What Are Porcelain Veneers Used For?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


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Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can make over your entire smile. At the dental practice of Frank R. DePaola, DDS & Associates, we are proud to offer porcelain veneers among our cosmetic dentistry services.

Veneers are ideal for smile rejuvenation because they conceal multiple problems at once:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Stained, yellowed, and discolored teeth
  • Worn teeth edges
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Small, peg-like teeth

Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain. Our dentists prep the teeth and then bond the veneers painlessly to the surface of the tooth. This process is minimally invasive. It’s not a surgical procedure and you will be awake for the entirety but numbed to any discomfort. We make sure you are comfortable and that all your questions are answered beforehand.

Veneers address a wide range of cosmetic dental flaws, but they are ideal if you have a significant bite issue or malocclusion. Those dental issues most often require braces or another type of orthodontia. But for cases in which the flaws are cosmetic in nature, porcelain veneers provide a convenient way to improve the appearance of your smile. Other benefits of these restorations include:

  • Long-lasting, provided you have good dental hygiene and take care of your teeth
  • Matched to the color of your natural teeth for a seamless result
  • Stand up to the pressure of chewing and biting
  • Resist stains for many years

Although the veneers themselves cannot decay, you must still brush, floss, and visit the dentist diligently to protect your veneers and your natural teeth. Veneers can last for many years, sometimes decades, without needing to be replaced. You can support their longevity by avoiding habits that could crack them, like chewing on ice cubes or using your teeth to open packages.

Learn More About Dental Veneers

If you are interested in rejuvenating your smile with porcelain veneers in Hoboken, NJ, please contact the experienced cosmetic dentists at Frank R. DePaola, DDS & Associates, at 201-792-9400. We look forward to arranging your consultation so that you can discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals with our dentists.