Aesthetic Oral Arts

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers conceal minor cosmetic blemishes such as discoloration, chips, and wear behind thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. Dr. Timothy Pfister offers this cosmetic treatment at his New Hartford, NY, dental practice. Dr. Pfister has over 35 years of dental experience and has helped many patients achieve smiles that help them look and feel their best. If you are feeling self-conscious about small imperfections in your smile, we invite you to learn more about how this solution can help you.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Thanks to advancements in dentistry, porcelain veneers can be made to look indistinguishable from natural teeth. Patients who have porcelain veneers placed at our New Hartford clinic can experience results that are:

  • Natural-looking
  • Durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Stain resistant
  • Stronger than the composite resin used in dental bonding

Meanwhile, if a small gap in your smile is not compromising the health of your smile, veneers can provide a faster solution than orthodontics.

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Veneers are carefully placed onto the front surfaces of the teeth to cover minor imperfections.

Are You a Candidate?

During your consultation at our office, Dr. Pfister will consider several factors when deciding if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Most patients who seek an enhanced smile through porcelain veneers are eligible for the procedure. If your tooth has extensive wear, chips, or other serious issues, a dental crown may be a better alternative. 

Patients who are good candidates for porcelain veneers:

  • Are in good oral health
  • Practice good oral hygiene or are willing to improve oral hygiene habits
  • Have clear cosmetic goals that can be addressed through porcelain veneers
  • Have sufficient enamel. Treatment will require removing some enamel from the front of the tooth, and there must be enough enamel remaining to support a veneer.

Dr. Pfister has over 35 years of dental experience and has helped many patients achieve smiles that help them look and feel their best. 

A Look at the Procedure

The first step when having porcelain veneers placed is to prepare the tooth (or teeth) you wish to enhance. This step involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth (usually less than a millimeter) to make room for the veneers. Our New Hartford clinic offers nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and IV sedation options upon request help make you feel comfortable during this part of the treatment.

Once the teeth are ready, Dr. Pfister will take impressions of the teeth. These impressions will guide technicians in creating your custom veneers. During a separate appointment about two weeks later, your new veneers will be placed using a strong bonding agent. After Dr. Pfister carefully examines the fit and appearance of your veneers, you can leave our offices with a beautiful new smile. Some patients report that their bite feels “off” for a short period after their veneers are placed, but they eventually become used to the change.

Contact Us Today

If you have concerns about the affordability of porcelain veneers or any of our cosmetic treatments, our office accepts CareCredit® financing to help you budget for the results you want. To schedule your first consultation with Dr. Pfister, contact our office online or call (315) 832-9556.

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