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 make her porcelain veneers in New York stand apart.



Dental veneers are thin coverings or shells placed on the surface of the teeth to conceal cracks, stains, or discolored teeth. Dr. Plotnick will create custom veneers that fit the unique shape of your natural teeth so that they blend in seamlessly and don’t feel uncomfortable. Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry because they do not strengthen and protect the teeth, unlike dental crowns. The best porcelain veneers patients are those who want to cover mild imperfections like crooked teeth or discolored teeth.



At your initial consultation, we take photographs, discuss smile goals, evaluate symmetry, and decide on 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.


Two weeks later, we minimally prepare the teeth if necessary, and transfer the wax up to the patient’s mouth. Tooth preparation may require the tooth enamel to be roughened so that the veneer sticks better. This is our test run to test out our mockup to see how they look and feel with your new smile. Temporary veneers can be worn while your appliance is made to get a look and feel for the final product.


The porcelain veneer is tried on, evaluated for fit and aesthetics, and cemented in place with a thin layer of dental bonding glue. We test phonetics, aesthetics, and overall feel. Each implant takes about 15 minutes to place during your porcelain veneer treatment.


Follow-up. Tissue healing is established, and final aesthetics are evaluated. Minimal re-contouring will be done if necessary. Final photos will be taken, and you can show off your beautiful smile.


What are the benefits of veneers?

Porcelain veneers provide strength and protection for your teeth, restoring chips or discoloration while also improving the cosmetics of your smile. Porcelain veneers can also close small gaps between the teeth, and are a superior alternative for cosmetic resin bonding. Veneers should be treated like natural teeth and are easy to take care of as long as you keep up with daily brushing and flossing.

Are crowns better than veneers?

This depends on your restorative and cosmetic needs. Crowns can restore one or a few teeth while veneers can be used to restore your whole smile. Each comes with its own benefits.

Are Porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are, for all intents and purposes, permanently affixed to your teeth. Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years, if not longer. After that, you may need to replace them.

Are Porcelain veneers worth it?

Porcelain veneers are a great option if you want to transform your smile without worrying about removable appliances. They are also one of the best ways to achieve a more uniform smile.

Can you sleep with veneers?

Veneers are attached to your teeth and function just as your natural smile does. Veneers cannot be removed and thus you will sleep in them.

Can you use hydrogen peroxide on veneers?

Hydrogen peroxide and toothpastes that contain it should be avoided if you have porcelain veneers. It can be damaging to the material.

Can you use mouthwash with veneers?

Yes – just make sure that your mouthwash is alcohol free since alcohol can loosen the bonding that keeps your veneers in place.

Do veneers feel like real teeth?

Veneers look and feel just like real teeth. This makes them one of the best options for a smile makeover.

How do you clean your teeth under veneers?

If you have veneers, your teeth should be maintained the same as before. Before placing your veneers, your dentist will make sure your teeth are clean and uninfected.

How do you know if you need veneers?

Veneers are best for patients who want to improve the overall look and uniformity of their smile. If you have chips or cracks, mismatched or misshapen teeth, or significant staining, veneers can help.

How long does it take to get veneers done?

Veneers take place over the course of a few appointments. These appointments may take place over the course of a few weeks to one month.

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

Most people are good candidates for porcelain veneers. If you don’t like the look of your smile, whether it’s because of their alignment, staining or chipping you may be a good candidate to improve the esthetics of your smile with porcelain veneers. Your dentist will help you determine how many would be right for you.

Does getting veneers hurt?

No! Besides some mild soreness that you may experience after getting your veneers, you should not experience any pain during the procedure.

Are there any foods or drinks I should avoid with veneers?

No, you can treat veneers like normal teeth.

Do veneers damage my teeth?

For most cases a slight reduction in tooth structure is necessary to fabricate porcelain veneers. This reduction is very minimal and will not cause adverse reaction to your teeth or sensitivity.