Dental Veneers

Dramatic Dental Veneers

the-results-of-dental-veneers-thin-shells-of-porcelain-that-the-dentist-bonds-over-your-natural-teeth-to-improve-the-way-that-they-lookDental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Ricotta bonds over your natural teeth to change the way that they look. When placed side by side, they can make your overall smile look straighter, whiter, and more even.

Our patients frequently consider veneers when they experience aesthetic concerns like teeth that are:

  • Crowded
  • Crooked
  • Uneven, chipped, or worn
  • Stained and discolored

Dr. Ricotta can personalize your veneers to be the exact size, shape and color that you desire.

Your Veneer Treatment

bride-that-chose-veneers-because-they-provide-dental-patients-with-the-most-dramatic-results-possible-when-it-comes-to-getting-a-new-smileLike a bridge or crown, dental veneers typically take about two appointments to complete. After your initial consultation, you’ll return to prep all of the teeth and take an impression. Then, temporary veneers will be bonded over your teeth to prevent any sensitivity.

About two weeks later, your custom designed veneers will be ready to bond into place. Dr. Ricotta will remove the temporary ones and then cement each permanent veneer over the appropriate tooth.

Because veneers are made of porcelain, they mimic the appearance and translucency of natural tooth enamel. They are also very durable, allowing your new smile to last for several more years. However, if you are prone to clenching or bruxism, we may recommend wearing a mouth guard at night.

Veneers provide our patients with the most dramatic results possible when it comes to getting a new smile. Our Amherst office offers flexible appointment times as well as financing options for your smile makeover. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ricotta to get started.