Getting porcelain veneers placed can be a life-changing experience for a patient. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, imagine being able to transform it into the smile you have always wished for. This is what porcelain veneers are all about. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Edward Shukovsky, DMD has spent years refining his techniques to produce the latest in porcelain veneer procedures. The placement of porcelain veneers is very popular in our deluxe dental office. To learn more about how you can improve your smile with porcelain veneers, contact our practice today.
Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. The beauty of porcelain veneers is in the fact that they can be placed with less tooth removal preparation than what is required with dental crowns. Porcelain veneers can change the shape, shade, and size of the teeth. We can also lengthen the teeth to give a more youthful look, or we can mask discolored and chipped teeth to give you a gorgeous, healthy-looking, radiant smile.
In fact, they are such a great option for closing the gaps in-between teeth or eliminating crowding that veneers have been referred to as “instant orthodontics.” We can make sweeping changes in the appearance of the teeth with veneers, sometimes mimicking the results that are attained with orthodontics!
Many times patients do not respond well to whitening. Other teeth whitening treatments may not whiten the teeth to the level that the patient desired. In those cases, veneers would solve the problem the patient is looking to address. Veneers can be made to the patient’s ideal shade and that shade will not change with time.
The most common question regarding porcelain veneers is: how much do they cost? The cost of porcelain veneers varies from patient to patient and depends on the number of teeth needing veneers and the difficulty of the case. Often times, however, one tooth can be more difficult to treat than eight. The reason is that Dr. Shukovsky must match that one tooth to the surrounding teeth. Cost is not the only factor that a patient should consider when deciding whether veneers are right for them. Because cost can vary by such a large degree, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our team so that we can provide you with an accurate quote.
Patients should see a dentist that practices Smile Design, meaning the dentist looks at the many different factors that contribute to the beauty of one’s smile. Porcelain veneers are a highly-individualized treatment, and therefore you should find a dentist that looks at each smile differently.
A dentist that does Smile Design must also work with a dental laboratory that does Smile Design. There are many concepts that are unique to a Smile Design laboratory. Besides having extensive experience with Smile Design, the laboratory must be equipped with the best materials and lab technicians must be up-to-date on the latest, most advanced techniques. The laboratory and dental office are in complete partnership, working hand-in-hand to perfect your smile. Dr. Edward Shukovsky prides himself on the excellent long-term relationships that he has fostered over the years with his dental laboratories.
The only true way to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers is to have a consultation with Dr. Shukovsky at our practice. Contact us today to discuss getting started improving your smile.