Planning Your Porcelain Veneers By Eugene D. Stanislaus on June 05, 2023

porcelain veneers planningFew smiles are free of cosmetic blemishes. Unfortunately, even minor imperfections can have a significant impact on the smile’s appearance. Porcelain veneers address aesthetic flaws to restore the beauty of the smile. Veneers bond to the facial surface of the teeth, hiding issues such as chips, cracks, fractures, discoloration, and minor misalignment problems.

Porcelain veneers are a versatile and customizable cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dentists at Brooklyn Heights Dental, which serves Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, and Fort Greene, design and plan porcelain veneers to address each of our patient’s unique cosmetic concerns while maintaining their smile’s natural appearance.

Veneers Consultation

Every porcelain veneers treatment begins with a personalized consultation with our dental team. A consultation allows us to determine porcelain veneers candidacy and gain an understanding of the patient’s goals regarding treatment.

Our dentists use conservative treatment techniques, but patients should know that porcelain veneers require the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel. To be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers, a person must have good oral health, sufficient tooth enamel, and be free of conditions such as TMJ disorder or advanced malocclusion problems that could threaten the success of treatment or shorten the lifespan of veneers. Patients must also be committed to caring for their veneers and undergoing maintenance dental treatments, as necessary.

For individuals who are ideal porcelain veneers candidates, understanding their aesthetic goals is essential to treatment success. At a patient’s initial consultation, we discuss the cosmetic concerns that are present and ascertain what they would like their smile to look like when treatment is complete. Depending on what the patient desires, porcelain veneers can improve tooth color, enhance the size or shape of the teeth, create a straighter-looking smile, and conceal superficial dental flaws.

Design Considerations

Our dentists work alongside patients to design porcelain veneers that will address their personal concerns and achieve their cosmetic goals while maintaining the smile’s natural appearance by blending in seamlessly with adjacent teeth. Planning allows patients to work with our dental team to create veneers best suited to their unique needs. We assist patients in selecting the size, shape, color, and material of veneers that are most appropriate for their personal goals. 

Previewing Porcelain Veneers 

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 15 years or longer. Our top priority is providing patients with veneers that create a smile they are proud to share with others. We allow our patients to preview their porcelain veneers before they are fabricated so we know they are happy with their appearance. Our dentists create diagnostic wax-ups that give patients an accurate preview of porcelain veneers treatment results.

After the veneers are complete, we test their size, shape, and fit before bonding them in place. If a patient has any concerns, adjustments can be made before the veneers are placed.

Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental

Porcelain veneers conceal cosmetic flaws to give patients a brighter, straighter, more uniform smile. If you are interested in learning how porcelain veneers can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, send a message to Brooklyn Heights Dental and request an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. Stanislaus of Brooklyn Heights Dental®

Brooklyn Heights Dental®

The team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® has been committed to caring for our community's smiles since 1956. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid are affiliated with several renowned institutions and organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

To set up an appointment or learn more about our services, give us a call at (718) 857-6639 or contact us online.

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