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Porcelain Veneers

Dental imperfections can detract from your otherwise healthy smile and leave you feeling self-conscious. 

Porcelain Veneers can conceal imperfections to improve your confidence.

Dr. Louis J. Buono has corrected the smiles of Long Island, NY, patients for over 25 years. See how veneers can level up your smile.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to mask the look of dental imperfections. While they transform the aesthetics of your smile, they don't change the function and health of your teeth and gums.

See Which Option Suits Your Needs Request a Consultation

Dr. Buono offers a variety of veneer solutions for every patient's dental needs. He works to preserve the natural tooth while concealing the imperfections with minimally invasive techniques. This precise care helps to maintain your natural tooth roots and the strength of your natural teeth to support the veneer. You deserve a glamorous smile, let us give you it. Call to request a free consultation at our Long Island office.

(516) 294-0375

"They came out amazing and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made." 5-Star Reviews From Long Island, NY, Patients

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Brittney Wallace

2020

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Dr. Buono is the best! His office and staff are amazing. Their attention to detail is like no other and they always make me feel comfortable. I have always been squeamish and hated the dentist until I started coming to this office. Dr. Bueno did my veneers 3 years ago and has been maintaining them ever since. They came out amazing and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. Love my smile!

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JoAnna DeVito

2021

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I tried many different dentists prior to making an appointment with Dr. Buono who was in the office next door to my prior job. I could not be more happy that I decided to make that appointment and highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a dentist. This is a dentist you can trust. His staff are always friendly and upbeat - you will never leave his office disappointed.

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Why Porcelain?

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Dr. Buono uses this high-quality material to create dental veneers to ensure that they are not only strong but that they accurately mimic the appearance of the natural teeth. 

Before and After Transformations From Long Island, NY, Patients

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Porcelain veneers can provide the confidence boost you need to take on the world with a bright smile.


Get to Know Dr. Buono

Dr. Buono received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1987. He now has over 35 years of experience providing transformative care. Dr. Buono augments his decades of hands-on knowledge with ongoing education. He actively trains to hone his already advanced skills and has earned membership in renowned organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Buono’s elite training comes under the tutelage of top-rated cosmetic dental educators. For example, he completed the Aesthetic Advantage program with the world-renowned cosmetic dentist Larry Rosenthal. He also studied extensively at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in Tampa, Florida. He has become an authority in his own right, presenting at beauty expos and seminars alongside world-famous plastic surgeons. 

 

Experience Unique Dental Care

Dr. Buono was always frustrated by stories of patients being treated as paychecks instead of people. He deeply believes that dental care should be personalized and never a one-size-fits-all solution. He has now spent the better part of four decades fine-tuning his dental philosophy that revolves around compassionate treatment of each unique patient. 

Dr. Buono is a dentist who seeks to treat every patient's mouth, mind, body, and spirit. His comprehensive approach, achieved through customized procedures like dental veneers, allows people to enjoy amazing enhancements to their look and confidence. A major aspect of his treatment is ensuring that his office atmosphere is truly calming. To receive the individualized, soothing care you deserve, all you have to do is reach out to us and request your free consultation:

(516) 294-0375

Long Island Relies on Dr. Buono

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Andrew James

2022

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Dr. Buono and staff are excellent. GCS have fixed a few of my dental issues this past year and my expectations have been exceeded. I highly recommend to anyone looking for quality dentistry at a fair price.

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J Velez

2021

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Always a positive experience coming here. Always feel like I’m going to see a friend rather than just for dental work . Would highly recommend to anyone

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Take a Look at How Dental Veneers are Placed

Our dental office in Long Island, NY, uses minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to keep your natural tooth intact and the veneer looking natural. 

A veneer is placed on the front surface of the tooth with dental cement.

We Can Provide Previews of Your Veneers Results

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Dr. Buono utilizes advanced technologies throughout all of his cosmetic dentistry treatments. In fact, his practice was the first ever to implement the Cadent iTero 3D Scanner. This put Garden City Smiles on the forefront of dental imaging. Dr. Buono has remained at the cutting-edge by adopting the upgraded iTero Element. 

When it comes to veneers treatment, Dr. Buono uses custom blueprinting or diagnostic wax-ups to design your new smile. We also use advanced blueprinting to create your temporary veneers. This allows you to provide feedback about your new smile before your lab-crafted porcelain restorations are complete. Doing so allows us to ensure proper function and aesthetics prior to final placement of your veneers. 

Our Process of Placing Veneers

Dr. Buono has a keen aesthetic eye and advanced technical skills, enabling him to place the dental veneers properly and shape and shade them to produce a luminous result.
Dr. Buono has a keen aesthetic eye and advanced technical skills, enabling him to place the dental veneers properly and shape and shade them to produce a luminous result.

Start Treatment With a Consultation

Begin your treatment with a free consultation with Dr. Buono. He'll make sure your teeth and gums are in good health and that you qualify for veneers. If everything looks good, he'll move on to placing your temporary veneers.

Temporary Placement to Perfect Your Smile 

During your first appointment, Dr. Buono will examine and prep the teeth for veneers by gently removing the top layer of enamel. This provides space for the prosthetic and prepares the tooth's surface for the bonding material. He will then use an intraoral scanner to take a digital impression of the teeth.

Waiting for Lab Work

Your digital impressions will be sent to a lab and referenced during the creation of the veneers to ensure a natural fit. While the veneers are being fabricated in a dental laboratory, temporary dental veneers will be placed. 

Permanent Placement of Veneers

Once the porcelain veneers have been created, the patient can return to our Long Island, NY, practice to have them permanently bonded to the teeth.



Veneers Recovery Is Simple

Some patients avoid dental care because they worry about long, drawn-out recovery periods. This concern doesn't apply to porcelain veneers. You will be able to resume your day immediately after veneers placement at our Long Island office and begin enjoying your results. 

Right away, you will be able to chew and carry out other oral functions just like normal. Some patients experience temporary oral sensitivity, which can be effectively treated with over-the-counter medication recommended by Dr. Buono. 


 

What Makes a Great Veneers Candidate?

Most people are great candidates for porcelain veneers. When determining your candidacy, Dr. Buono will assess your:


Current Health

Your teeth, gums, and bone structure are the foundation of a healthy mouth. In the event you are suffering from oral health issues, Dr. Buono will need to treat these before proceeding with veneers. This gives the veneers consultation the added benefit of occasionally identifying dental problems patients were unaware of.


Existing Enamel

The placement of veneers requires our dentist to remove a small layer of enamel from your teeth. If you do not have enough enamel, this procedure may not work for you. The good news is that Dr. Buono offers a host of cosmetic dentistry solutions. Dental bonding can achieve results that are similar to veneers, and can be performed to help patients lacking sufficient enamel for veneers.


Expectations

It is very important for patients to have realistic expectations about what any given cosmetic dentistry procedure can do for them. Our veneers are known for providing outstanding results, but they may not be the best choice to provide the results you need. For example, if you want to enhance a tooth that has suffered significant damage, a dental crown may be a better choice.

Find Out If Veneers
Are Right For You

Booking a veneers consultation could be the first step to a better smile and improved self-confidence. To request your free veneers consultation, all you need to do is call (516) 294-0375 or send us a message today. 

Long Island Loves Dr. Buono

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kristen alvarez

2020

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Dr Buono and his staff are the best! They’re always so friendly and accommodating. I know Dr Buono always has my best interest at heart and that makes the whole going to the dentist experience even better.

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George B.

2021

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My first visit Dr.Buono and staff were professional, courteous and informative. All questions concerning fees and procedures were answered without hesitation.

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Dr. Buono Has Personal Experience Receiving Porcelain Veneers

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Dr. Buono not only has over 25 years of dentistry experience along with affiliations with the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but he has also received porcelain veneers. Being on the other end of treatment, Dr. Buono can offer a unique perspective on veneer placement from not only a doctor's vantage point, but a patient's. 

Comparing Veneers to Dental Bonding

Veneers and dental bonding are frequently confused with each other because bonding is often referred to as “composite resin veneers.”

Dr. Buono offers both of these procedures, each of which can conceal various aesthetic flaws. While they achieve similar results, there are some key differences. For example, bonding (a process of applying tooth-colored resin to a tooth) is considered reversible, while porcelain veneers are not. On the other hand, veneers look more realistic than bonding.

Dental bonding can also be completed in a single appointment for faster results. However, bonding lasts approximately half as long as veneers. In many cases, bonding is an excellent way for a patient to experience the benefits of an enhanced smile and decide whether they would eventually like to invest in porcelain veneers. During a consultation, Dr. Buono can help you explore both of these options. 

We Also Offer:

While our porcelain veneer procedure is accomplished with minimally invasive cosmetic techniques for natural results, we also offer other aesthetic tooth replacement techniques that are even less invasive.
Lumineers

Lumineers

Lumineers® is an appealing, less-invasive alternative to traditional porcelain veneers. Commonly referred to as minimal-prep veneers, Lumineers produce results similar to traditional veneers without removing enamel. Because Lumineers don’t require extensive changes to the natural tooth, they are also reversible, making them a welcomed option for patients who are reluctant to make a permanent change. Finally, Lumineers are natural-looking and long-lasting, with results lasting up to 20 years.

Snap-On Smile

Snap-On Smile

The Snap-On Smile® is another minimally-invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. This custom-fit tray literally “snaps on” over a patient’s natural teeth, without the need for drilling or bonding. It can also be removed at any time, without the need for a dental appointment. The Snap-On Smile is an excellent treatment option for patients who desire the look of porcelain veneers, but cannot afford extensive treatment.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The cost of veneers will vary from patient to patient depending on the number of veneers placed, preparatory procedures needed, and the type of veneers. During your free consultation, Dr. Buono can discuss your options and find a solution that meets your smile needs.

"Fantastic office staff, always pleasant and helpful." More 5-Star Reviews From Long Island, NY, Patients

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Darci Boerckel

2021

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Dr, Buono is a compassionate professional. He explains everything toughly and let's you know what to expect before he does any work. He is top notch in his field & I would highly recommend him. Thanks Louis!

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Scott Boerckel

2020

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Fantastic office staff, always pleasant and helpful. Clean office. Dr. Buono has done extensive work and is caring, gentle and always explains each and every procedure. Highly recommend.

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Louis J. Buono, DDS

Garden City Smiles Louis J. Buono, DDS

Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. He is proud to be affiliated with: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

You can request a consultation with our dentist by filling out our online form or calling (516) 294-0375.

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"I have been going to Dr. Buono for about 6 years and he’s great. His pricing fit my budget and my teeth can not look any better." Isabella

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