Veneers

G. Gary Green, DMD -  - Prosthodontist

G. Gary Green, DMD

Prosthodontist located in Caldwell, NJ

Veneers Specialist
Dr. G. Gary Green improves the appearance of his patients’ smiles with veneers from his dental practice located in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Veneers Q & A

by G. Gary Green, DMD

What is a dental veneer?

A dental veneer is a very strong, tooth-colored covering that is adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth. Multiple smile imperfections can be addressed at the same time with porcelain veneers. Veneers are often used to correct cosmetic damage like chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, teeth that appear too small, uneven or worn tooth edges, and staining that doesn't respond to teeth whitening. Veneers are custom made using state-of-the-art technology and materials that can be custom-tinted to match your own teeth for a completely natural-looking result.

How are veneers applied?

Veneers require two office visits to complete. During the first visit, your tooth will be evaluated and a small portion of the surface material will be carefully removed to make room for the veneer. Removing a small portion of the tooth surface will ensure the veneer is level with the surfaces of neighboring teeth once it is applied. An impression will also be made and sent to a dental lab where the veneer will be custom crafted. A temporary veneer may be applied to protect the tooth while you're waiting for the permanent veneer to be made. At the second visit, the temporary veneer will be removed and the permanent veneer will be applied using a very strong bonding agent. A final buffing and polishing will ensure the fit is ideal.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

This procedure can provide an excellent solution because veneers can be employed to change your smile to look beautiful and healthy. The options also look like natural teeth, there is no need for surgery, and the recovery time is minimal. Since the veneers are designed to color-match your teeth, no one will be able to tell that you have undergone a cosmetic dental procedure. An added benefit is that veneers are also made from a stain-resistant material. This helps them remain white and bright, even if when consuming a favorite beverage like a cup of coffee. The doctor is an expert in the application of veneers and can utilize them to transform any smile.

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