Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Staten Island, New York

Porcelain dental veneers are small, ceramic sheaths that are bonded directly to the surface of teeth. Our skilled cosmetic dentists at the Staten Island Dental Group, Drs. Frank DiCicco and Colleen Intatano see a multitude of patients who are not satisfied with the appearance of their teeth and smile. Patients visit us for effective solutions to gapped, crooked, chipped, cracked, discolored, or uneven teeth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry option, with the versatility to mask each of these flaws and create a uniform set of brilliant white teeth! Read more about veneers on this page, and contact us in Staten Island, New York to schedule a consultation. Our dentists also serve the surrounding communities.

What Are Porcelain Dental Veneers?

Porcelain dental veneers closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, and are virtually indistinguishable when applied.  They provide strength to the natural tooth enamel. The application of veneers will make slight position alterations, or change the tooth shape, size, and/or color. Porcelain dental veneers function in the same way as natural teeth, and if properly cleaned and cared for, can last for years.

Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.

The bond between original tooth and porcelain veneer is critical as it not only provides the esthetic perfection desired, but also a strong bond which is essential for correct veneer function. Light-sensitive resin is placed between the original tooth and the veneer and then hardened using a special curing light.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can conceal a variety of aesthetic imperfections. The placement process is shorter than the process associated with other dentistry options. In most cases, placing porcelain veneers only requires two office visits, in our Staten Island, New York office. Patients who want to straighten or even out their teeth don’t have to spend years wearing braces.

Veneers are individually sculpted for each patient providing a most natural, optimal look. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials. With veneers—as opposed to crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer. For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white. Veneers can also be a quick fix for minor twists, overlaps, and small gaps.

With porcelain veneers, the results are instantaneous. When applied correctly, porcelain veneers look beautiful and natural. Veneers are crafted from translucent, ceramic materials that reflect light the same way as natural teeth. Veneers can also be combined with other treatments and procedures – such as cosmetic gum re-contouring or teeth whitening – for a full smile makeover. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss porcelain veneers, or any cosmetic issue, please contact our practice in Staten Island, New York.


LUMINEERS® are often referred to as minimal preparation veneers. Whether your teeth are discolored or chipped, or moderately crooked, Lumineers is likely a perfect solution for you.

Lumineers are the answer to the following:

  • Brightening stained or dis-colored teeth, permanently
  • Eliminate Spacing
  • Restore Chips
  • Reshape Teeth
  • Align crooked teeth
  • Renew previous dental work
  • Perfect a Hollywood worthy smile

With traditional veneers, the natural teeth need to be filed or shaved down to accommodate the veneers. However, with LUMINEERS®, the dentist need not reduce the tooth structure before application. LUMINEERS® are simply slipped over the teeth and bonded into place, immediately improving one’s appearance. We place LUMINEERS® to hide discoloration, straighten crooked teeth, and fill any gaps within a smile. Contact Our Cosmetic Dentists for Porcelain Dental Veneers in Staten Island, New York.

If you are interested in attaining a beautiful smile through the placement of porcelain dental veneers, contact our Staten Island, New York cosmetic dentists, serving the surrounding areas. We would be happy to set up a consultation with you to talk about your options at Staten Island Dental Group.