Tischler & Patch Dental on May 24, 2017

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells, which are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth and an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. They provide a versatile solution for addressing common cosmetic concerns such as staining, chips and cracks, or misalignment and are one of the most conservative approaches to changing the appearance of teeth.

The procedure typically requires three visits to our Woodstock office – conveniently located to serve patients across Ulster County, Dutchess County, and the Hudson Valley area.


Our Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Your first appointment is a consultation. We’ll discuss how you’d like your smile to look, take photographs of your face and smile in our portrait studio, and take impressions.  Our laboratory can then create a “wax up” rendering of what your smile will look like once the procedure is complete. Then we’ll make the temporary veneers for the next visit.

During your next appointment, we’ll conservatively shape your teeth and take a mold of them so that the laboratory can fabricate your permanent veneers. Only 0.5 – 0.8 mm of tooth reduction is needed for a porcelain veneer. Then, we place beautiful temporary veneers that you will have for two weeks. This is important as the temporary veneers serve to guide our dental lab in the creation of your permanent veneers. We apply a lot of attention to the temporary veneers to ensure the final result is what you want, and so you can smile and eat confidently while the lab is creating the permanents.

On your third visit, we’ll finalize the color and securely bond the permanent porcelain veneers to your teeth. The veneers will blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth to create a natural, attractive result. And, because the veneers are resistant to staining from coffee, tea, and smoking, your new smile will continue to look beautiful for years to come.

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be used to address a range of cosmetic concerns, and because they require less tooth reduction than dental crowns, they offer you a conservative option for improving the color, size, or shape of your teeth. The technique is also more versatile than options such as teeth whitening or dental bonding. From concealing stains (even discoloration resulting from acne treatments or antibiotics) to masking teeth that are chipped or worn, porcelain veneers are an ideal solution for many people.

Contact us to find out if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.