Porcelain Veneer New York FAQs

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What is a Porcelain Veneer?
A veneer is a surface placed on top of another to give it more desirable characteristics. In the case of dentistry, veneers may be used to protect a damaged tooth, mask discoloration, or adjust height and orientation to give the teeth a more consistent appearance. Dental porcelain is the preferred material for dental veneers due to its strength and durability. Not all dentists are equipped with the skills necessary to provide patients with natural-looking, beautiful dental veneers.

Who can get dental veneers?
Patients of varying ages may get dental veneers for a variety of reasons. It has become extremely popular as a cosmetic procedure because of its simplicity and safety. Instead of undergoing expensive and time-consuming treatments to whiten teeth, a veneer can be placed directly over the tooth to give it a flawless appearance. Dr. Philip Frank is one of the best dentists in Brooklyn, NY, capable of delivering artistic and natural results to his patients.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
A dental veneer will prevent further damage of a tooth, which could eventually lead to an expensive extraction and replacement procedure. Its appearance is very similar to the natural tooth material, which makes it imperceptible as a whitening alternative. Whitening strips and other chemical treatments have been shown to wear away enamel, and do not always provide a consistent appearance across the teeth. By opting to receive a porcelain veneer, there is instant and consistent whitening without the use of caustic substances that can wear down and expose teeth to damage. The light refractive properties of porcelain make it a particularly attractive material to use on teeth.

Often, teeth are naturally asymmetrical in the mouth. In other cases, injury or trauma may cause sudden orientation shifts or breakage, leading to the unattractive appearance of chipped teeth. Instead of having your teeth shortened, a dental veneer can be use to lengthen the tooth, matching it in length to the surrounding teeth. Dr. Frank's dentist office has a comprehensive selection of tones to make sure your veneer matches perfectly.

How does it work?
Dental veneers require a comprehensive consultation to determine the underlying problem and exact structure of the required veneer. The veneers are then custom-made to match in color to the patient’s teeth, and afterwards bonded to the underlying tooth with a particular type of dental cement. A small burst of light is applied which activates the cement and bonds the veneer to the tooth.

How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are permanent. With today's advanced bonding substances, it is analogous to receiving a new tooth, but without the pain or expense of extraction. If there are any issues, Dr. Frank is capable of altering the veneer to best suit your needs and comfort.

Where can I go to receive porcelain veneers?
The best dentist in Brooklyn, NY is located in Bushwick, bordering with Williamsburg. Dr. Phillip Frank is a board certified Doctor of Dentistry and has helped several generations of patients maintain healthy gums and teeth. You will not find a dentist more caring and skilled than Dr. Frank at Broadway Dental Services.