Porcelain veneers have been around for over 30 years now and when it comes to rejuvenating your smile, not many things are as life-changing as getting porcelain veneers! At Sage Dental and Sage Spa, Dr. Avi Israeli has been providing our patients with a variety of “smile makeovers” including beautiful natural-looking and life-like porcelain restorations for over 13 years.
If you have crowding, spacing, chipping, discolored or crooked teeth, then doing porcelain veneers could offer you a simple 2-visit option for having a gorgeous smile instantly.
They are thin “shells” of porcelain similar to how fake nails are placed, except, once the material is bonded onto the tooth structure, they become unbelievably strong and durable. Typically, between 0.3mm and 1.5mm in thickness, they can be used to close up gaps between teeth or cover the entire facial surface of a discolored tooth surface. Because they are translucent themselves, they pick up the color of the underlying and adjacent teeth. As a result, the color matches beautifully with the neighboring teeth in most cases.
At Sage Dental and Sage Spa, we have chosen a very skilled lab technician to assist us in creating these beautiful masterpieces that look so real, it’s very difficult for anyone to even know any thing was ever done to your smile.
Because the process is similar to having crown done (prepping the tooth, sending to the lab and then bonding the restoration) the price is similar to a crown. The only difference is that these never have metal in them and the technique for bonding them is a little more exacting. Dr. Avi Israeli loves the “artistic” part of this procedure as he has taken several advanced courses to help him create amazing smile make-overs using porcelain veneers.
Because of the durability of the porcelain and the resistance to staining, these restorations can last anywhere for ten to twenty or more years if well taken care of. As with your natural teeth, if you grind your teeth, bite or chew on hard candies, eat a lot of sweets or drink a lot of acidic drinks, you will probably need to replace them sooner. Therefore, it is somewhat individual to how well you will take care of them.
If you are thinking of having a new smile design done to brighten up your pearly whites or want an instant orthodontics make-over, you can consider porcelain veneers as a great option. When choosing a dentist to perform this procedure, you will want someone with a good amount of experience you can trust, which is why many of our patients in Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Belmar, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, Brick Township and Wall Township areas trust their oral health to Dr Avi Israeli at Sage Dental & Spa. His dedication to helping his patients receive the dentistry that they need is evident in the number of patients that endorse him for this service! As we are rapidly growing, we are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS!
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