At Lakeview Dental in Lakeville, NY, Dr. Brian Hirschfield specializes in enhancing smiles with high-quality porcelain veneers. Designed to cover the front surface of teeth, veneers effectively mask a variety of dental imperfections, allowing you to achieve a beautiful, confident smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

These tooth-shaped porcelain shells are expertly crafted to cover the front surfaces of teeth, addressing a variety of aesthetic concerns:

  • Chipped Teeth: Extend and balance the look of damaged teeth.
  • Tooth Discoloration: Cover deep stains from food, drink, or medication.
  • Gapped Teeth: Close unsightly spaces, especially between front teeth.
  • Minor Misalignment: Offer an appearance of straightness without braces.
  • Misshaped Teeth: Correct and unify the look of irregularly shaped teeth.

To ensure optimal results with porcelain veneers, it is essential that candidates maintain good dental health, as any underlying issues like cavities or gum disease need to be addressed prior to placement. Additionally, a sufficient amount of enamel is necessary for the veneers to adhere securely, since a minimal amount is removed during the fitting process. For those who grind their teeth, a custom mouthguard may be recommended to protect both the veneers and the natural teeth from wear.

Our Veneer Process

1. Consultation

Discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Hirschfield to determine if veneers are suitable for you.

2. Tooth Preparation

Minimal tooth preparation with precise technique to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.

3. Impressions

Create a mold of your teeth for the custom fabrication of your veneers.

4. Temporary Veneers

Placement of temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your custom veneers are being made.

5. Design & Fabrication

Your veneers are crafted in a dental lab, using your specific design requirements to ensure a perfect match.

6. Final Placement

Your veneers are bonded securely onto your teeth, with adjustments made to ensure an ideal fit and appearance.

To extend the lifespan of your veneers, which can last up to 15 years or more, proper care is crucial. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste for daily brushing, and make sure to floss regularly. It's also important to continue with bi-annual dental check-ups and cleanings. Additionally, avoid using your teeth as tools or chewing on hard items to prevent damage to your veneers.

Investment and Financing

The cost for each veneer ranges between $1,200 and $2,000, reflecting our commitment to quality. We offer financing options through Compassionate Finance™, making it easier to manage the investment in your smile.

Veneers vs. Crowns

While veneers are perfect for the front teeth, more extensive damage might require crowns, especially if there are large fillings or significant structural concerns. Crowns are also used for back teeth, where veneers are not suitable.

Ready to transform your smile with porcelain veneers? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Brian Hirschfield at Lakeview Dental today to explore how veneers can enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Our team is committed to providing you with personalized care and a treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. Let us help you achieve the beautiful, lasting smile you deserve.

Whether you need general dental maintenance, complex bite corrections, dental implants, or restorative solutions, we're here to support your journey toward a better quality of life through comprehensive dental health care. Contact our Lakeville, NY team today and take the next step towards a brighter, healthier smile.