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Veneers

A smile compromised by cosmetic concerns including chips, discoloration, and gaps can affect your appearance and self-confidence.

Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid can conceal imperfections with custom-crafted veneers that look and feel just like natural teeth. 

Why are veneers such a popular treatment option at our Brooklyn Heights practice? 

Easy Enhancement, Incredible Results

In some cases, we can design and place your veneers in just one appointment. Patients can benefit from:

A Versatile Treatment

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the entire front surface of your tooth. While other treatments may only address one cosmetic issue, veneers can conceal gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, and wear all at once.

Improved Confidence

If you are self-conscious about your smile, porcelain veneers can give you a smile that makes you look and feel your very best.

Long-Lasting Results 

While veneers will eventually need to be replaced, they can last more than a decade with proper care. We craft our veneers from porcelain and IPS e.max, both of which are durable, non-porous, and stain-resistant.

Check Out Our Incredible Transformations...

Michelle, a patient at our Brooklyn Heights practice, was unhappy with the large spaces between her teeth. She received veneers as part of a comprehensive smile makeover and now loves to show off her teeth.
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Take Your Smile to New Heights

Porcelain veneers are one of the most advanced and versatile procedures in cosmetic dentistry today. Whether you are looking to correct a single distracting tooth, or comprehensively revamp your smile, dental veneers can be custom-tailored to achieve your unique goals.

Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid are experienced providers of porcelain dental veneers, and proudly serve patients in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the surrounding boroughs of New York City. If you are ready to make the most out of your smile, get started on treatment today. You can learn more by emailing our Brooklyn Heights, NY, practice or by calling:

(718) 857-6639

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What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to conceal cosmetic imperfections. Our Brooklyn patients often choose veneers to conceal discoloration, mask chips and cracks, close gaps, and reshape crooked teeth. Unlike bulky dental veneers of the past, modern porcelain veneers produce bright and natural-looking smiles.
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The skilled team at Brooklyn Heights Dental is keenly attentive to detail. We work in close collaboration with a respected dental lab to create restorations that look like your natural teeth, only better. 

Transform Your Smile in One Appointment

With CEREC® technology, Brooklyn Heights Dental can offer same-day restorations to patients from Fort Greene and nearby areas. Just as the name suggests, patients can mask cosmetic imperfections and transform the appearance of their smile in just one office visit. To begin, we will take detailed digital scans of your teeth and send the impressions to our in-office milling device. The machine carves the veneer out of a solid block of porcelain, typically in less than an hour, and then the restoration can be placed. This allows our patients to enjoy more beautiful smiles in a fraction of the time required for traditional methods.  

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Are Veneers Right for Me?

It is important to understand that traditional porcelain veneers will alter your natural tooth structure, and require a life-long commitment to upkeep. During your consultation at our Brooklyn Heights practice, we will ask you about your long-term goals and whether you can manage periodic maintenance. If you are unsure about making a permanent change, you may be better suited for an alternative treatment called Lumineers®. 

Ultra-Thin Lumineers
A Reversible Veneer Alternative

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Brooklyn Heights Dental strives to offer as many high-quality treatments as possible so patients can select the best option for their needs, preferences, and budget. Lumineers are a popular alternative to traditional porcelain veneers for addressing minor cosmetic flaws and achieving a brighter smile. Technically, Lumineers are a type of dental veneer, made from a much thinner ceramic shell. They are so thin, they require little to no tooth preparation before placement, and still lay flush with surrounding teeth. Dr. Stanislaus and Dr. Reid can evaluate your smile and cosmetic goals to determine if Lumineers are right for you. 

"Dr. Stanislaus and his staff were absolutely amazing! Warm, welcoming environment and performed excellent work. I had issues with my front teeth for years and after a few visits, he transformed my smile! I can’t thank him enough!" Candace Cuomo

Veneers vs. Lumineers Weighing Your Options

When deciding which type of treatment is best for you, it is important to look at both your immediate needs and long-term goals...

Veneers Work Best For:

  • Covering significant discoloration and moderate cracks and chips since they have a thicker shell.
  • Correcting the appearance of crooked teeth that may need to be initially reshaped. 
  • Withstanding wear in patients who occasionally grind their teeth. 

Lumineers Work Best For:

  • Conserving tooth structure in patients with thin enamel.
  • Improving minor chips, breakage, and other cosmetic flaws.
  • Patients who do not want to commit to permanent change or upkeep. 

Take a Look at the Procedure...

The traditional veneers process takes place in two easy appointments, and the results can last well over a decade. 

Treatment Timeline

Lumineers and traditional dental veneers typically require two office visits to our Brooklyn Heights practice. Following your initial consultation, here is what you can expect...
Some patients may qualify for our convenient same-day veneers.
Some patients may qualify for our convenient same-day veneers.

Tooth Prep

At your consultation, we will select Lumineers or dental veneers and decide which teeth to treat. During the first step of the procedure, Dr. Stanislaus or Dr. Reid will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneer shell. The prep work for Lumineers is significantly less, and the dentist will only remove tooth enamel on rare occasions.

Impressions

Next, we take impressions or physical molds of your dental arches. These impressions are used to design restorations that fit precisely over the surface of your tooth. We send the molds off to our trusted dental lab for construction and fit you with temporary veneers if we removed tooth enamel.

Production

Before your veneers are finalized, we will provide diagnostic wax-ups so you can see exactly what your results will look like. Once you and your dentist are satisfied, skilled technicians at the dental lab will hand-craft your veneers in the pre-selected shade of porcelain ceramic. When they are ready, they are shipped back to our office in Brooklyn and we will schedule your follow-up appointment. 

Placement

During your second visit, our dentist removes the temporary veneers and cleans your teeth. We gently etch the surface of each treated tooth to encourage a stronger bond between the enamel and the restoration. The dentist then attaches the veneers with dental cement and cures them in place with a special light. They might feel slightly odd at first, but you will soon become accustomed to the restorations and forget they are there. 

The process is so easy, there's no reason to wait. Contact our Brooklyn Heights practice today to get started on your new smile.

You can request a consultation online or call:

(718) 857-6639

What about Dental Bonding?

Many patients at our Brooklyn Heights, NY, practice ask about dental bonding as an alternative to porcelain veneers. While dental bonding is a cost-effective procedure to improve the appearance of cosmetic imperfections, the treatments and results are very different. Bonding is an enamel-colored composite resin applied directly to the tooth and cured with a special LED light. In addition to being low-cost, bonding is also noninvasive and can be completed in just one appointment. 

Why Veneers Provide the Most Lifelike Effects

There are several reasons why veneers are often the better option. These restorations are crafted from medical-grade porcelain ceramic that mimics the translucency and light-reflecting properties of your natural teeth. While the appearance is remarkably similar to bonding, porcelain has the added advantage of being a nonporous substance. Unlike natural tooth enamel and composite resin, porcelain does not absorb stains from darkly colored foods and beverages and maintains its bright color for decades. If you are going to make an investment in your smile, porcelain veneers come at a higher value and provide the best results for the years to come. 

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Are There Any Risks Associated with Treatment?

​In contrast to their many benefits, porcelain veneers involve few risks and very minimal, if any, discomfort. We do everything in our power to ensure our Brooklyn patients stay comfortable throughout the procedure. If you know you suffer from anxiety during dental treatment or have a particularly low threshold for pain, we can provide sedation dentistry to help you relax. 

Although there is no downtime after receiving veneers, patients may temporarily experience tooth sensitivity following preparation. This sensitivity typically fades between the first and third weeks after your final restorations are in place. Anti-sensitivity toothpaste and mouthwash can help alleviate discomfort, as can eating soft foods at a moderate temperature.

"I highly recommend Brooklyn Heights Dental..."

"Clear information, follow-up in case of a health insurance concern, and most importantly, they accommodated my needs. I have PTSD and sometimes, noises, textures, and the anesthesia could make me feel unwell. After speaking with the hygienist, and Dr. Reid they were extra careful, and constantly making sure that I feel heard, safe and comfortable in the chair. Thank You!" Montserrat Vargas

Caring for Your New Smile

Caring for your porcelain veneers is much like caring for your natural teeth. Several tips and habits can extend their longevity:

Prevent Cracks

Do not chew on ice, pen caps, hard candies, or anything that can put too much pressure on your restorations. Biting your nails or opening packages with your teeth can also crack the porcelain or dislodge the veneer from your tooth.

Avoid Stains

Minimize your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and other stain-producing foods as well as tobacco products. Although the porcelain is nonporous, the dental cement that secures the veneer can absorb color and stain the edge of the tooth. 

Practice Good Hygiene

To maintain long-lasting results, it is important to keep your natural teeth healthy as well. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day with proper techniques, flossing, and rinsing with an approved antibacterial mouthwash.

Attend Check-Ups

Make sure to schedule biannual visits to our Brooklyn Heights practice for an exam and cleaning. This gives the dentist the opportunity to check for bruxism, tooth decay, and gum disease – all known to negatively affect your tooth structure and veneers. With early detection, we can provide prompt treatment and better maintain the long-term health and aesthetics of your smile.

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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"I've been very happy with my experiences at Dr. Stanislaus's office, and highly recommend him to anyone in the New York City area. He and his staff go above and beyond to do the best job possible." -R.B. (Patient)

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