Porcelain Veneers

veenersDr. David Furnari, a cosmetic dentist in Scarsdale, understands that a less-than-perfect smile can detract from all that you have to offer. Dr. Furnari wants others to notice you instead of a few crooked or discolored teeth. That is why the Scarsdale Dental Group (SDG) offers patients in the lower Westchester area porcelain veneers to help restore and rejuvenate their smiles.

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are paper-thin, tooth-colored laminates that Dr. Furnari places over the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Scarsdale Dental Group’s cosmetic dentists use veneers made of porcelain because they are translucent and reflect light like natural teeth do in addition they are extremely strong and resistant to fracture.

Dr. Furnari works in partnership with a dental laboratory to customize veneers to match your existing teeth, so others cannot tell that you have had any cosmetic dentistry done. Once the laboratory has crafted matching veneers for you, Dr. Furnari bonds them to your existing teeth to improve their size, shape, length or color. Patients are encouraged to receive tooth whitening treatments prior to their veneers or dental implants being created.

How Veneers Help Improve Your Smile

VeneersPorcelain veneers are often used to:

  • Perfect a smile cosmetically
  • Fix crooked teeth
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Correct stains or discolorations
  • Improve the size of teeth
  • Close unwanted gaps between teeth
  • Repair teeth that are chipped or worn down

Porcelain veneers may not be the ideal solution for certain patients. They are only one of the many cosmetic dentistry options that Dr. Furnari offers to make your smile flawless. He will discuss all options with you during consultation and then create a treatment plan that is right for you.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT

Plan to visit our office about three times for complete veneers treatment. On the first visit, you will consult with Dr. Furnari to review your cosmetic dentistry options and decide on a treatment plan. Dr. Furnari may take X-rays and make impressions of your teeth as well.

If you decide to move forward with veneers treatment, you will return for a second office visit. During this visit, Dr. Furnari will prepare your tooth or teeth for veneers. To do this, Dr. Furnari will remove about a ½ millimeter of tooth enamel from the front of the treated teeth to make room for the veneers. He will then make an impression of your treated teeth.

He next sends the impressions and instructions to a dental lab, where a lab technician crafts your veneers. It takes about two weeks for the lab to make the veneers. While you wait for your veneers to be processed, the SDG team will create an Invisalign like retainer to wear for cosmetic purposes.

On the third office visit, your veneers will be placed with special translucent cement to create your dazzling smile.

Finally, excess cement is removed; bite adjustments are performed along with any necessary finishing touches. The SDG team may recommend a follow-up visit to monitor your tooth and gum health with the new veneers in place.

How To Care For Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can easily last many years. To care for your veneers, you should adhere to good oral hygiene practices: brushing flossing and twice yearly dental exams with the SDG Hygienist. In addition the doctors at SDG may recommend a night guard, especially for individuals that have a history of tooth grinding.

To learn more about veneers or to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Furnari to see if veneers are right for you, please contact us by calling (914) 723-4707.