Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made to fit over your teeth to achieve a beautiful smile while providing strength and resilience and appearing like natural tooth enamel. Veneers can fix chipped, stained, and misaligned teeth and they typically last around 10-20 years.
Veneers can drastically change your appearance. They offer a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness or size and shape of your teeth. They can even straighten your smile.
Not only can you use veneers to help with discoloration and small misalignments, but they also correct problems like chips or fractures. Patients often prefer veneers because they’re a less-intrusive option than crowns or braces.
First, Dr. Berkowitz cleans your tooth to determine the correct shade of porcelain to use later on. Then he removes a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the porcelain shell.
A dental technician then fabricates your veneer -- which is precisely tailored to fit your tooth -- in a lab. Later, Dr. Berkowitz bonds the veneer to your tooth with resin cement.
You should brush and floss your veneer just like you do your other teeth. Dr. Berkowitz also recommends that you avoid foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneer. These include things like coffee, tea, or red wine.
It can be costly, but, for many people, the results are more than worth the improved look veneers give your smile.
Call Dr. Berkowitz or schedule an appointment online to discuss if veneers are the right choice for your smile.
If you have any concerns about your insurance payment, we accept the following for all dental services:
At Dr. Berkowitz's office, we accept the following major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.