Dr. Ryan Maher and Dr. Joe Olechowski are skilled cosmetic dentists with years of experience. Thanks to their training and eye for detail, they can design and place beautiful porcelain veneers at their Totowa, NJ, dental practice. These thin ceramic shells can conceal minor imperfections, such as stains, chips, and cracks. At Perfect Smiles, LLC, your dentist can evaluate your goals and oral health to determine your candidacy for veneers. We also use advanced software to showcase your projected results, which allows us to ensure your satisfaction before we even begin.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile dental treatments available. Although the restorations are an excellent option on their own, we can also incorporate this treatment into a comprehensive smile makeover. Because veneers are attached directly to your teeth, they can conceal a variety of cosmetic concerns. You may be a candidate for veneers if you are concerned with:
- Stains, especially if you have deep, internal stains that teeth whitening cannot lift
- Cracks and chips
- Worn edges
- Small gaps in your smile
- Slight misalignment
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are disproportionately small
Of course, as with all cosmetic procedures, you must have good oral health before you can begin treatment. In cases of severe enamel erosion, these teeth may not be strong enough for veneers. Dr. Maher or Dr. Olechowski will evaluate your oral health and recommend an alternative treatment, if necessary.
Design & Placement
After confirming you are a good candidate for veneers, your dentist will discuss your specific cosmetic goals. He may even use our smile design program to show you projected results of what your teeth will look like with veneers. Then he will prep your teeth by removing a very thin layer of enamel. In so doing, he will make room for the porcelain so that it lies flat and blends in with your teeth. Next, he will take digital impressions of your teeth. A trusted lab will use these impressions, as well as photos of your smile, to create your restorations. The ceramists will use advanced, lifelike materials, and they will choose a color that is a remarkably close match to the shade of your teeth.
Our doctors use advanced software to showcase your projected results, which allows us to ensure your satisfaction before we even begin.
When the veneers are finished, Dr. Maher or Dr. Olechowski will make sure they fit correctly and that you are happy with their appearance. He will only attach the porcelain when you are completely satisfied with the results. To place the veneers, your dentist will apply a special solution to your teeth, lightly etching them to create a stronger bonding surface. Finally, he will use dental cement to attach the porcelain. The entire process will typically take place over three convenient office visits.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers can have truly remarkable results, transforming your smile and taking years off your appearance. Additionally, veneers require very little prep work. In comparison, to place a larger restoration, such as a crown, your dentist would need to dramatically reshape your tooth. Finally, if you maintain proper dental hygiene, veneers can last for years.
Schedule a Consultation
You can find out if porcelain veneers are the right option for you during a consultation at our practice. Contact our office online or call us at (973) 339-9711.