Porcelain Veneers

The best veneers are the ones that mimic nature. We specialize in smiles that everyone will notice but they won't know why. Perfectly imperfect, just like a natural smile.

If you have teeth that appear too small, uneven, chipped, or have dark stains, porcelain veneers may be a great choice for you.

Creating natural results requires vision and partnership. Dr. Plotnick will design your smile and collaborate with her renowned ceramicist to deliver the translucency, nuance, color, and detail that makes her veneers stand apart.

SCHEDULE CONSULTATION

WHAT TO EXPECT

FIRST APPOINTMENT

We take photographs, discuss smile goals, evaluate symmetry and decide other interdisciplinary approaches from the comfort of our office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We will take impressions and make molds of the teeth and have a customized wax done up by our dental ceramist.

SECOND APPOINTMENT

Two weeks later we minimally prepare the teeth if necessary, and transfer the wax up to the patient’s mouth. This is our test run to test out our mockup to see how they look and feel with your new smile.

THIRD APPOINTMENT (TWO WEEKS LATER)

The veneers are tried in, evaluated for fit and aesthetics, and cemented in place. We test phonetics, aesthetics, and overall feel.

FOURTH APPOINTMENT (ONE MONTH LATER)

Follow-up. Tissue healing is established and final aesthetics are evaluated. Minimal re-contouring will be done if necessary. Final photos will be taken.

FAQs

What part of my smile can veneers correct?

Veneers are a great solution to treat teeth that are chipped, worn down, different lengths, crooked, stained, and dark or eroded. By changing the shape and length of your teeth, we can also change the fullness of your smile.

How do you decide what shape the veneers will be?

Dr. Plotnick will evaluate your facial features, current smile, and bite to determine the best tooth shape for your smile.

How do you choose the color of my veneers?

We like natural smiles and want your result to be as undetectable as possible. We can give you a brighter result but try not to go too light as this can cause problems and create contrast with any teeth that don’t have veneers. We have the most control over color when doing 10-20 veneers.

How do you keep veneers looking natural?

We pay close attention to your facial features, shape, and color of your teeth. We sometimes add imperfections intto the work to make it feel more natural. We also partner with a top ceramicist who is a master of adding translucency and texture to the veneers.

How long does it take to get veneers done?

The process will involve 4 short visits over the period of one month.

How important is the relationship between the lab ceramicist and the dentist?

The relationship is essential and will determine the final result of your veneers. All those veneers that you immediately spot are partially a result of a poor lab ceramicist or bad communication between the ceramist and the dentist. We pride ourselves on our relationships and make sure to use one of the top labs in the country.

If my teeth are crooked will I need to straighten my teeth first?

We can correct some spacing issues as well as crooked teeth with veneers. Dr. Plotnick will evaluate your teeth and bite and find the best course of action for your smile. If she can’t fix the issue with veneers alone, she frequently treatment plans to get Invisalign as a first step.

How often do veneers have to be replaced?

Veneers are very durable and made of a strong ceramic. However, like your teeth, they must be taken care of. We usually recommend a nightguard to prolong the life of your veneers and regular cleanings by a hygienist that understands how to clean veneers. Most patients replace their veneers every 15 to 20 years

How do you create veneers?

You are unique and so is your smile. Your treatment plan will be custom-designed by Dr. Plotnick for you. She will design your veneers to fit your smile and facial structure with your goals in mind. Temporary Veneers will allow you will test out your new smile and allow Dr. Plotnick to make refinements to give you a perfect final result. We then work with our ceramist to make the veneers as life-like as possible.

 

 

 

What are veneers made of?

Veneers are crafted out of thin ceramic porcelain that is stained and glazed to reflect light and harmoniously color-matched specifically to your existing teeth or to the desired shade. The porcelain is very strong and is made to custom-fit your teeth perfectly.

 

 

How many veneers will I need to get?

The number of veneers you get will depend on what issue we are correcting, as well as your goals. Veneers are usually done in even numbers so that they are symmetrical and each side of your smile is balanced. For full cases on one arch we usually complete ten.

 

Any other questions?

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