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Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

If you've ever wondered why so many individuals in public life have such perfect smiles, you might be surprised to find out how many of them have had cosmetic dental work!

One way that we can make your smile more attractive is to place porcelain laminate veneers or jacket crowns. Porcelain veneers are translucent, thin laminates made to improve the esthetics (shape, spacing, color) of natural teeth, to correct crowding, or to replace composite bonding.

If you already have crowns on your front teeth, replacement with all porcelain jacket crowns may give you a more natural, attractive appearance. Or think about cosmetic repositioning as an alternative to orthodontics with the placement of porcelain veneers as seen below.

Cosmetic Repositioning

Before Two Porcelain Veneers
After Two Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers and crowns are extremely lifelike and hold their brilliance, unlike bonding which often appears bulky or fake. Although porcelain is an extremely translucent material, it is also very strong. Porcelain veneers and crowns are permanent restorations, and they can be expected to last for many years. Also, there are no food restrictions - once they are cemented you can eat normally (apples, corn on the cob, etc.) - porcelain simply covers the imperfections in your own smile!

Porcelain jacket crowns and laminate veneers both require two office visits. At the first appointment we remove any old bonding and prepare the teeth. We also take impressions and choose the shade and shape of the porcelain. When you leave the office, temporary bonding is used to cover the prepared teeth. Approximately one week later, the porcelain veneers or crowns are permanently cemented at the second appointment.

You may find the solution to your individual dental problem by viewing the before and after photos of our patients who have had cosmetic dentistry improve their smiles. With digital imaging software, we can show you how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile before you begin treatment.

Before Porcelain Veneers Patient had narrow,unevenly shaped front teeth.
After Six Porcelain Veneers

Patient had severe tetracycline staining and old bonding.
Zoom Teeth Whitening and Four Porcelain Veneers


If you e-mail us a digital photo of your smile we will send you back an after-image showing how porcelain veneers and crowns can give you a celebrity smile! Or call us at (212) 755-1033 to schedule an appointment for a smile evaluation and cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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Adrian T. Paolini, D.D.S.
205 East 64th Street
New York, New York 10021
Office Hours By Appointment
(212) 755-1033