Porcelain veneers Ridgefield
Nature doesn’t bless everyone with a set of beautiful teeth, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for what you have. At Portale Dental in Ridgefield, we can adjust your smile with amazing porcelain veneers. Dr. Joseph Portale and his staff are well-equipped and highly knowledgeable in using porcelain veneers to make your smile look naturally attractive.
Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you have crooked, misshapen, stained, chipped, or uneven teeth, you may want to consider getting porcelain veneers. During your initial consultation with Dr. Portale, you and he will thoroughly discuss your cosmetic goals, and he will determine whether you’re a good candidate for treatment. Porcelain veneers aren’t recommended for everyone, such as those with decaying teeth, gum disease, and little tooth enamel, as well as those that tend to grind their teeth. If you are not a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers, Dr. Portale will explain other options that can help you achieve your goals.
If you would like to set up a consultation to learn whether you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers, contact our Ridgefield practice.
If you and Dr. Portale do decide that porcelain veneers are right for you, an appointment will be made for the procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Portale’s very capable hands will start off by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth to be treated. Next, he will make a model of your teeth, which will be sent out to ceramics specialists at off-site laboratories where they will use it to make the veneers. Before the veneers are placed, your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to ensure a strong bond. Once the porcelain veneers have been bonded to your teeth, a special beam of light will be used to harden the bonding material. After the procedure, Dr. Portale will check your brand new smile to make sure everything looks naturally beautiful. Dr. Portale provides a 5 year warranty on all his procedures.
Benefits and Risks of Porcelain Veneers
The greatest advantage of getting porcelain veneers at Portale Dental is that we are highly experienced in making them look natural. We make it our goal to craft your porcelain veneers so that they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Gum sculpturing is also available at Portale Dental to aid in making your smile look as natural and aesthetically pleasing as possible. In addition, porcelain veneers:
- Require only minimal alterations to your natural teeth
- Are highly stain resistant
- Correct the appearance of crooked teeth
- Conceal chips, cracks, discoloration, and flaws in shape
There are some risks involved in getting porcelain veneers, but the risks are relatively minor. For example, veneers will have to be replaced if they chip or crack; due to the removal of natural tooth enamel, you cannot reverse the treatment. In rare cases, veneers may become dislodged and come off.
Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The cost of manufacturing and applying porcelain veneers will vary from patient to patient, depending on how many veneers are being placed. At Portale Dental, we believe that quality can be affordable, so we’ll give you the best deal possible for your needs and goals. During your consultation, you will get a specific estimate on the cost of your treatment.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding
Both porcelain veneers and dental bonding perform similar functions. Both treatments effectively conceal aesthetic flaws in teeth and produce consistently excellent results; however, the porcelain used in veneers is more natural looking and durable than the composite resin material used in bonding. On the other hand, dental bonding is somewhat less expensive and may be better suited to patients who are looking for immediate results, as it can be done in a single office visit.
In certain cases, porcelain veneers may be used as an alternative to Invisalign® or metal braces in treating minor orthodontic issues. This sort of “instant orthodontics” allows you to correct your bite and close gaps between teeth without the need for traditional orthodontic appliances, cutting down your treatment time from months or even years to as long as it takes for your porcelain veneers to be crafted and placed.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
If you’re looking for more information on porcelain veneers, contact our Ridgefield practice, convenient to Cliffside Park, Edgewater, North Bergen, Fort Lee and surrounding communities.