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Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers

The Easiest Way to Get a Hollywood Smile

Are you proud of your smile? Do you look at magazine models and television stars, wishing you had the same confident grin they have? If your front teeth are discolored, stained, chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned, or have metal fillings, consider veneers. Made from thin sheaths of porcelain layered atop each other, veneers can completely cover the front of your teeth to create a perfectly shaped, dazzlingly white, and absolutely gorgeous smile. The most modern veneers look completely natural too.

Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers?

  • Custom-made for every patient
  • Able to fix multiple flaws with just one procedure
  • Can easily last for 20+ years

Specially-Made Just For You

After a comprehensive exam, we will develop a cosmetic plan to make your weak smile strong. Veneers, also called laminates, are long lasting, stain resistant, and require only two visits for the complete treatment. In fact, you’ll leave the first appointment with a set of temporary veneers while your custom final veneers are being crafted at a lab. A popular brand of veneers is Lumineers because they require no tooth reduction and are reversible.

See Results Before You Even Sit in the Chair

To see what your smile would look like with veneers, we recommend you review our before and after cases, request a diagnostic wax-up, or ask us about digital imaging, a computer program that will create an image of you with your new veneers. These tools can help you decide if veneers would be a good choice for your smile. Because we custom-craft each patient’s veneers, you can choose the shape, color, and style that best compliments your appearance and the image you want to achieve.

Veneer FAQs

Dentist holding up shades of veneers

There is no doubt that veneers are lifelike, durable, and long-lasting – these are just a few of the many reasons they are such a popular cosmetic dental treatment! If you are interested in getting veneers, but have a few questions in your mind before doing so, we’ve got you covered. If you’d like to speak directly with our cosmetic dentist, then feel free to schedule an initial consultation. If you’d like to do your research online, then keep reading!

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

Fortunately, veneers are extremely durable. As a result, you won’t need to abide by a long list of food restrictions in order to have the smile of your dreams. With that being said, there are a few things you should indulge in sparingly or at least exercise caution with, like hard, sticky, or darkly-colored foods. Each of these items can chip, stain, or otherwise damage your veneers, shortening their lifespan.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

According to one study, veneers can last for more than 20 years. The key? Proper care. To avoid chips, cracks, and other damage, you should prioritize good dental care habits, like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash frequently. Furthermore, you should not use tobacco products, chew on ice, drink alcohol in excess, or use your teeth as tools to open things. Lastly, make sure to prioritize your six-month checkups and cleanings throughout the years. This will ensure that dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, don’t cause the veneer to “fail.”

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

In short, the answer is yes! Since they are custom-made to look, feel, and function like real teeth, they are lifelike in every sense of the word. In fact, they are so thin and durable that the large majority of patients don’t even notice a difference when they are eating or talking. Even better, your temporary set will allow you to “test drive” them, so any minor adjustments can be made before your permanent set is cemented in place.

How are Veneers Different Than Crowns?

Veneers and dental crowns are both popular cosmetic treatments that come in a variety of tooth-colored shades. However, they are very different services. To start, veneers are designed to adhere to the front-facing service of your teeth, while dental crowns are a “cap” that covers the entire structure. Second, veneers are considered more minimally invasive since only a thin layer of enamel is removed during the “prep” process. Lastly, dental crowns are meant to protect a weakened or damaged tooth. Since they are most often used on the molars, they are able to stand up to the pressure of chewing. Veneers, on the other hand, are typically only used on the front-most teeth.