Veneers Specialist

Behshad Ahkami, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Glow Dental Spa

Behshad Ahkami, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Wayne, NJ

Much like using makeup to cover unwanted blemishes and imperfections on your face, you can use veneers to cover up surface-level tooth damage and imperfect shaping or sizing. Unlike makeup, veneers last for years at a time. At Glow Dental Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, Behshad Ahkami, DDS, provides natural looking porcelain veneers. To book your veneer consultation, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are custom-formed layers for the fronts of your teeth to alter their outward appearance. At Glow Dental Spa, Dr. Ahkami and his team create veneers using porcelain, a strong material that mimics the appearance of your natural teeth and doesn’t stain easily. 

To place your veneers, Dr. Ahkami removes some enamel from the front of your tooth. Like the process for crowns, he makes an impression of the prepared tooth in order to make a veneer that attaches seamlessly to the front. 

At the second visit, he fits the veneer to your tooth, makes sure it looks right, and bonds it into place.


How do veneers improve the look of my teeth?

You can use veneers to make changes to the way your smile looks. Veneers are unique because they can make a big difference with minimal work and effort. In just one or two simple visits to Glow Dental Spa, you can cover and improve teeth with:

  • Short lengths
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration of any color
  • Rough textures
  • Uneven shapes
  • Wide gaps

You can get a single veneer to cover one problematic tooth or several veneers to cover each tooth that doesn’t look perfect. Veneers let you avoid more extensive dental procedures.


Are veneers easy to break?

Porcelain veneers are strong, but you shouldn’t expect them to completely compare to the durability of your natural teeth. 

As long as you take care of them and avoid biting down on rock-solid objects like ice or hard candies, they can last for 10 or 15 years before you need to replace them.

Even if you don’t break a veneer in half or clean off your tooth, it can accumulate wear-and-tear damage over the years. This is why you’ll need to replace it eventually to keep its gorgeous appearance.


Can others tell that I’m wearing veneers?

The porcelain that Dr. Ahkami uses to create your veneers looks and feels a lot like a natural tooth. It’s white, shiny, and even a bit opaque, just like your natural smile. 

Porcelain is also notoriously difficult to stain, so it won’t take on a darker appearance if you enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

If you’d like to enjoy more uniform-looking teeth with long-lasting veneers, call Glow Dental Spa or book a consultation online today.