Dental Veneers in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Beautify Your Smile With Dental Veneers
Your teeth greatly influence first impressions, self-confidence, and oral health. If you’re insecure about your smile due to chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, Dr. Gulino has the solution for you. At Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, NJ, we are pleased to offer patients in Lebanon, NJ, and its surrounding areas a revolutionary cosmetic treatment — dental veneers.
Dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile’s appearance in just one or two appointments. Read on to discover if dental veneers are right for you.
What Are Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-made and fitted to the front of your teeth. Veneers are made from either porcelain or composite resin, with each material offering different benefits and involving different installation procedures. At Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, we’re proud to offer both porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers.
Types of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are:
- Don’t stain easily
- Require very little enamel to be removed (versus a crown or cap) prior to placement
After your teeth are prepped, your dentist will take impressions of the teeth that need veneers and then send those impressions to a dental lab. This could take several days, so in the meantime, you may be given temporary veneers. Once the permanent veneers come in, they are fitted for accuracy, cleaned, and bonded to your teeth.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite resin veneers are slightly different from porcelain, in that they are made from a tooth-colored filling material and do not cost as much. After the teeth are prepped, your dentist will carefully reshape, then sculpt and bond the composite material to your teeth. Then a special light is used to harden and further bond the material.
Reasons for Veneers
Known for granting almost immediate smile transformations, dental veneers are best for, but not limited to those who suffer from the following dental issues:
- Uneven or undersized teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that lack enamel
If you find that any of the above issues are affecting you on a daily basis, dental veneers might be right for you. Contact our Whitehouse Station office at (908) 534-4001 to schedule an appointment and learn more about dental veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take care of my dental veneers?
While there are some obvious differences between porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers, taking care of both involves the same steps. Both materials will need to be properly maintained with proper oral hygiene, this includes:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing daily
- Rinsing in between meals
- Visit Dr. Gulino twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is crucial as patients needing dental fillings or dental extractions cannot have veneers placed. Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station can determine candidacy for cosmetic dental veneers if you request an appointment and initial consultation with us.
What are the benefits of receiving dental veneers?
There are a variety of benefits if you choose to receive dental veneers, including:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Personalized treatment plan
- Customized to fit
- Durable and long-lasting restorations
- Resistant to stains
- Quick and easy appointments
- Protects against dental sensitivity
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can typically last between seven to 15 years. Composite resin veneers can last up to three years. To ensure its longevity, Dr. Gulino recommends following the instructions:
- Avoid eating hard foods such as popcorn and candy
- Refrain from tooth-staining foods such as dark berries and red wine
- Wear a mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Avoid damaging habits such as eating ice and chewing your fingernails
- Schedule biannual checkups at our Whitehouse Station office
Enhance Your Smile With Dr. Gulino
A stunning smile can help you smile with confidence and potentially improve your life. If you have dental flaws that prevent you from living your best life, dental veneers may be the solution for you. Call our Whitehouse Station, NJ office at (908) 534-4001 to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental veneers. You can also request an appointment by clicking the button below.
We proudly provide services to patients in Whitehouse Station, NJ as well as in the surrounding areas such as Tewksbury, Branchburg, and Lebanon, NJ. We can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals.