Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ
If you find it embarrassing to smile because of crooked, discolored, chipped, or unevenly spaced teeth, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Maybe you have been thinking about braces, but you do not want to deal with painful metal on your teeth for years. Porcelain veneers are ideal for anyone wanting to enhance their smile quickly and with little pain.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can change the color, shape, or size of your teeth. Veneers are perfect for anyone with:
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Severe discolorations
- Tiny teeth that you wish were larger
- Small holes in your teeth
- Gaps between your teeth
- Teeth that are too close together
More Than Cosmetic
Sometimes your dental issues can have more than a cosmetic impact; they can be detrimental to your oral health and your overall well-being. For example, a chipped tooth can cause your bite to become misaligned, leading to headaches and jaw pain. Stained teeth could prevent you from socializing with others, and have a negative impact on the success of your career and personal relationships.
The porcelain used for veneers is a very durable substance. Porcelain is also a glass-like substance, so it is translucent, just like your teeth. The color, texture, and appearance of your veneers are matched so that the restorations replicate your natural tooth. Veneers are not susceptible to tooth decay and are resistant to staining, so your new teeth will appear dazzling for years.
A Permanent Fix
Give careful consideration to porcelain veneers. This is because your teeth must be prepped, or grinded down so that the shells can fit snugly over your natural teeth. The tooth preparation makes this procedure irreversible.
Dr. Swaintek-Lamb will discuss specifics of the porcelain veneers procedure during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You are a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you are in good health, have a sufficient amount of tooth enamel, and do not grind your teeth while you sleep. There are also individual factors that may also go into your decision, such as your psychological condition and any physical concerns. These will be discussed during your consultation.
If you are self-conscious about your smile, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville online or call (908) 221-1188 today. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and her skilled dental team can answer your questions and revamp your smile in just a few visits. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills and nearby areas in New Jersey.