Dental Veneers in Massapequa
Jay B. Lubliner, DMD provides porcelain dental veneers in Massapequa, NY. Call 516-798-0223 to learn more and schedule your appointment today.
Veneers can be used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems including:
● Chipped or broken teeth
● Peg laterals or retained baby teeth
● Tooth gaps
● Misshapen teeth
● Teeth that are in the wrong position
● Crooked, rotated or crowded teeth
● Discolored teeth
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FAQs about Veneers
How much do dental implants cost in Massapequa?
Dental implants cost between $1800-2200 on average for the actual implant fixture, plus the additional expense for the abutment and crown that attach onto the implant.
How much does a full set of dental veneers cost?
Dental veneers cost between $1200-1400 per veneer. That said, there are different qualities and types of dental veneers and the cost varies accordingly. Your dentist will work closely with you to determine whether a full set of veneers is needed and the best type of veneers for your treatment goals.
Do dental veneers ruin teeth?
Dental veneers usually require a small amount of tooth reduction. The porcelain veneer, however, forms a hard shell on the front and edges of the tooth it’s being placed on, often leaving the tooth in a strong state.
Are tooth veneers a good idea?
If you are looking to change the shape, size, color, position, and overall look of your teeth and smile, you might want to consider porcelain veneers. They can help create the beautiful smile you are looking for.
Am I a candidate for dental veneers?
If you have no serious oral health issues, like gum disease, and your goal is to change the shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth, there is a good chance that you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Consult with your dentist.
How many veneers should I get?
This depends on what you are looking to improve. Some patients get just one or two veneers when only a few teeth have cosmetic issues, while others opt to get veneers placed on all of their visible teeth. Your dentist will help you determine the number of veneers needed to achieve your desired results.
Can you get veneers on bottom teeth?
You can get porcelain veneers on top teeth, bottom teeth, or both, depending on what you’re looking to improve. Consult with your dentist to determine what would work best for you.
Which is better composite or porcelain veneers?
Porcelain is considered the material of choice when it comes to veneers. It’s harder and more durable, more esthetic, lasts longer, and doesn’t typically stain or dull with time. Porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab specifically for your teeth, while composite comes out of a tube. If you are looking to change the shape, size, color, position and overall look of your teeth and smile, you might be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Talk to your dentist about your options.
What is the difference between composite bonding and veneers?
Porcelain is considered the material of choice over composite (“bonding”). It’s harder and more durable, more esthetic, lasts longer and doesn’t typically stain with time. Veneers are a good choice for anyone who wants to change the overall appearance of their smile, including the size, shape, color, and even position of their teeth. Ask your dentist whether composite bonding or veneers are the best choice for your situation.
How long does the veneer process take?
First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Lubliner, during which he will evaluate your smile and help you determine how many veneers are needed.
After your initial consultation, veneers can be completed in as few as two appointments. At the first appointment, we will take impressions and prepare your teeth for the veneers. Dr. Lubliner will also hand-make temporary veneers for you to wear while you wait for the permanent ones. Patients often remark that Dr. Lubliner’s handmade temporaries look almost as good as the permanent ones.
Your impressions are then sent to a professional dental lab where your permanent veneers are fabricated. At your next appointment, we will test your veneers to confirm that they are the correct color, shape, position, and size. If they are, we will permanently place them in your mouth. On the very rare occasion that there is a problem, we can send the veneers back to the lab to have changes made, and they will then be permanently placed at your next appointment.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and porcelain laminates?
There is no difference. Both terms refer to thin porcelain shells that slip over your natural teeth.
What is involved in prepping my teeth for porcelain veneers?
We will gently shave down a small amount of tooth material. This does not take long, and you will feel little or no discomfort. We preserve as much tooth structure as possible to minimize the risk for future issues with the veneered teeth.
How many veneers should I get?
Every person has a different smile, so the number of veneers you receive depends solely on your individual needs and desires. Dr. Lubliner will carefully assess your teeth and make a professional recommendation.
Why choose veneers instead of simple tooth whitening?
Tooth discoloration is caused by many factors, and some types of discoloration do not respond well to whitening. For example, teeth that have experienced trauma or root canals may not be receptive to whitening. Likewise, if you have stains from an overabundance of fluoride or exposure to certain antibiotics during tooth development, whitening may not be a solution. However, many people are able to have veneers placed only over the problem teeth, and have the rest of their teeth whitened to match. Dr. Lubliner will help you decide on the proper treatment for you.
Ready to schedule your appointment? Call us today at 516-798-0223.