Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  

Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Veneers can help you achieve the smile you desire by transforming teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections. Veneers are thin porcelain veneerscovers affixed to the front of teeth to conceal or correct such problems as chips, cracks, stains, discolorations, uneven surfaces, small gaps between teeth, and misshaped teeth. Veneers can be easily installed by your dentist. At Seaview Dental Arts, Dr. Bhavin Patel and Dr. Daniel Ciechanowksi are your dentists for veneers in Galloway, NJ.

Installation of Veneers

Veneers are made of porcelain and look and function like natural teeth. The porcelain closely resembles tooth enamel and can be color-matched to your existing teeth for a completely natural look. The size and shape of the veneers are also custom made to perfectly fit your teeth. Once installed, you will have a beautiful new smile and no one will know you have veneers. Installation is permanent so the veneers will not come loose or fall off, even when eating.

Prior to installation of veneers, the teeth are prepped by shaving off a thin layer of enamel. Removing a small amount of enamel gives the veneers a place to rest against the teeth so they sit flush with the surrounding teeth and readily blend in. If no enamel is removed, the veneers would stick slightly out past the surrounding teeth. In Galloway, veneers are installed at Seaview Dental Arts.

Benefits of Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer several benefits. They can conceal multiple types of cosmetic imperfections, installation is permanent, and they look and function like natural teeth. Plus, you will likely experience a confidence boost when you see your beautiful new smile. Some of the many benefits of veneers include the following:

  • Cover chips and cracks
  • Conceal stains and discolorations
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Correct uneven spacing
  • Reshape misshaped teeth
  • Smooth uneven surfaces
  • Look and function like natural teeth

Veneers can help you eliminate minor flaws and achieve a beautiful new smile. Whether you want to cover up stains and discolorations, fix chips and cracks, or close gaps, veneers can help. For veneers in Galloway, NJ, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and Dr. Ciechanowksiby calling Seaview Dental Arts at (609) 652-9020.

By Seaview Dental Arts
March 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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