Every spring, millions of high school students get ready for a night that will likely live on as a happy memory into adulthood — a kind of rite of passage from awkward adolescence to budding adult. While some opt to skip out on prom, there are many who consider it an important night and want to look their best on this night to remember.

One way you can help make a lasting impression at prom that you can take with you for years after is to improve your smile. Teeth whitening is safe for teens, but the effects are short-lived. Porcelain veneers can make a long-term difference in your smile, and are a great choice for a smile-related makeover for prom, especially if other methods have been less successful.

Where Porcelain Veneers Will Succeed

dreamstime_s_31838723Porcelain veneers can whiten your smile, but they can do much more. Veneers are a good option if you have tried other more short-term treatments such as teeth whitening. Teeth whitening just removes stains from your teeth. The effects are short-term because your teeth can stain again, and it doesn’t work if you have naturally dim enamel or your teeth are discolored for other reasons, such as enamel defects or tooth trauma.

Veneers cover the stained or otherwise discolored teeth. The level of whitening isn’t limited by the natural color of your enamel. They can last for ten years or more, and they’re highly stain resistant.

Porcelain veneers can also help with many common complaints you may have about your smile. Gapped teeth, rotated teeth, and small teeth can all be corrected with porcelain veneers. If you want to straighten your teeth before prom, you obviously don’t have time for orthodontics, but you do have time for veneers, which can accomplish the same thing.

The only limitation is that we may want to wait until after your jaw has finished growing before installing porcelain veneers. For many people, this might be complete by age 18, but for others it might not.

Make a Great Impression

If you are considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to start the process soon. Veneers take about one month altogether, and spring is a very busy time of year for dentists! Don’t delay, because the best dentists’ schedules fill up quickly!

If you live in the West Nyack area and want to speak to a dentist about porcelain veneers, consider visiting Dr. Dunayer at B&D Dental Excellence. Please give us a call at

(845) 627-7645 to schedule an appointment today.