Congratulations! You’ve just gotten porcelain veneers. Now, you have a beautiful new smile and we know that there will soon be a new you who is more confident and outgoing. Those porcelain veneers not only look like natural teeth, they are also susceptible to damage just like natural teeth if they don’t receive proper care. Read on to find out what your Massapequa cosmetic dentist at South Shore Dental Care wants you to do to maintain your veneers and your new smile.
December 17, 2016
July 27, 2015
Most people can’t help but smile when they’re happy or when they see something that amuses them. But if you are one of those who immediately brings your hand to your mouth to cover your smile, then perhaps you should consider porcelain veneers from Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY. Porcelain veneers are the modern dental wonders that cover up the smile you don’t want to share and reveal the smile you are proud to show!
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic flaws in your smile including:
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth that are slightly broken or fractured
- Misshaped teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Teeth with gaps in between them
Regardless of which cosmetic imperfection is causing you to hide your smile, our doctors can give you the smile of your dream with porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or just veneers.
What is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?
To make that dream a reality, you’ll first meet with one of our dentists to discuss you smile goals. We want to know what you envision. If you want, you can even bring photos of family, friends, or celebrities whose smiles have characteristics you admire. Once we determine that you are a qualified candidate for veneers—meaning you don’t have any other outstanding dental problems that need to be taken care of first—we will take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth.
Then, one of our dentist will prep the teeth that will receive veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps to ensure that your veneers lay flush with your other teeth and adhere well. If you are getting minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, then we will only need to etch your teeth. Once this step is completed, we’ll take another impression that will be sent to our renowned dental ceramist who will hand craft your porcelain veneers. While this is happening, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your prepped teeth and accustom you to the feeling of veneers in your mouth.
In a couple of weeks when your permanent veneers are ready, we will call you back to have them adhesively bonded to your teeth. Each veneer will be carefully examined and gently trimmed for a perfect fit. Once all of your veneers are in place, you’ll never want to hide your smile again!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to talk to the cosmetic dentist Massapequa, NY, can trust for the best advice on enhancing your smile, then schedule an appointment with Drs. Stutman at South Shore Dental Care. Our practice welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.
June 24, 2015
If you have significant damage to your front teeth, you may be tempted to hide your smile. Fixing chipped or cracked teeth or replacing missing teeth can be expensive and time consuming. At South Shore Dental Care we offer comprehensive dental care no matter what your oral health needs. We can restore your smile with crowns, bridges, dental implants or other restorative dentistry treatments, but for many the hours of dental work is too stressful. Porcelain veneers from the experts Dr.s Dory and Khalida Stutman can correct your smile without the time and financial commitments of restorative dentistry. We believe that all dentistry is cosmetic because a beautiful smile should be the end result of everything we do, but our traditional cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, Invisalign and porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in any of our full-spectrum dental care options from pediatric to geriatric dentistry, our Massapequa Park, NY office has you covered. Call to schedule an appointment today.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Our office prides itself on offering our patients the widest array of dental treatment options, and this includes our cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in having porcelain veneers placed to correct your smile esthetics, our highly skilled dentists will start by explaining the numerous options our practice can provide.
Traditional porcelain veneers require two visits. An initial consultation/examination visit allows our staff to examine your teeth and determine whether veneers are a good option to correct your bite. If you and your dentist determine that veneers are right for you, molds will be made of your teeth so a customized veneer can be milled. At South Shore Dental Care we work with the renowned dental ceramist, Jason J. Kim to produce the highest quality natural looking and feeling veneers available. Once your custom veneer is ready, you’ll come in for your second visit to place the veneer.
For patients who need minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, we work with several of the leading ultra-thin veneer brands: Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers and Durathins. These brands offer similar look and function to the traditional porcelain veneer, and still require two dental visits one to take molds of your teeth and one to apply your custom veneer. However, these veneer options are made of extremely thin layers of porcelain so less tooth preparation is needed to place the veneers.
Who Should Consider Veneers
If you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth, veneers can be a less invasive treatment option that traditional crowns to correct smile esthetic. If you have dental damage caused by tooth decay, veneers help protect against future cavities or bacteria. Patients who are not healthy enough to undergo complex dental procedures like crown and bridge therapy or dental implants, are usually able to have veneers placed with no adverse health effects. Any patient who isn’t happy with the smile they have, but doesn’t have the time or budget to undergo extensive dental restoration treatments will benefit from porcelain veneers.
Schedule an Appointment
Whatever the reason you’re considering porcelain veneers, our expert staff can help you make a dental care decision that’s right for you. A consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will thoroughly explain your options, and give you the opportunity to hear about other dental treatments to correct your bite. If you’re in need of cosmetic dentistry treatment or any dental care, our convenient Massapequa Park practice is here to help. Call to schedule a consultation today. Our practice welcomes patients form surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.
April 21, 2015
Are you constantly dreaming of having a stellar, vibrant smile? Do you wish you could achieve a celebrity-like smile and “wow” everyone in the room? Everyone wants a brilliant, lovely smile, but the unfortunate fact is most people do not have a radiant set of teeth. Teeth crowd together during developmental stages and experience stains from food and beverages. Others experience oral injuries, i.e. chipped or cracked teeth, which pushes the dreams of a perfect smile further and further away. Luckily, The Luminous Smile at South Shore Dental Care, located in Massapequa Park, NY, can restore your smile and help you achieve the picture-perfect set of teeth with cosmetic veneers.
What are Veneers?
No one has a natural set of perfect teeth. Outside of the crowding/spacing of development and stains received from food, teeth will naturally turn into a dull, yellow color. This can cause a lot of frustration for those seeking whiter, more aesthetically pleasing teeth, and it can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Porcelain veneers, offered by the expert duo of Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman, can correct these imperfections with a simple treatment. Veneers are simply thin, personalized pieces of porcelain, which are bonded to teeth, correcting chips and cracks in teeth, fixing size or color issues, and presenting a perfect, white look for the teeth.
What is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?
When you arrive for you initial consultation at our state-of-the-art office, our incredible team and talented doctors will examine your teeth and create a plan for the procedure. Impressions and images may be taken to help the process. Your customized veneers will be created in a laboratory by our professional team. We will have you back for a follow-up appointment so we can bond the veneers to your teeth and give you an amazing smile. It may be necessary to remove some enamel from your tooth before the bonding process, but the entire procedure is completely painless. After bonding, we will polish off the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. When complete, you will walk out of our office with a celebrity-like, glowing smile.
Achieve Your Dream Smile
Don’t you think it’s time to correct your dental imperfections and achieve a beautiful, white smile? Contact our office and schedule an appointment with our incredible staff. We happily accept all patients who live in Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.
April 17, 2013
Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? Are your teeth yellowed, stained or worn? Do you have cracks, chips, or gaps in your smile? Are your teeth crooked, misshaped or misaligned? Any or all of these concerns can be addressed with porcelain veneers from South Shore Dental Care.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure allows us to change the physical appearance of your smile. This is a simple, yet often dramatic, method to improve your smile.
We try to use minimal or no-preparation veneers whenever possible. Traditional porcelain veneers require us to remove some of the tooth structure to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. We prefer to use extremely thin veneer solutions that require little to no removal of tooth structure. This allows us to be conservative with our treatments and keep as much of your existing tooth structure as possible.
We offer Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers, and DURAthins to improve your smile. These are all minimal or no-prep options. The more of your natural tooth structure that remains, the healthier and stronger your teeth are. Also, this gives you the option of removing your veneers in the future.
If you want to improve your smile, porcelain veneers could be a great solution for you. We offer minimal or no-prep solutions as well to make the process even easier. If you want to freshen up your smile, give us a call to see if this could be the right solution for your smile.
At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
June 11, 2011
You have an important job interview. Your 15-year high school reunion is just around the corner. Your ex-boyfriend wants you to give a speech at his wedding (oh, brother). Do you have to show up with your same-old smile, self-consciously hiding crooked or stained teeth when you speak? Do you have to wear unsightly metal braces for years, visiting the orthodontist on your lunch breaks? No, no, no. There’s a brace-free secret that celebrities like Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Demi Moore turn to for their flawless smiles. (more…)
June 16, 2009
A flawed smile can diminish your natural beauty and destroy your confidence . You don’t have to settle for imperfect teeth. With porcelain veneers from South Shore Dental Care, you can have the smile you want – and deserve!
As trusted Massapequa cosmetic dentists, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman apply handcrafted porcelain veneers to create stunning, one-of-a-kind smiles. The ultra-thin shells are made from high-quality dental porcelain that looks and feels completely natural and resists stains. In as few as three visits to our boutique dental practice, we can completely transform your appearance and improve your self-image. (more…)