Franklin Lakes Porcelain Veneers Specialist
Porcelain veneers are the centerpiece of every smile makeover. Roughly the thickness of a fingernail, these beautiful tooth coverings enhance your smile while boosting self confidence. While the veneer process takes several visits, the results are amazing—and well worth the time.
Who is a Candidate for Franklin Lakes Veneers?
Dental veneers are not appropriate in every situation, but they can be used to correct a range of aesthetic concerns. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Leonard J. Resnick will assess your smile and determine whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers are often used to repair:
- Teeth that are stained or discolored due to medication, excessive fluoride, resin fillings, etc.
- Teeth that have worn down over time
- Teeth that are fractured, chipped or irregularly shaped
- Uneven smile alignment or tooth gaps
To be a candidate for porcelain veneers, you should have healthy teeth and gums. Veneers cannot bond well to teeth that are damaged by decay or disease, or teeth that are lacking enamel. In addition, you can damage veneers if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth—so it is important to address this habit before investing in your new look.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Before beginning your porcelain veneers, Dr. Leonard Resnick conducts a thorough smile analysis. Committed to your total satisfaction, he carefully answers all questions and explains the treatment process in detail. After your initial visit, you’ll be asked to gather your favorite smile images—from photo books, magazines and online galleries. During your second appointment, Dr. Resnick and his team review these images, evaluate your facial features and recommend a detailed plan for your veneers.
While you are considering your smile’s potential, our team is taking steps to craft your new look. Steps include:
- Taking digital photos
- Making bite impressions
- Creating diagnostic wax-ups
- Reviewing 3D models of potential results
Based upon your final feedback and approval, this comprehensive review process helps Dr. Resnick modify and finalize wax models. During a later visit, our team will create an exact replica of your wax-up to produce temporary veneers. You’ll spend several days trying out these temporaries, which allow you to experience the look and feel of the tooth coverings. Before final veneers are created, you can request changes to the shape, size and color. When the time comes to create your permanent smile, we partner with world-class New York City ceramicists to ensure smile quality.
During a final appointment, Dr. Leonard J. Resnick places your permanent veneers. Since the majority of the work was completed during diagnostic phases, this appointment goes smoothly—and with no surprises. As for final results, “astonished” is the word that best describes our clients’ reactions. Dr. Resnick has seamlessly blended each veneer with your existing smile, so it is natural, youthful and bright.
Make a Porcelain Veneers Appointment
To learn more about how porcelain veneers can impact your confidence, personality and bite aesthetics, call Franklin Lakes dentist Leonard J. Resnick, DDS—or email our team to request your complimentary porcelain veneer consultation.