Porcelain Veneers in Locust Valley
Is there something you would like to change about your smile?
We are living in the golden age of cosmetic dentistry. Veneers have quickly become the best and most esthetic options for cosmetic issues with your smile. Unlike Invisalign, which can only straighten teeth, or whitening treatments that only brighten the color of your teeth, veneers fix multiple issues with your smile at once. Veneers eliminate the appearance of stains, chips, cracks, and even small gaps. You’ll have a beautiful and natural smile without any imperfections.
At Locust Valley Dentists, we believe strongly in the power of cosmetic dentistry. Changing the way you look will help change how you feel about yourself. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect from your visit to Locust Valley Dentists.
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Find the best option for you
Today, there are many different porcelain veneer options available. All are custom made and designed for aesthetics, function, and durability. At Locust Valley Dentists, we help our patients make the right choice for their smiles, offering veneer options that include:
- Porcelain Veneers
- No-Prep Veneers
- Composite veneers
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Are crowns better than veneers?
Crowns and veneers serve different purposes. If you have a significant amount of tooth missing, a crown may be best. However, veneers can correct minor breakages, cracks, or cosmetic concerns.
Are Porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers can last for many years with the right care, but most often need to be replaced eventually.
Are Porcelain veneers worth it?
Porcelain veneers can be a great way to transform your smile for the long term. One of the biggest benefits is that it acts just like your natural teeth.
Are temporary veneers thicker?
Yes. Temporary veneers can come with a small adjustment period while you get used to them and are typically worn for one week or more.
Can you sleep with veneers?
Veneers are essentially a part of your teeth once theyre placed by your dentist. This means you can sleep, eat, and brush them just like your normal teeth.
Can a regular dentist do veneers?
Not all dentists offer cosmetic dentistry services, so make sure when youre looking for porcelain veneers that your provider is experienced in cosmetic dentistry.
Can veneers fall off?
As long as they are properly applied, porcelain veneers are designed to be permanently attached to the teeth.
Can you get veneers on bottom teeth?
Yes. Dr. Koster will examine your mouth and work with you to determine which teeth would benefit from porcelain veneers.
Can you get veneers without shaving your teeth?
To properly apply veneers, the surface of each tooth must be ground slightly to create a rough texture that allows for the strongest bond to your teeth.
Do veneers make your teeth look bigger?
Veneers are custom-made to be as close to your desired appearance as possible, giving you an even and beautiful smile.
Do Veneers stay white?
Just like natural teeth, veneers can become discolored over time if not taken care of.
Can you use hydrogen peroxide on veneers?
Because porcelain is a different material than natural tooth enamel, traditional whitening with hydrogen peroxide is usually ineffective.
Can you use mouthwash with veneers?
Yes, you should continue using your normal brushing, flossing, and mouthwash routine to keep veneers white and your teeth and gums healthy.
Do you have to brush your teeth with veneers?
Yes, veneers can become discolored just like normal teeth, and in fact are difficult to whiten if this is the case. Brushing is also critical to keeping teeth healthy, so you should always brush twice a day.
How do you clean your real teeth with veneers?
You care for your natural teeth by caring for your veneers well: brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, and seeing your dentist on a regular basis.
Do veneers feel like real teeth?
Yes, in fact, veneers may feel a little slicker and therefore cleaner than real teeth due to the polished surface.
How do you clean your teeth under veneers?
You do not clean the surface of the tooth that has been shaved down to place the veneers. Instead, you clean the veneers like you would clean your natural teeth.
Meet Dr. Koster
Thanks to her work at many of Manhattan’s top cosmetic dental practices, Dr. Adrianne Koster has seen how a more beautiful smile can improve her patients’ appearance and quality of life. She helps her patients achieve outstanding results and smiles that are healthy and beautiful.
Dr. Koster has been named a “Top New York Dentist” every year since 2016 based on her:
- Attention to detail and skill
- Warm, caring, and attentive rapport with patients
- Emphasis on her patients’ happiness and comfort
- Continued study of the latest dental technology
- Passion for changing lives through cosmetic dentistry
Is Locust Valley Dentists right for you?
At Locust Valley Dentists, you always come first. We start every appointment by listening to you. You’re encouraged to share any concerns about how your smile looks or feels. We’ll answer your questions and review the cosmetic treatment options available to you, including veneers. We’ll talk about:
- Common misconceptions people have about veneers
- How to minimize staining of your veneers
- What you can expect from your veneers
- How to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come
If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, don’t worry.
At Locust Valley Dentists, we are known for being gentle, warm, and friendly. This will be the most relaxing and comfortable dental experience of your life! To decrease anxiety during treatment we offer our patients:
- Convenient office hours to fit the busiest schedules
- There’s never any stress or judgment here
- Our modern, calm, and relaxing office is one of a kind
- Learn how veneers improve your health, appearance, and life
No Insurance? No problem.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still get the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed about! At Locust Valley Dentists, we provide a variety of financing options. We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Insurance & Financing
For your treatment, our office is able to work with many PPO insurances.
Our friendly and knowledgeable front office team will help you file your claim and maximize your benefits. If you don’t see your provider listed or if you have questions about payment options, contact our office to learn more.
" Dr. Koster is a great dentist who is patient, attentive, and gentle. She took the time to explain every treatment option available and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. The staff is very friendly and always willing to work around my schedule. I would definitely recommend Dr. Koster for your dental care. "
- Jeniza K.
" I love this office! Dr Koster knows what she’s doing and has great staff that are friendly and professional! What I appreciate the most is her attention to detail, looking out for my best interest and letting me know what’s happening with my health so I can take better care of myself. This Doctor is truly someone who cares about her patients!!! "
- Renee S.
" Dr. Adrianne Koster is Amazing! She is caring, gentle, extremely personable, and provides exceptional dentistry. The staff is very professional and nice. Thank you! I love my new smile. "
- Maria G.