Goodman Dentistry provides porcelain veneers and Lumineers to patients in the Staten Island, New York area.
Veneers are a conservative alternative to crowns to change a tooth’s color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or a resin, which are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers require little or no anesthesia. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. You may want to avoid foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine.
Adapted from KnowYourTeeth.com
Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer that are stronger and thinner than other veneers. No drilling is required to attach Lumineers, and existing dental work does not have to be replaced, so the procedure can be reversed. Lumineers are typically less costly than traditional veneers.
Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small. Ask us if Lumineers are right for you.