Porcelain Veneers - Forest Hills

Why you should consider porcelain veneers!

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer here at Austin Dental Plus is porcelain veneers. This treatment can correct a wide variety of aesthetic issues with the teeth, and can be very long-lasting with proper care. Porcelain veneers are also beloved by celebrities, as they are a great way to create a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

Porcelain veneers (upper) with lower crowns

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental grade ceramic that are placed on the front of the teeth. These shells are translucent and mimic the appearance of natural enamel. They are stain-resistant and long-lasting, making them a great choice for someone looking to cover up minor cosmetic flaws and achieve a durable and beautiful new smile.

If you have structural issues with your teeth, you may need dental crowns instead. Porcelain veneers can help with very minor structural issues, but if you have significant decay or weakened teeth, a crown will probably be better. Crowns replace more of the tooth, and can take more biting force than veneers can.

In some cases, patients may benefit from a combination of treatments in order to achieve best results. A customized "smile makeover" can help if you have multiple issues with your teeth that need to be addressed. 


What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?

Porcelain veneers can treat a number of cosmetic issues, including:

Chips Cracks Severe discoloration Minor crookedness Gaps Crowding

Veneers are sometimes called "instant orthodontics" because they can be placed over teeth with minor misalignment, gapping, or crowding without the need for orthodontic treatment. However, if you have moderate to severe misalignment issues, you may benefit more from an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign.

Our dentists at Austin Dental Plus will let you know your options after examining your teeth during your consultation.

Veneers are also a great solution for chips and cracks. They are longer lasting than dental bonding, which is another treatment option for minor chips and cracks. If you have a single tiny chip on one of your teeth, dental bonding may be a better option as it is less expensive and can be performed in a single sitting. However, if you have a larger chip or if multiple teeth have cosmetic concerns, porcelain veneers are usually the superior option.

Interested in porcelain veneers? Make an appointment today to see one of our dentists to see how we can give you the perfect smile. Call our office today on 718-544-5055 for an appointment.