Dr. Hamburg, one of the Hudson Valley's Top Dentists*, has done thousands (yes, thousands!) of veneers since 1985; his initial interest began at the time his father was on the original research development team for this procedure at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Hamburg and his staff have seen so many happy smiles after laminating and consider this to be the finest procedure available to correct somewhat misaligned, broken, discolored or misshapen teeth. Dynamic results can be achieved in only two visits.
Dr. Hamburg has been presenting seminars on this topic for more than 10 years. He considers sharing his veneer experience one of his greatest pleasures, and enjoys learning about the newest techniques and material options.
A veneer can be a very thin (0.2mm) to thick (several mm) covering of porcelain or composite (termed bonding, see below for description) placed on the tooth. They can be placed on any surface of the tooth for aesthetics or functional changes. When placed on the front surfaces of the front teeth, they are typically used to change shape, color, close spaces, repair extensive decay and or regain correct dimensions from wear or trauma. They can effectively block the stains from tetracycline or other medications that can cause the teeth to be very dark because of malformed tooth enamel.
Veneers are a versatile and predictable way to restore the proper form and function to your teeth and ultimately your smile. Veneers can last decades and require the same basic maintenance of natural teeth, making them a design of choice for those seeking the ultimate the current state of art dentistry can create.
Many companies market a 'no-prep' veneer to the public. These can be a viable and aesthetic choice in the right situations. In the hands of a skilled dental artisan, these minimally invasive designs can be beneficial and beautiful. When done at the highest level, they are invisibly natural and even another dentist will have difficulty telling "is it real or is it a veneer?"
Visit Hudson Valley Dental Arts and learn what makes our practice unique. Dr. Hamburg provides high-quality family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to patients from the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Wappingers Falls, Pleasant Valley, and Beekman areas. We’re enhancing lives one smile at a time!