Porcelain Veneers

Here at Your Syracuse Family Dentist, we offer porcelain veneers which dramatically improve the natural aesthetics and function of your smile. Porcelain veneers are durable and thin porcelain shell restorations that are bonded to damaged or stained teeth. For those interested, we created an overview of the procedure and outlined important information below.

 

WHY USE VENEERS

Many people look into braces or crowns to fix similar issues, however, veneers provide the least intrusive option. Some of the reasons to use veneers include:

  • Filling a gap
  • Fixing crooked teeth
  • Brightening your teeth
  • Fixing discoloration, chips, or fractures

Here at Your Syracuse Family Dentist, we use porcelain veneers. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, they are the preferred kind of veneers and typically last between 10 and 20 years.

 

THE PROCESS

First, Dr. DiMento and his team will clean and examine the tooth receiving the veneer to find the perfect shade and size. Then, they will remove a small part of the enamel to make room for the veneer. Next, the team will take an impression of the tooth and place a temporary veneer while the customized one is created.

Once your custom veneer is created, the team will remove the temporary one and clean the tooth again. Once it is ready, they will place the new, semi-permanent veneer in its place using adhesive. The team will use a light to quickly dry the adhesive and place the veneer. Once attached, Dr. DiMento will remove any excess material and polish the veneer.

After the procedure, you are allowed to eat once the anesthetic wears off. Be careful not to chew on your tongue or cheek in the meantime.

 

CARING FOR YOUR VENEERS

To get the most out of your veneers, we recommend you take good care of them. Little habits people find themselves doing day to day can wear down their teeth, and therefore their veneers. We have outlined some tips to make sure you are keeping the best care of your veneers below!

  • Do not use your teeth to help open objects or packages.
  • Do not grind or clench your teeth. If you tend to grind your teeth in your sleep, you can purchase a retainer or mouth guard to protect them.
  • Make sure to use a mouth guard while playing contact sports.
  • Avoid chewing on tough objects. This includes biting your nails or chewing on pens.

Furthermore, general dental hygiene practices will help elongate the life of your veneers.

 

MORE INFORMATION

The staff at Your Syracuse Family Dentist is highly experienced. Dr. DiMento has been practicing in our community since 1994 and is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. More importantly, the team is passionate about giving their patients the best treatment and care possible.

Ready to come in for the procedure? Have questions? Reach out to the team at Your Syracuse Family Dentist! You can contact us or learn more about the other services we offer here.