Two Types of Dental Veneers

There are two types of veneers to choose from at your Westchester dentistry office: Porcelain or Resin. Porcelain is the more popular choice because it can better resist stains, reflect light, and mimic other physical characteristics like the surface of your natural teeth. Although called porcelain, these veneers are normally made of an even more advanced form of ceramic. This means that porcelain veneers are not only beautiful but also strong, stable, and durable, even more so than your natural teeth.

Resin veneers aren’t as attractive or as strong, but they are less expensive, and for some people, they’re the right choice. If porcelain veneers are not affordable, resin will be the next best choice. We would not offer a product we were not confident in, and we recognize that, for many patients at least, resin veneers are ultimately the right choice.

Your Veneers are Made On-Site

Placement of dental veneers is simple. They act as a permanent covering for the front of your teeth. You may need one or two veneers, or you may need several. After consulting with Dr. Brisman and deciding which type of veneer would be best for your situation, the veneers are matched to your teeth by color, size, and shape.

Your veneers will be custom-made in our in-house On-the-Mark dental lab named after Dr. Brisman’s brother. Having an in-house dental lab means you get your veneers much more quickly than if they had to be sent off to a dental lab in another state or country.

Veneers look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, and they can last a lifetime when cared for well.

The Dental Veneers Process

After the decision is made that veneers are the best option for you, the process will begin.

  • The area treated will be anesthetized. Your teeth have several nerves and blood vessels sensitive to heat, cold, and vibration. Although this process won’t get near your nerves, anesthetic numbs the areas and avoids pain during the veneer preparation process.
  • Your teeth will be prepared for the veneer by removing some enamel. When your teeth are numb, the front of your teeth are treated to make a better fit for the veneer to lay perfectly, thus making the veneer appear more natural and comfortable inside the mouth.
  • With help from your Westchester cosmetic dentist, you will use a color chart to choose the shade of veneer that best matches your natural teeth. This guarantees a more seamless transition in color from one tooth to the next and provides you with a more beautiful smile.
  • Impressions of your teeth will be taken so that the lab techs can custom manufacture your veneers. Once your teeth are prepared, your cosmetic dentist will take digital impressions of their new shape, ensuring a perfect fit.

Learn More About Dental Veneers in Westchester

Westchester dentist Dr. Steven Brisman and his team are ready to transform your dull smile into a dazzling one you’ll be proud to show off. Why not treat yourself to the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted? In just a short time, and for a quite affordable price, your smile can be perfected. Please call Chappaqua Dentistry today at (914) 238-8200 or fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out shortly.


The veneer application process is generally not reversible. Applying veneers typically involves removing a small layer of enamel from your teeth to ensure the veneers fit properly and look natural. Since enamel doesn’t regenerate, once it’s removed, the process cannot be undone. This makes veneers a permanent commitment to enhancing your smile.

While dental veneers are a safe and effective cosmetic procedure, there are some potential risks and complications, as with any dental treatment. These may include increased tooth sensitivity due to the removal of enamel, possible damage or chipping of the veneer, and in some cases, the veneers may not match the exact color of your natural teeth. However, working with an experienced dentist like Dr. Steven Brisman minimizes these risks, ensuring you receive high-quality, long-lasting veneers.

The cost of dental veneers varies based on several factors, including the type of veneers (porcelain or resin), the number of veneers needed, and the complexity of your individual case. Porcelain veneers tend to be more expensive than resin due to their higher quality and durability. Most dental insurance plans categorize veneers as a cosmetic procedure and so may not cover the cost. However, financing options are available to help make your new smile more affordable. We recommend discussing costs and payment options during your consultation with Chappaqua Dentistry to get a detailed estimate tailored to your needs.