Veneers Specialist

R. Craig Miller, DMD -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

The Miller Center

R. Craig Miller, DMD

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

Dental veneers offer the chance to transform your smile in a very short time. R. Craig Miller, DMD, of The Miller Center, uses dental veneers to help men and women from Livingston New Jersey, feel great about their smiles. If you’d like to learn more about what dental veneers can do for you, schedule a one-on-one consultation today. Online booking is available, or you can always call to check appointment availability.

Veneers

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth. When you admire the gleaming, perfectly aligned smile of a celebrity or other well-known individual, it’s probably a great set of veneers you appreciate.

Veneers are a versatile tool that address numerous cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Minor misalignment
  • Shape irregularities
  • Gapped teeth

Best of all, a great set of custom veneers takes care of multiple problems in one procedure.

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

Once you and Dr. Miller determine that dental veneers are the right cosmetic procedure for your aesthetic goals, the process begins with a thorough dental exam. Your teeth must be healthy before veneers are placed, so if there are areas of decay or active gum disease, those issues must be addressed prior to the veneer process.

During your initial appointment, Dr. Miller carefully removes a small portion (less than a mm) of your natural tooth structure to make room for the veneers to maintain a natural appearance. Local anesthesia ensures you remain comfortable throughout this process.

Next, a set of impressions is made to send to the cosmetic lab where your custom veneers are crafted. The impressions along with Dr. Miller’s instructions give the lab technicians the information needed to create a perfect appearance and fit. You’ll receive a beautiful set of temporary veneers to wear until the permanent veneers are ready.

When your veneers arrive from the lab, you’ll return to have them placed. Dr. Miller checks the fit before cementing the veneers into place over the surface of your natural teeth. Veneers are usually only placed on the front teeth as they are most visible when you smile or speak.

Are dental veneers permanent?

With proper care, dental veneers last a lifetime. If your veneers do sustain damage or excessive wear, they can be removed and a new set created and installed.

Because dental veneers require removing a small amount of your tooth structure, they’re considered a permanent cosmetic solution. If your veneers were removed and not replaced by a new set, your teeth would be vulnerable to decay.

Taking great care of your veneers requires no additional steps in your dental hygiene routine. Simply continue brushing and flossing as you normally would, and avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth as tools to pry or carry things.

If you’re curious about dental veneers, schedule a consultation to learn more. You can set up a visit online or by phone.