Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance. Veneers are made of tooth-colored materials like porcelain or zirconia and improve the color of those that have been worn down or stained. They can also be used to create a shape or tooth size that is flattering to the individual’s face shape.

When Should You Consider Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are useful for addressing a variety of dental conditions.

Some of the reasons that you may want to talk to our team about dental veneers include:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth with spaces in between them
  • Teeth that are broken or chipped

Types of Veneers: Porcelain or Zirconia vs. Resin

Porcelain or zirconia and resin are the two types of veneers that are most commonly used. Porcelain and zirconia veneers are more durable and stain-resistant, and also tend to create a more desirable, natural-looking appearance. Composite resin veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers, but are not lab-made and are directly applied to the teeth.

What Is the Process of Applying Dental Veneers at Smile Design Specialists?

Two visits are typically required to receive porcelain veneers through Dr. Ekstein. During your first visit, your teeth will be fitted with a veneer, which involves trimming a portion of the tooth so that the veneer can be bonded on top. Next, an impression will be taken of your tooth or teeth and sent to the laboratory where the veneer will be prepared. Lastly, you will receive a temporary veneer that will help you visualize what your final result will be when the permanent veneer is being prepared.

During your second visit, the temporary veneers will be removed and the new veneers will be checked for proper fit and form. Once you and Dr. Ekstein are satisfied with the look and feel of the veneer, it will be bonded to your tooth to give you the smile of your dreams.

Take the first step towards the smile of your dreams. Give us a call today at (201) 627-5060 to learn more about our dental veneer process!

Smile Design Specialist

Meet Your Board Certified Prosthodontist
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    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

    *should you proceed with treatment

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    “Invisalign is the best investment I have ever made.”

    - Mike
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    “Dr. Ekstein is great and the staff at The Smile Design Specialists are amazing.”

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    “Not only do they provide a very professional experience, but I felt welcome and comfortable at every stage of my procedure.”

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