit, shape, and color and to see how the porcelain veneer looks with the rest of the teeth. At this stage, adjusting the cement tint can perfect the color of the porcelain veneer. Once both the cosmetic dentist and patient are pleased with the porcelain veneer, it is cemented into place using a visible beam to harden the cement. Most patients adjust to their porcelain veneer in about a week.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, New York and New Jersey area patients should contact the porcelain veneer specialists at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey today for a consultation.
Alternatives to Veneers: Bonding
If you’re looking at alternatives to veneers in the Bayonne, NJ area, talk to us about dental bonding. Dental bonding is a quick and painless cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses a composite resin to fix both structural and cosmetic defects in teeth. Dental bonding is used to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked and to replace unattractive silver fillings. If teeth are misshapen or have gaps between them, dental bonding can be leveraged to build-up and re-shape teeth and fill in gaps. Dental bonding can even be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, too. At our practice, the dental bonding procedure typically lasts a few hours, and results are immediate.
About Our Dental Bonding Procedure
Not all dental bonding work is done equally. Be sure to work with a NJ dentist who is well-versed in dental bonding. Dr. Vocaturo and Dr. Lapine are both well-versed in this area of cosmetic dentistry!
First, a mild solution is applied to the affected teeth. This solution creates very small fissures in the enamel. These fissures roughen up the tooth’s surface to allow the resin to adhere to the tooth. Then the resin is carefully applied to the tooth followed by a high-intensity light that forces the resin to harden very quickly. The dentist layers the resin, rebuilding and restructuring the tooth and adjusting the color until the patient is satisfied with the result. When the last layer of resin has hardened, the bonded tooth is buffed and polished, creating a smooth surface that blends with the surrounding teeth.
Benefits of Using Tooth Bonding to Replace Silver Filling
Filling cavities or replacing traditional silver fillings with a dental bonding material offers tremendous restorative and cosmetic advantages to our patients. Traditional silver fillings cannot stick to teeth, so dentists must remove healthy portions of the tooth to attach the silver filling. Unlike the natural tooth, silver fillings are rigid and will not expand with the tooth, which can cause the tooth to crack. With dental bonding only the decayed area of the tooth needs to be removed. Further, the composite resin used is flexible. The resin expands and contracts along with the natural tooth, making it much less likely that the resin filling will crack the tooth or fall out.
The entire dental bonding procedure can be completed in a few hours, and the results typically last anywhere from 7-11 years. The resin material used in dental bonding is porous, so food, drink and smoking will eventually cause the bonded area to yellow or stain. However, the dental bonding procedure can be repeated as often as necessary to keep the teeth white.
For those in the New Jersey and New York areas, dental bonding is available at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey. Contact our dental bonding experts today to learn how this cosmetic procedure can improve your smile!
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Want to know more about dental bonding or veneers? Jersey City, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and New York area residents can call us today at 973-992-3990 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before! Dr. Vocaturo, Dr. Lapine and the Cosmetic and Dental Wellness Center of New Jersey team strive to give each and every patient the star treatment they deserve.
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