Are you unhappy with your smile? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Dental Association, 50% of Americans wish they could change something about their smile. Porcelain veneers can do that for you. These thin layers of porcelain are custom made to your smile design, including shape and color. Once completed, they will bond directly to your teeth, transforming your smile in just two appointments. In fact, Dr. Mavrostomos is so confident you will be thrilled with your new smile that he has a beautiful smile guarantee. You may click here to read the details of that guarantee.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
- Chips and pits
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen or malformed teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Teeth that are too large or too small
- Tetracycline-stained teeth
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Using a diagnostic wax-up and computer imaging, you and Dr. Mavrostomos will determine the smile design that best fits your face and expectations. The veneers will be made to those specifications. Your teeth will be prepared, which sometimes involves shaving a small amount of enamel, about the thickness of a fingernail. As you can tell from the picture above, there is no difference in appearance between the shaved and unshaved teeth. Next, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth using advanced bonding technology. This technology is not taught in dental schools, so you’ll need to go to a dentist who has post-graduate training in porcelain veneers, as Dr. Mavrostomos does.
The beauty of porcelain veneers comes from the ability of porcelain to absorb and reflect light much like your natural teeth do. When light enters your teeth, it reflects off the dentin layer. This helps to give it that natural sparkle your teeth have. Another advantage of using porcelain is its high stain resistance. With good dental hygiene, your veneers will retain their same brilliance and color for their lifetime.
Below is an actual case of Dr. Mavrostomos. Notice how the porcelain veneers not only improved the color and texture of her teeth, but also changed their shape while closing a gap.
If you would like to see if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, you may request a complimentary consultation, where Dr. Mavrostomos will sit down with you for a few moments to review what you want, go over your clinical situation, and answer any questions you may have. If you already know you want porcelain veneers, you may call our office to schedule an appointment (908) 234-1401.