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Porcelain Veneers: Highly Aesthetic Coverage for Cosmetic Concerns


If you want to conceal cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers might be a simple and effective solution for you. Depending on the extent of your imperfections and your desired outcomes, our office in Bay Shore, NY, can provide either minimal prep or traditional veneers. Dr. Daniel P. Duggan, Dr. John E. Seylar, and Dr. Nellab Hashimi will tailor your treatment to address your needs and provide you with dazzling, natural looking results. 

Why Choose Veneers? 

Although cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental bonding and teeth whitening can help enhance certain aesthetic aspects of your smile, porcelain veneers provide comprehensive coverage for multiple areas of concern:

  • Chips or cracks
  • Gaps 
  • Major discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth 
  • Disproportionate teeth 

Porcelain veneers are custom-made from high-quality porcelain to give you lifelike results. The placement procedure is minimally invasive and patients can enjoy the benefits of veneers and return to their normal routine almost immediately following treatment. In addition, the porcelain used for veneers is impervious to stains and patients can enjoy a bright smile for many years following treatment. 

Materials Used for Veneers 

If you decide that veneers are the best way to address your cosmetic concerns, one of our doctors will work with you on selecting a material that will best fit your needs, budget, and desired outcomes. We will closely evaluate your condition as well as your desired end results to determine whether you are a candidate for minimal prep or traditional veneers.

Minimal Prep Veneers 

These veneers require fewer layers of porcelain to conceal cosmetic issues, but may not be an appropriate option if your cosmetic imperfections require coverage by thicker layers of porcelain. They are referred to as minimal prep veneers since they require less enamel removal from the front of your teeth to accommodate the veneers.

Traditional Ceramics

Traditional veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they are hand-layered by a technician to provide strong and highly aesthetic results. These are more appropriate for concealing extensive cosmetic issues. 

Placement of a porcelain veneer.
A porcelain veneer is placed on the front surface of your tooth

Receiving Your Veneers 

If we identify any oral health issues during your consultation, we will address these prior to beginning cosmetic treatment. During your treatment appointment, we will first remove a conservative amount of enamel to make space for your veneers prior to taking your digital impressions. These impressions will be sent to an offsite lab where a highly trained ceramist will begin working on your veneers. 

Porcelain veneers can transform the overall aesthetics of your smile for years to come.

Once your veneers are ready, you will come back to our office for final placement. We will make adjustments to your veneers if necessary to ensure that they blend in seamlessly with your smile and do not affect your bite or alignment. Lastly, we will use a tooth-colored dental cement to affix the veneer to the front of your tooth. Within minutes, your veneers will be in place and your smile will be transformed. 

Schedule Your Consultation 

Porcelain veneers can be used to cover cosmetic flaws on a single tooth or multiple teeth and can transform the overall aesthetics of your smile for years to come. To find out whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, call Duggan Dental Group at (631) 586-6300 or contact us online

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