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Dental veneers are a good option for deep stains, small chips and other imperfections in the teeth of your smile. Even though there are several different options available that will whiten your smile, here at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center, we offer dental veneers because of the flawless smile they can give you.

Dental veneers are basically thin porcelain shells, that are custom shaped to match the teeth in your smile. The porcelain material can be color matched to provide a bright white smile that looks nearly indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.

Being fitted for dental veneers usually requires two separate appointments.

During the first appointment the dentist will want to examine your teeth and take a few X-rays, to make sure there is enough healthy enamel to anchor the veneers. If a particular tooth has had past dental work or the available enamel is too thin to anchor a veneer, your dentist might recommend having the tooth fitted for a crown.

Once all the teeth have been thoroughly assessed, the Dr. Sidney Adler will take an impression that also includes your bite pattern. This is then sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers are made.

Once the dental veneers are ready your dentist will call you in for a second appointment. During this procedure the dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. This provides sufficient texture to cement the veneers in place. The veneers can then be cemented into place and you will have the smooth, white smile you’ve always wanted!

If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers, please feel free to call us here at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center at 718-548-3353 to schedule an appointment.