Our dentist Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS is dedicated to taking care of both the functional and the appearance sides of your teeth. The entire staff of our dental office in Suffern NY are caring and compassionate dental professionals dedicated to help protect, preserve and improve your overall oral health. Our state-of-the-art office has all the latest dental equipment and technology to care for almost all of your dental needs.
One service that our dental office in Suffern NY provides that directly reflects the dual functional/appearance nature of teeth is the use of veneers as part of tooth restorations. When a tooth is cracked, chipped, discolored, stained or has a minor injury our doctor may restore it using a veneer. A veneer is a thin sheet of porcelain or a similar material that fits directly over the front of the tooth. The veneer is the same color as the tooth or the surrounding teeth in the case of a discolored or stained tooth. The veneer serves two purposes, it covers and protects the tooth from developing wider cracks or chips and keeps debris and bacteria from getting inside to decay the tooth, and it improves the appearance of the tooth by hiding the chips and cracks and improving the color. A set of whiter veneers on several of the front teeth can be used to whiten the whole smile.
Dental veneers are used by our dental office in Suffern NY for teeth restorations as an alternative to crowns, which cover the whole tooth instead of just the front. Crowns require removing some of the tooth’s material while veneers can usually be placed without further ruining the original tooth. Compared to crowns veneers are a more cost effective and conservative restoration method. Crowns are best for more involved restorations where a large chunk of the tooth has to be removed or the chewing surface has been severely impacted by decay or injury. If you have teeth with small cracks and chips or are off-color call our office for an appointment to see if dental veneers are the right fix for your teeth.
Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS
2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901