When considering cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers it is important for you to be diligence with who you are considering treatment. All dentists are not the same and their experience in treating cosmetic cases varies based on their training and number of patients treated. When considering cosmetic dentistry the dentist should be able to show you numerous cases of satisfied patients who have completed treatment. Ask questions about smiles and smile makeovers that are similar to yours. Review before and after photographs of the smiles treated with veneers. Where you have a smile makeover is as important as deciding to have treatment. It is up to you to make the best choice and have the best outcome.
What kind of porcelain veneers do you use for smile makeovers? We are often asked this question. What is most important is not what type of porcelain veneers we use but that the right type of veneer is used for the situation. Not all patients are alike and not all teeth are the same. Some teeth are strong and need very little treatment while others may require something very strong to restore it. Different porcelain veneers are used based on what the patient needs to accomplish a beautiful long lasting result. Most often we prefer to be as minimally invasive as possible and use super thin Feldspathic veneers, CAD/CAM milled veneers or pressed veneers. Our goal is to use the right material for each patient.
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.
Ever notice how every dentist now is a Cosmetic Dentist. Any dentist can take a weekend course and consider themselves a cosmetic dentist. Actually they don’t even need to take a course. In today’s’ world just because a dentist has what appears to be a state of the art office doesn’t mean he is qualified in cosmetic dentistry. So how is a consumer hoping to transform their smile supposed to know who to choose? One way is to ask the right questions! Can the dentist show you before and after photos of other patients’ treated in the office? Has the dentist taken hands on instruction in cosmetic dentistry? Does the dentist teach these techniques to other dentists? Do other specialists in the field recommend the dentist? Can you personally speak to actual patients that have been treated? In our office, Drs. Lerner and Lemongello can answer yes to all these questions. Can the dentist you are considering treatment with do the same? If not perhaps you need to make an appointment in our office.