If you are unhappy with small imperfections in your teeth but are not certain about orthodontics, Dr. Eric Grossmann offers high-quality porcelain veneers at his Valley Stream, NY, dental practice. Working with our on-site dental technician of over 20 years, the doctor can tailor these thin restorations so that they fit comfortably over your teeth and blend in with your natural smile.
With over 30 years of experience and a dedication to continued education and training, Dr. Grossmann strives to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. He and his team work hard to make sure that every patient receives personalized treatment from start to finish.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells used to conceal minor cosmetic flaws in your smile. Placed directly over a patient's tooth like a dental crown, these thin, durable shells are particularly suited to addressing concerns such as:
In certain cases, veneers may serve as a good alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Since veneers can conceal minor misalignment, patients can avoid conspicuous metal braces and enjoy results much more quickly.
However, because veneers are so thin, they cannot withstand the pressure that molars are exposed to. Consequently, they are usually recommended for treating the most visible teeth at the front of a patient's mouth.
Before approving you for treatment, Dr. Grossmann must conduct a consultation to evaluate your smile and discuss your particular cosmetic goals and dental health needs. If porcelain veneers seem like the best option for you, he can work with you to create a customized treatment plan. In some cases, he may create a wax-up of the veneer for patients to test out before going ahead with treatment.
Because veneers do not require any special care, they are a particularly convenient cosmetic option.
Upgrading a smile with porcelain veneers is a relatively simple and convenient process. From consultation to placement, the treatment often takes only a week. The doctor usually breaks this process into two appointments. During the first, Dr. Grossmann must prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. Once he has created the necessary space, he can take a series of digital impressions of your smile.
Based off of these measurements, our on-site lab technician can carefully craft your veneers to fit over your front teeth. Once the veneer is ready, you can come back to our office, where Dr. Grossmann will cement your veneers in place and make any necessary adjustments.
Because veneers do not require any special care, they are a particularly convenient cosmetic option. Patients can maintain their results simply by brushing and flossing daily. With proper care, your results can last up to 10 years.
By eliminating possible self-consciousness tied to a patient's smile, veneers can give patients a boost in confidence. In many cases, this can even have an impact on their personal and professional lives.
Whether used alone or in conjunction with dental crowns or teeth-whitening, porcelain veneers can create a beautiful smile. Please contact us online or call us at (516) 825-8054 to speak to one of our experienced staff members about the benefits of porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation.