Dental Insurance Schenectady, NY
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday 8am-5pm
Dr. Jeffrey Backer, 
Dr. Amanda Marx, 
Dr. Martin Stess, 
Dr. Gregory Morra, 
Orthodontist; Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn

214 Mohawk Ave. Scotia, NY 12302
518-952-9024
info@scotiaglenvilledentalcenter.com

COSMETIC

Cosmetic Dentist
serving Schenectady, NY

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains  and  mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. 


Cosmetic Dentistry Schenectady, NY
Teeth Whitening Schenectady, NY

Teeth Whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily brushing and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your teeth whitening options.

Start by speaking with your cosmetic dentist. He or she can tell you whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. If you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.

If you are a candidate for whitening here are two ways we offer.

In-office bleaching. This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used. Lasers have been used during tooth whitening procedures to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-home bleaching. Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. There are potential side effects, such as increased sensitivity or gum irritation. Speak with your dentist if you have any concerns.
What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?
  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
Sedation Dentistry is Available For All Services
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