Natural-looking Porcelain Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile

Tooth-colored laminates, commonly known as porcelain veneers, are thin dental shells designed and customized to cover the front surface of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. Our dentists offer porcelain veneers at our Brewster, NY, facility to cover enamel damage, discoloration, and other aesthetic concerns. At Putnam Dental Associates, we pride ourselves on being detail-oriented throughout the impression and placement process to ensure the most natural-looking results.

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Laminates are a cosmetic treatment commonly chosen for their ability to treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misshapen or abnormal-looking teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked or mildly misaligned teeth

If you have relatively healthy teeth and gums, and are committed to maintaining a healthy oral regimen, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Tooth-colored laminates are thin dental shells designed and customized to cover the front surface of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

The placement process for porcelain veneers typically takes two to three office visits, depending on how many laminates are being placed, and if they are being paired with any other cosmetic procedures. In most cases, you can expect a brighter and beautifully sculpted smile with just a few steps.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, one of our highly experienced doctors will perform a detailed examination with x-rays to determine the level of your oral health and the blemishes to address. They will also listen to your concerns in order to provide a tailored treatment plan. After discussing all the options available, you may decide to add teeth whitening, Invisalign® , or another cosmetic treatment for a smile makeover.

Impression and Tooth Preparation

Once you have created a custom treatment plan, your dentist will remove a small amount of dental enamel to create room for the laminate. At Putnam Dental Associates, we use conservative and minimally invasive methods for this step. If you have dental sensitivity, we can provide a local anesthetic to numb the area. When your teeth have been appropriately prepared, we will take an impression of your smile to send to our state-of-the-art partner dental lab for your veneers to be created. It typically takes about one to two weeks for your restorations to be made, so we can provide you with temporaries while you wait. Our dentists pay great attention to detail to make sure each veneer is sculpted and personalized to blend naturally with your smile.


During your final appointment, before permanently placing your veneers, your dentist will check to make sure your restorations fit comfortably and blend with your smile. If no adjustments are required, they will permanently bond the veneers in place. Your doctor will evaluate your bite and polish your teeth to reveal a brighter, natural-looking smile that can last you for years.

"Our dedicated team can create a customized treatment plan to enhance your smile and entire appearance."

Benefits of Treatment

At Putnam Dental Associates , we believe in providing excellence, quality, and personal attention each time you walk through our doors. We want you to always feel like you received more than what you paid for. With our advanced treatment and porcelain veneers you can experience many benefits, such as:

  • A brighter and healthier looking smile
  • Improved appearance and a boost in confidence
  • Conservative approach to enhancing the look and shape of your smile
  • Stain resistant enhancement
  • Protection for teeth from further damage

To maintain your long-lasting results, you should practice good oral healthcare by brushing, flossing, and visiting our office biannually for a routine checkup. It is also best to avoid biting your fingernails, chewing ice, and eating hard candies, which can damage laminates.

For more information on how porcelain veneers can benefit you, contact our office today to schedule your appointment. Our dedicated team can create a customized treatment plan to enhance your smile and entire appearance.

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