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Are Dental Veneers For You?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Even seemingly minor dental imperfections, like a chipped tooth or a small gap between your teeth, can go a long way in making you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your smile. Dental veneers, custom made for you by NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Courey, are an increasingly popular, highly effective and economical solution to many cosmetic dentistry problems.

Made of wafer-thin translucent tooth-colored ceramic materials, such as porcelain or Lucite-based ceramics, veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth. They completely cover worn tooth enamel and teeth that are cracked, chipped or discolored, as well as teeth that are worn down, out of alignment or unevenly spaced. They can also make dark teeth look much whiter. When teeth are very discolored or dull, veneers, which offer longevity, may be preferred over tooth whitening treatments.


You and Monmouth County Prosthodontist, Dr. James Courey, will discuss your expectations and concerns and then decide on the most desirable and appropriate look (shapes and shade) of your dental veneers.

The process begins when Dr. Courey prepares the front surfaces of your teeth so that the veneers will fit properly. Then an impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory, which will fabricate the veneers..

The next step is fitting your veneers to your teeth and making any necessary adjustments before they are bonded to the front of your teeth.

Veneers are extremely lifelike, natural looking and attractive. And the good news, if you enjoy coffee or red wine, is that they are remarkably stain resistant. Veneers are strong and durable and with proper brushing and flossing — and regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist — will help assure that you a have confident and attractive smile for years.

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