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The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Apr. 15 2022

Attractive young man sitting, smiling outsideOne of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance your smile when imperfections exist is with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are fabricated with porcelain material to match the patient’s existing teeth. They are bonded over a tooth with an imperfection to disguise the issue and improve the appearance of the smile. Dr. Dean Glasser and his team in Melville, NY help patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted with porcelain veneers, a popular option for many of the men and women who visit our facility.

How porcelain veneers work

Porcelain veneers are coverings that the dentist can bond over minimally-prepared teeth near the front of the smile. They are matched with the patient’s teeth so that their placement is seamless within the smile. This is one of many cosmetic dentistry solutions available to our patients to consider when it comes to addressing mild to moderate imperfections. Porcelain veneers can last many years with proper care, and are stain-resistant.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Patients often consider porcelain veneers because they not only address a specific issue within the appearance of the smile, but they are also extremely advantageous when it comes to improving the aesthetics of the teeth. Below are just a few of the more common advantages patients consider when choosing veneers or other dental restorations:

  • Porcelain veneers are made to match the shade of brightness needed as well as the surrounding teeth
  • Porcelain veneers look completely natural when fabricated by a skilled professional
  • Porcelain veneers are not porous, as natural tooth enamel is, allowing them to be stain-resistant
  • Porcelain veneers do not irritate the gum tissues
  • Porcelain veneers are more resistant to chipping because of their strength and durability in materials
  • Porcelain veneers allow patients to make dramatic changes in short period of time
  • Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting
  • Porcelain veneers are affordable and faster than alternative treatments

Contact the team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of undergoing the placement of porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, contact Dr. Dean Glasser and his team in Melville, New York. Call (631) 423-6767 to request a visit at 458 Old Country Road.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

Three Myths About Veneers

Mar. 15 2018

Porcelain Veneers Melville, NYHaving the perfect smile doesn’t always come without some work for most people. Luckily, with a variety of different cosmetic procedures, like dental veneers, from Dr. Dean Glasser, you can get a brighter, whiter, straighter, and perfect looking smile in no time. However, just like with most things, there are many myths circulating dental veneers. To help you feel more informed, we have created a list debunking three common myths. Let’s take a closer look.

They Will Be Too White

If you watched the hit ‘90’s sitcom, Friends, then you likely remember the episode where Ross had his teeth professionally whitened to the point that they glowed in the dark. One of the misconceptions that some patients have about dental veneers is that like Ross; their teeth will be so white that they will glow in the dark and make you feel like the next joke on the block. One of the best parts about porcelain dental veneers is that we can match them to your surrounding teeth so that they look more natural.

They Will Look Fake

One of the biggest fears that many patients have when it comes to porcelain veneers is that they will look fake— enter images of chicklet gum placed over your teeth. And although there may be some patients out there who leave their dentist’s office with a mouth full of fake looking teeth, here at our office Dr. Dean Glasser will ensure that your teeth look as real as possible each and every time.

They Don’t Last

Another misconception that some patients have about dental veneers is that they don’t last. However, it is estimated that dental veneers can last anywhere from about 7-20 years depending on the patient and how much wear and tear they place on their teeth.

Dental veneers are a great way to help correct oral issues like chipped or cracked teeth, and can also be used to treat cosmetic issues like misaligned, discolored, or oddly shaped teeth.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

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