If stained, worn, or chipped teeth are detracting from your appearance and diminishing your confidence, Dr. Joseph Mormino can provide porcelain veneers crafted on-site at our practice in Staten Island, NY, to help you achieve a beautiful-looking smile. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the front of teeth to conceal a range of cosmetic imperfections. To discover if veneers are right for you, schedule a personal consultation today.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
While there are several cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of a smile, very few can achieve the dramatic transformation that is possible with porcelain veneers. By completely covering the front surface of teeth, veneers can simultaneously correct several aesthetic concerns, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Surface stains
- Intrinsic discoloration
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Unusually shaped or proportionately small teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
Dr. Mormino can review the full benefits of porcelain veneers during a personal consultation.
If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, porcelain dental veneers are the ultimate cosmetic treatment option. Dr. Joseph T. Mormino can create and place beautiful, custom porcelain veneers for you at his Staten Island, NY, office. Dr. Mormino uses an on-site laboratory to ensure that your veneers are designed to look natural and complement your unique smile.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are available to a wide range of patients. In order to qualify for veneers, you should be in good oral health, and any decay or gum disease will need to be addressed before undergoing treatment. Additionally, patients must have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel on each treated tooth, since Dr. Mormino will need remove a thin layer before placing veneers.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers
A veneers treatment involves two separate visits to our office. During your first appointment, Dr. Mormino will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of teeth that will be receiving veneers to create room for the porcelain shells and ensure a natural bite after treatment. Next, we will take detailed impressions of the reshaped teeth, which will be used to fabricate your veneers. To ensure treatment achieves your goals, we will first create a wax-up, which is an anatomical model that will show you the anticipated results of treatment. At most other practices, veneers must be created at an outside facility. However, when you undergo treatment at Joseph T. Mormino, DDS, your veneers will be custom-made in our on-site dental lab.
Our veneers are made from dental-grade porcelain, which is highly durable and mimics the look and sheen of natural enamel. We will use a special shade guide to ensure your veneers will match the shade of surrounding teeth and blend flawlessly with your smile. Once your veneers have been created, you will return to our office for your second and final appointment. During this visit, Dr. Mormino will use a special adhesive to bond your veneers securely to the surface of teeth, instantly and dramatically enhancing the look of your smile. With proper care, your veneers can last for a decade or longer.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Mormino and his team hold a total commitment to providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art oral care in a warm, comfortable environment. With porcelain veneers, a beautiful smile is within your reach. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how veneers can transform your smile.