Cosmetic Veneers

Port Washington Family Dentistry offers cosmetic dental veneers as a cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of your teeth, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for various dental imperfections.

Cosmetic Veneers at Port Washington Family Dentistry

At Port Washington Family Dentistry, watching patients see their brilliant new smiles for the first time highlights our days. Cosmetic veneers are one of dentistry’s ultimate combinations of dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. These paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But just because they’re thin, don’t be fooled. Veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the complex nuances of a natural tooth.

Once Dr. Adam Lysak plans your case, it will take around two appointments before you leave with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician. Dr. Adam Lysak will create temporary acrylic restorations that mimic the veneers, which you’ll wear for up to three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and let you see if any further changes are needed.

After your veneers have been masterfully crafted to you and Dr. Adam Lysak’s specific instructions, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Adam Lysak will try each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will go through several steps to precisely bond the thin veneers to the surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile that may have you wondering why you waited so long to find Port Washington Family Dentistry.

We invite you to learn more about dental veneers by visiting our office or giving us a call at 262-284-9011.

Graphic showing how thin veneer shells are placed ontop of natural teeth.
  • How do dental veneers work?

    Dental veneers are thin, custom shells that cover the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. Here’s a condensed overview of the process:

    1. Consultation: A dentist evaluates if veneers are appropriate and discusses aesthetic goals with the patient.
    2. Preparation: A small amount of enamel is removed from the teeth to accommodate the veneers.
    3. Impression Taking: An impression of the prepared teeth is sent to a dental lab to create the veneers.
    4. Temporary Veneers: Temporary veneers may be placed while waiting for the permanent ones.
    5. Bonding: The permanent veneers are checked for fit and color, then bonded to the teeth using a special cement and light beam to harden the adhesive.
    6. Follow-Up: A subsequent visit ensures the veneers are correctly placed and comfortable.

    Veneers improve the look of discolored, worn, chipped, or uneven teeth and are designed to last for many years with proper care.

  • What types of dental veneers are available?

    Port Washington Family Dentistry offers several types of dental veneers to suit different needs and preferences. Here are the common options available:

    1. Porcelain Veneers: These are popular due to their strength and ability to mimic the natural translucency of tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit perfectly and can last for many years with proper care.
    2. Composite Resin Veneers: Made from a tooth-colored resin that is similar to the material used in dental fillings, composite veneers can be applied in a single visit. They are less expensive than porcelain veneers but may not last as long.
    3. Lumineers®: These are a type of ultra-thin porcelain veneers that require minimal tooth preparation. Lumineers are known for being highly durable and reversible if no tooth enamel is removed during application.
    4. Removable Veneers (Snap-On Smile®): These are an affordable and non-invasive alternative that can be temporarily worn over the teeth to improve their appearance.

    Each type of veneer has its benefits and considerations, and the best choice will depend on the patient’s dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget. Port Washington Family Dentistry’s dental professionals can help guide patients in choosing the right veneers for their specific needs.

  • How long do dental veneers last?

    Dental veneers typically last between 10 to 15 years, depending on the type of veneers and how well they are cared for. Porcelain veneers often last longer, sometimes up to 20 years, due to their durability and resistance to staining. The lifespan of your veneers can be extended with proper dental hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, and by avoiding habits that could damage the veneers, such as biting on hard objects or using your teeth as tools. Regular dental check-ups are also essential to ensure the veneers are in good condition and to address any issues early on.


  • Veneers vs. crowns — What's the difference?

    When considering veneers and crowns, it’s important to understand their differences:


    • Thin shells that cover the front surface of teeth, mainly for cosmetic improvements such as color, shape, and size.
    • Minimal tooth removal involved, focusing on the enamel, making it less invasive.
    • Best for addressing discoloration, small misalignments, chips, or gaps.


    • Caps that cover the entire tooth, made from materials like porcelain or metal.
    • Used for cosmetic purposes and to restore tooth function and strength, especially after decay or damage.
    • Preparation requires more extensive tooth removal to fit and strengthen the tooth.
    • Ideal for significantly damaged or decayed teeth.

    Both options offer long-lasting improvements in appearance and functionality. Your choice between veneers and crowns should be guided by your dental condition and needs, and a consultation with your dentist at Port Washington Family Dentistry is recommended to determine the best option for you.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental veneers, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Port Washington Family Dentistry

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