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July 30, 2016

Minimal-Prep Veneers May Be Right for You

porcelain veneers in pomona nyIf you’ve considered porcelain veneers but are reluctant to have your natural teeth modified, minimal-prep veneers are the answer you’ve been hoping for. They’re beautiful coverings that transform the appearance of imperfect front teeth. Dr. Auster provides DURAthin porcelain veneers in Pomona NY — learn more about the option today!

What Are DURAthin Veneers?

Minimal-prep DURAthin veneers are extremely thin, tooth-shaped coverings made of porcelain. They are affixed to the surface of the teeth that show when you smile to dramatically enhance the appearance of the smile.

Porcelain veneers can correct the following imperfections in the teeth that show when you smile:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Slight gaps in teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • And other cosmetic issues

DURAthin veneers are an option that requires zero removal of the tooth enamel before their application. That’s a considerable contrast to traditional dental veneers, which require the removal of healthy enamel. Traditional dental veneers are considered irreversible — you’ll always need something covering the tooth once they’ve been placed. DURAthin veneers, on the other hand, can be removed to reveal the natural teeth beneath completely intact.

How Long Do Minimal Prep Veneers Take?

The process for applying minimal prep DURAthin veneers is much quicker than that of traditional porcelain veneers. That’s because there is no need for tooth preparation — a process that makes traditional veneers take up to three weeks. When no modification to the teeth is necessary, your minimal preparation veneers are completed in just two visits to your dentist. They can often be placed without the need for anesthetic. And there’s no need to wear a temporary device to cover the prepared teeth between appointments.

Do DURAthin Veneers Ever Need Replacing?

When cared for properly, your DURAthin veneers can last as long as traditional dental veneers. That’s about 15 years, on average. When problems begin to occur — like a lost veneer or a shrinking gumline — DURAthin veneers can be replaced as easily as they were initially put on. And don’t forget that because they often don’t require preparation of the tooth, DURAthin veneers can be removed, allowing you to enjoy your natural smile once again.

You can maximize the lifetime of your DURAthin veneers by maintaining excellent dental hygiene and protecting your teeth from excessive impact. Brush for two minutes, twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist as recommended. Athletes and people who grind their teeth at night should invest in a custom-fit sports guard to protect their veneers.

Let’s Discuss Your Smile Transformation!

Are you interested in learning about your options in porcelain veneers? Don’t hesitate to contact your cosmetic dentist in Pomona NY. The Cosmetic Dentistry Associates will help you reveal your most attractive smile! Schedule your appointment today.

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