A beautiful smile is usually characterized as having straight, perfectly-shaped, and pearly white teeth. However, not everyone’s smile has these qualities. If you are looking for a way to enhance the quality of your smile, consider dental veneers. Here at Bagoff-Levenbrook Dental Arts in West Orange, NJ, one of our dentists, Dr. Robert Bagoff, Dr. Steven Levenbrook, can craft a customized smile that fits all your esthetic desires.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are super-slender, custom-created shells that are bonded to your front teeth. They are crafted from (ceramic) porcelain material. Veneers are designed to redefine the aesthetics of your teeth and effectively conceal and upgrade multiple dental issues like:
Discolored or stained teeth
Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
Are Dental Veneers Suitable for You?
If you have any oral issues such as gum disease, cavities, or excessive buildup of plaque, Drs. Bagoff and Levenbrook of West Orange, NJ, will need to address those first before placing the veneers. You must also be committed to practicing proper oral hygiene habits. This is vital for the attachment process and for prolonging its benefits as well. All this will be reviewed with you at your consultation visit.
How Are Dental Veneers placed?
Before the actual procedure in which your dental veneers are bonded, you will have an initial consultation with Drs. Bagoff and Levenbrook. During this consultation, they will evaluate and determine if your oral health is in the right condition for the treatment process. Here, you will also be able to discuss with them the results you wish to achieve.
A mock-up visit may be scheduled to craft through model mock-up or software images what you would like to achieve. If needed we will have you back for a hygiene visit about 5 days before the preparation appointment. This will ensure that your gums are in the best condition possible.
Your next visit involves preparing your teeth for the veneers. Throughout this appointment, Dr. Bagoff or Levenbrook will reshape and prepare some portions of your teeth to ready for the veneer. Next, an impression or mold of your teeth will be created and delivered to a dental laboratory that will craft your veneers.
For the next step, which is the permanent attachment of the veneers, dental bonding composite will be used along with a special light to accelerate the process. In about two hours, you will be completed with a beautiful and renewed smile.
A follow-up appointment will be made for the reevaluation of the outcome.
We may recommend a custom occlusal guard to be crafted for you once the porcelain laminates are in place. This will actually be discussed at the initial treatment planning visit.
Please arrange an assessment here at Bagoff-Levenbrook Dental Arts in West Orange, NJ, with Dr.Robert Bagoff and Dr. Steven Levenbrook, by calling 973-325-9000.