Beautiful, natural looking teeth are easily attainable with porcelain veneers. In the New York and New Jersey areas, dental veneers are expertly customized at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey.
Genetics, everyday activities, accidents, and injuries can negatively impact teeth, especially the front teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarette smoke can yellow teeth. Teeth affected by trauma, tetracycline, or root canal can turn gray.Dental fillings in the front teeth may appear discolored. Accident or injury can cause teeth to chip.
Dental veneers at our New York and New Jersey area cosmetic dentistry offices are a relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry tool that dramatically improves the tooth's size, color, and shape. The procedure involves dental bonding an extremely thin yet incredibly strong ceramic porcelain shell to the tooth; it is ideal for improving front teeth. Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining and when the procedure is properly performed, the result is long lasting and extremely natural looking.
The cosmetic dentist professionals at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey (serving the Northern New Jersey and New York areas) understand the importance of 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 New Jersey 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 denal veneers, if any.
Even thougha 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 shouldcontact the porcelain veneer specialists at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey today!
For our New Jersey and New York patients, dental bonding is a quick and painlesscosmetic 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 is used to build-up and reshape teeth and fill in gaps. Dental bonding can even be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth.
At our New Jersey and New York practice, the dental bonding procedure typically lasts a few hours, and results are immediate. 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.
Filling cavities or replacing traditional silver fillings with dental bonding material offers tremendous restorative and cosmetic advantages to our Northern New Jersey dental bonding 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 seven to eleven 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 Northern New Jersey and New York area dental bonding experts today at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey to learn how this cosmetic procedure can improve your smile!