If you are unsatisfied with how your smile looks, Cosmetic Dentistry Associates can help. Our team is led by Dr. Peter Auster, the founder and past president of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Auster dedicates hours of continued education every year to remain at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry. His advanced training lets him offer patients quality cosmetic dentistry in our state-of-the-art Pomona, NY dentist office. This includes porcelain veneers in Rockland County, NY.
Well-crafted porcelain veneers can deliver beautiful results. These thin porcelain shells will give you a natural-looking, long-lasting result for many cosmetic dental concerns. Made from a natural stain and decay-resistant material, porcelain veneers are the best choice for enhancing your smile.
About Porcelain Veneers in Rockland County, NY
In many ways, dental veneers are one of the most versatile solutions in cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist can design them to fit the desired shape, color, and overall aesthetic you are looking for. As experienced cosmetic dentists, we can work with you to determine if dental veneers are right for you.
If you have any of these concerns, we can use dental veneers to restore beauty and function to your natural smile.
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Mildly misaligned teeth
- Worn or uneven teeth
- Gapped teeth
Dr. Auster will evaluate your smile to determine if you qualify for dental veneers and if they can address your concerns. We want our patients to smile confidently, so we work diligently to provide the care you need to do so.
My sister introduced me to Cosmetic Dentistry Associates by introducing me to Dr. Tang. After a consultation, I was completely on board with having my teeth touched up with veneers. It has been a great experience. I was extremely comfortable during the entire procedure. They talked me through everything. Dr. Tang shows you what you will look like, provides a blanket, and asks if you want to watch something on television. She is also extremely meticulous and she scrutinized every detail of the procedure to make sure that my teeth would be absolutely beautiful, perfect and natural. She definitely goes the extra mile for her patients, and the whole team is extremely professional. They were wonderful. Over time I started bringing my children, and now almost the whole family goes! My sister-in-law, my brother-in-law, my in-laws all love Dr. Tang. I would recommend her to anybody. People tell me what perfect teeth I have now. It has really changed my life.
Exploring Your Dental Veneer Options
Minimal Prep Veneers: We offer minimal-prep veneers, including the DURAthins brand, besides porcelain veneers. DURAthins are very thin porcelain shells that will adhere to the front of the teeth. This type of veneer requires very little to no preparation of the natural teeth.
They can address stains, cracks, chips, uneven teeth, and crooked teeth. The thin nature of the shells makes them ideal for patients of all types. With DURAthin, your smile looks natural and gleaming. In advanced cases, you may require porcelain veneer or another cosmetic solution.
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are bonded directly to the surface of your teeth to conceal cosmetic imperfections. The shell is about as thick as a fingernail and can be customized to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
We take a digital approach to the smile design process. Our advanced technology allows us to replicate your existing smile and projected smile on our computer screen. We use digital images, videos, and impressions to create a replica of your smile.
With modern dental technology, our dentists can show you exactly what your smile will look like with porcelain veneers. You can give your input, and we can alter the appearance of your future smile with a few clicks of the mouse.
You even have the chance to “try on” your new smile before we complete any treatment. We want you to have a perfect smile and do everything we can to give you the smile of your dreams.
After we create your ideal treatment, you must visit our office at least twice to complete your porcelain veneer treatment. During the first appointment, we will prepare the surface of the teeth and take impressions. We will send your impression to our partnered dental lab so that they can craft your new veneers.
If we remove enamel from the teeth, we may place temporary veneers during fabrication. On average, it takes about a week for the fabrication process. Once your veneers are ready, we will invite you back to our office for your final appointment.
If applicable, we will remove your temporary veneers before placing your permanent veneers. We make any necessary adjustments to your veneers to ensure you walk out with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers can treat almost any cosmetic dental concern. Learn more about them by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are as strong as your natural teeth. They do not easily chip or break. With that being said, that doesn’t mean that they’re invincible. Avoid biting down on hard foods or biting your nails with the veneers. The right pressure in the right area can damage or loosen your porcelain veneer. If you have any issues with your veneers, call us immediately.
Are porcelain veneers easy to take care of?
Yes. You will not have to do anything extra to care for your porcelain veneers. However, avoid toothbrushes with medium or hard bristles, as these can scratch the veneers. Don’t use abrasive toothpaste, either. Avoid ones with ingredients like activated charcoal. Brush your teeth regularly, floss, use mouthwash, and visit our office every six months. Veneers can last up to 15 years or more without needing touchups.
How quickly can I get porcelain veneers?
We can create and place your porcelain veneers in at least two visits. During the first visit, we prepare the teeth and take impressions to send to the lab. The second appointment allows us to fit the veneers to the teeth and make minor changes before cementing them. Our dentists in Pomona, NY are experienced in promptly providing this cosmetic dental service without sacrificing accurate results.
Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?
No, this is a painless process. You might only feel pressure and mild sensitivity because of the tooth preparation. This should fade within a week or two as your mouth adjusts to the restoration. Call our office immediately if veneers are causing you any significant pain.
Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?
No, veneers don’t respond to traditional whitening techniques. While stain-resistant, habits like using tobacco or drinking coffee will eventually discolor them with time. If your veneers are discolored, we have to remove them and replace them with a new one that’s been color-matched to the rest of your teeth.
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can treat just about any cosmetic concern with your teeth. They’re a solution that lasts a long time, too. However, you have to be dedicated to the restoration. Once you get porcelain veneers, you’ll need to have a restoration on those teeth for the rest of your life because of the preparation process. Consider dental bonding or minimal-prep veneers if you’re unsure about a permanent fixture.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Veneer Consultation
To learn more about porcelain veneers in Pomona, NY, visit Cosmetic Dentistry Associates. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.