COSMETIC BONDING AND PORCELAIN VENEERS
Veneers are an aesthetic procedure that when used in the proper situations can allow for minimum tooth reduction to create a beautiful smile . All too often veneers are prescribed for the wrong reasons. Many patients can be better served by Tooth Whitening and Orthodontic procedures. Veneers should be used judiciously. Dr. Apter believes in conservative therapy modalities and believes that the integrity of the natural tooth is paramount. Once a tooth is drilled the individual may have to undergo replacement procedures in the future. For a young adult this may mean two or three changes over a lifetime. Learn all of the options that are available to you. Utilizing a porcelain veneer allows Dr. Apter to preserve tooth structure, as the amount of tooth preparation is minimal compared to preparing a crown. The shape and colour of teeth can be easily altered to transform the smile. Porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic as lab produced and glazed materials are highly reflective and nonporous, so they do not stain or discolour over time. Two appointments are required to achieve this level of cosmetic precision.
Resin veneers are done in one sitting and are an excellent alternative when finances affect the decision making process, at half the cost of porcelain veneers. The difference is that the colour changes slowly over time and the veneers do not have the same glossiness.
Dr. Apter will always give you options and help you weigh the pros and cons, and risks and benefits, so that you can make an informed decision.