One reason many people choose Rockland Riverside Dental for their general dentistry needs is that there is no need to seek out a specialist if you need cosmetic dentistry or restorative treatment. Dr. Jacob Wallach is a highly trained dentist in Nyack, NY, offering the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, to deliver beautiful, natural looking results.
Dr. Wallach may select from a variety of materials for dental veneers from porcelain veneers to resin veneers. Whether you want a subtle change or dramatic transformation, we have the treatment option that is right for you.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available:
- Composite resin veneers are made using a tooth colored, biocompatible material that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into place. This type of dental veneer requires little to no preparation of the tooth and is not permanent.
- A lumineer is a type of dental veneer. These also require little to no tooth preparation and can be removed if desired. Lumineers are not for everyone; the dentist can help you decide if they are right for you.
- Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material. Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and have similar light reflecting properties compared to natural teeth.
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
In most cases, the porcelain veneer procedure will require two or three office visits. To begin, Dr. Wallach will gently shape the teeth to prepare them for the veneers. A tiny amount of tooth structure is removed to accommodate the veneers in the mouth. For this reason, veneers are irreversible.
Next, Dr. Wallach will take an impression of the teeth and fit you for temporary veneers. The porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory by highly skilled ceramists. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers will depend on the choice of material, number of veneers and specific condition of the patient’s teeth. Before treatment, Dr. Wallach will review your treatment plan as well as the cost of both the veneers and treatment schedule. We offer convenient payment options including interest free financing for qualified patients.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Dr. Wallach designs porcelain veneers to last a lifetime. You can ensure long lasting restorations by keeping a proper at-home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
No, the porcelain veneer procedure is a comfortable treatment. We may offer you a local anesthetic or light sedative to help you feel more relaxed. It is normal to experience mild sensitivity immediately following treatment, but that will not last more than a few days.