As a leading cosmetic dental practice in Princeton, NJ, Canal Vista Family Dental strives to offer the best aesthetic solutions to enhance your oral health and the appearance of your teeth. One of the popular treatments used in our smile makeover options is dental veneers. Depending on the type of veneers you get, the procedure can be completed in as little as 1-2 appointments.
Having a beautiful smile not only enhances your appearance but also boosts your confidence – and, consequently, your relationships. At Canal Vista Family Dental, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. We can help make that dream a reality with our personally designed dental veneer treatments.
How Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile
Dental veneers are thin restorations that are carefully bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Each one is crafted from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or composite resin — allowing us to change how your teeth look whenever you smile. Veneers can help to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as severe discoloration, chipped or broken edges on your teeth, small gaps and minor tooth misalignment. We shape each one so that it looks perfectly shaped, contoured, and matched to your color preferences.
One of the greatest advantages of veneers is their ability to provide a significant transformation in a short timeframe. Unlike more complex procedures, veneers usually require only a small amount of tooth preparation, preserving the integrity of your tooth enamel. Plus, porcelain designs are stain-resistant, ensuring a long-lasting, luminous smile.
Getting veneers starts with a consultation. Dr. Bestandji will assess your oral health, any existing issues with your teeth, and discuss your aesthetic goals. From there, we’ll create a customized care plan that outlines the steps involved, cost of veneers and financing options.
Types of Veneers
The two most common types of dental veneers used in cosmetic dentistry include lab-made porcelain veneers and chairside same-day composite veneers.
What Are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are a versatile and minimally invasive cosmetic restoration that we can place on your teeth in just one visit. They are made of a tooth-colored composite resin material, which is similar to what’s used for white dental fillings. Dr. Bestandji carefully shapes the bonding over the front surface of your tooth/teeth.
The advantage of composite veneers lies in their affordability and relatively quicker treatment time. The procedure is usually completed in one visit, and your experienced dentist, like Dr. Bestandji, can skillfully sculpt and shape the composite material to achieve natural and beautiful-looking results.
Exploring Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are another excellent option for transforming your smile. They are thin, shell-shaped restorations crafted from high-quality porcelain. These lab-made veneers are known for their durability, stain resistance, and ability to closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
The process of getting porcelain veneers typically involves two visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Bestandji will prepare your teeth and take precise impressions for our dental laboratory, where skilled technicians will craft your custom veneers according to our specifications. A couple of weeks later, you’ll return to our Princeton dental office to have them bonded into place.
What Type of Dentist Does Veneers?
Both composite and porcelain veneers are a highly artistic cosmetic dentistry procedure. A dentist who performs veneer treatments must have training and experience in aesthetic dentistry and possess the necessary craftsmanship to ensure that the veneers blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and facial features.
At Canal Vista Family Dental, you can rest assured that Dr. Bestandji will design your new veneers for optimal aesthetics and performance. Dr. Bestandji’s commitment to continuing education and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cosmetic dental techniques ensures that our patients receive the best possible care.
The Dental Veneer Procedure at Canal Vista
- Initial Consultation: The journey to your dream smile begins with a personalized consultation with Dr. Bestandji. During this appointment, he will carefully examine your teeth, listen to your cosmetic goals, and discuss the most suitable veneer options for you. Whether you opt for composite or porcelain veneers, Dr. Bestandji will guide you through the process and address any concerns you may have.
- Treatment Planning: Once you and Dr. Bestandji have decided on the type of veneers best suited for your needs, a comprehensive treatment plan will be developed. This plan will outline the steps involved, the timeline, and the expected outcome. Our team will ensure that you are well informed and comfortable before proceeding with the treatment.
- Veneer Preparation: For porcelain veneers, Dr. Bestandji will prepare your teeth by buffing away a very thin layer of enamel. This step ensures that the veneers fit precisely and look natural without feeling too bulky.
In the case of composite veneers, minimal tooth preparation is required. Dr. Bestandji will hand-shape the composite over each respective tooth and then cure it with a special light. At that point, your treatment is complete!
But if you’re getting porcelain veneers, you’ll proceed to the following steps.
- Impressions and Lab Fabrication: Accurate impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to our dental laboratory for the fabrication of your custom veneers. Our dental technicians will create veneers that match the shade, shape, and size that best complements your smile.
- Try-in and Bonding: When your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for the trial and bonding appointment. Dr. Bestandji will place the veneers on your teeth temporarily to assess their fit and appearance. Any necessary adjustments will be made before permanently bonding them to your teeth.
- Final Bonding: During this final stage, the veneers will be permanently affixed to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. Dr. Bestandji will ensure that each veneer is precisely positioned to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Once bonded, the veneers will seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, and you’ll leave our office with a stunning new smile.
Schedule Your Princeton Veneers Consultation Today
Get the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Bestandji at Canal Vista Family Dental in Princeton, NJ, today!