Veneers – Mineola, NY

Achieve a Smile Free of Cosmetic Flaws

Do you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or stained? When there are aesthetic imperfections that litter your smile, it can be difficult to feel confident. Fortunately, there are options available to help you achieve a smile free of cosmetic dental flaws. At Meadowbrook Dental Care, we offer customized veneers to give you picture-perfect pearly whites. To learn more about how veneers in Mineola can improve the appearance of your teeth, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.

Why Choose Meadowbrook Dental Care for Veneers?

  • Lasts 15+ Years with Proper Care
  • Customized for Natural Appearance
  • Saturday Appointments Available

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of the teeth to mask aesthetic imperfections. The durable, natural-looking materials used can conceal a single damaged tooth or a mouthful of cosmetic flaws. Dental veneers are generally used to address teeth that are chipped, gapped, misaligned, misshapen, discolored, undersized, and more.

The Process of Getting Veneers

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Dental veneers can be placed in as little as two appointments. During your first visit, we will carefully examine your smile to ensure that it is healthy enough to support veneers. Once this is concluded, we’ll prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of protective enamel to make room for the veneers. Impressions will then be taken of the teeth to be sent to the dental laboratory where your final veneers will be made.

In the meantime, you will be given a temporary set to both protect your teeth and help you get used to what your veneers will feel like. Once your final restorations are complete, you will be able to return to the practice for the placement.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers have become increasingly popular because of their numerous benefits. Here are some of the most prominent:

  • Natural Appearance: The porcelain used to craft the veneers appears just like natural tooth enamel.
  • Quick Treatment: Getting veneers often only requires two visits to the dental office.
  • Whiter Teeth: Dental veneers are more resistant than natural teeth when it comes to staining. You won’t have to worry about discoloration as a result of dark-colored foods and beverages.
  • Long-Lasting: Veneers can last for longer than 15 years when maintained properly.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are a unique form of cosmetic dentistry that many individuals turn to for a beautiful smile. As a transformational form of treatment, it comes with a cost. While many assume it is only attainable by the rich and famous, the reality is that the cost of veneers cannot be determined until you schedule a consultation with our team. Using a skilled and artistic eye, we will evaluate your smile and consider various factors to help build an estimate you can review. We’ll then go over ways to keep it affordable so that you can take advantage of a new and improved smile.

Veneer FAQs

How Long Does the Veneer Process Take?

As previously stated, the treatment process usually requires only two appointments. The first will be longer than the second because we need to capture impressions and place your temporary veneers. Then, the dental lab usually takes a couple of weeks to fabricate and craft your custom veneers to look just like natural enamel. Although this treatment takes some time, you’ll find that the final results are well worth the wait. Your new smile can give you plenty of confidence and help you overcome imperfections in your teeth.

Can Veneers Stain?

Porcelain veneers are extremely durable. In fact, they are more resistant to staining foods and drinks than real enamel. However, they, too, can eventually become discolored or worn down over time if neglected. Unfortunately, veneers cannot be re-whitened using professional whitening treatment. The better you maintain them, the longer they will stay in good condition. When you come in for your routine dental checkups, we can make sure your veneers are still working for you, so you don’t have to endure a less-than-stellar smile.

Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Most patients qualify for this cosmetic treatment. To be eligible for it, you must have good oral health, meaning no infections or decay. If you do have an issue, then we’ll need to take care of the problem before we can consider any cosmetic procedure. Other than that, you are likely to be a great candidate for perfecting your smile with veneers. Before we start treatment, we’ll check your mouth to make sure it is healthy enough to proceed.

How Should I Care for My Veneers?

Although veneers are not made of the same material as real teeth, they require the same kind of care. This means every day you need to brush twice and floss your teeth at least once. These little habits keep bacteria and acids from weakening the bond holding your veneers in place. You also need to come to our Mineola office at least twice every year for professional cleanings and checkups. At these appointments, we’ll check that your veneers and teeth stay in excellent condition and prevent decay or complications from ruining your perfect smile.