A beautiful smile is a big part of our appearance. Cosmetic dentists promise beautiful smiles but how do you know if they can deliver? Any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist but does that mean they are qualified to provide you with the smile makeover you have dreamed about? The cosmetic dentistry field has changed rapidly over the years. A dentist who has not taken post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry may not be current with these advancements. When considering cosmetic dentistry especially with porcelain veneers, look for training from well known graduate programs such as the Aesthetic Institute at New York University. Our office is prepared to meet your cosmetic dentistry needs and not only have Drs. Lerner and Lemongello completed postgraduate training they teach at these institutes as well, lecturing nationally and internationally on diverse cosmetic dentistry topics. Our patients understand what to look for when considering cosmetic dentistry.
Lumineers. Are they right for you? Lumineers, like traditional porcelain veneers, are ultra thin custom fabricated pieces of porcelain that are fabricated and bonded to the existing tooth to change its color, shape, position or to restore decay. Lumineers are marketed as requiring no removal of tooth structure to enhance your smile. The idea of removing mininmal amounts of tooth structure in the placement of veneers is not new. In our office the goal has always been to be as minimally invasive as possible when providing porcelain veneers to enhance a smile. Even though Lumineers claim to require no tooth removal this is not necessarily true. Unless your teeth are small with space between them some tooth structure may need to be reshaped to provide the proper fit of a porcelain veneer whether a Lumineer or traditional veneer. What is most important is to choose the right type of porcelain veneer for the situation being treated. The idea that one type of porcelain veneer will fit all situations is not true. If a Lumineer is the right choice they can be used. If not, than traditional porcelain veneer may be the best choice. It is important to choice a doctor that will spend the time to explain why a particular type of veneer is the right choice for you. You want a doctor that is well versed in all types of porcelain veneers with the proper training to perform these procedures. This way you can avoid the “one size fits all” mentality and build a relationship with a doctor that can provide what is best for you.
Staying current in Dentistry is extremely important. Each day new discoveries are found in dentistry just like other professions. Mastering these new techniques is vital in providing patients with optimal state of the art care. Knowledge and understanding of procedures and materials available for optimal care is extremely important. That is why Drs. Lerner and Lemongello not only attend hundreds of hours of continuing education at some of the most prestigious institute of learning but why they also share that knowledge with the profession as guest lecturers both nationally and internationally. Drs. Lerner and Lemongello are often sought out as mentors from their colleagues for this reason.
At our dental practice we not only emphasize clinical expertise and outstanding customer service, but also strive to differentiate ourselves as leaders in the field of dentistry. We stand out as published authors in leading dental journals and as national and international lecturers on advanced dental techniques. Our practice stays at the forefront of the profession because we utilize the newest technology to enhance patient care. Our office elicits the talent of a master ceramist from a premier dental laboratory available to only a select few dental practices. It is the ceramist who creates lifelike veneers not available to other dentists. We have established a true blend of talent, state of the art dental treatment, 5 star customer service and old fashioned care that allows us to stand apart. Furthermore, our dedication to the practice of dentistry extends far beyond the scope of our office. We are involved with charitable organizations. We participate in the “Give Back a Smile” organization, which restores the smiles of victims of domestic violence. We are confident that these aspects of our practice distinguish our care both in our field and in our community.