Alicia M. from Wood-Ridge, NJ (Source: Yelp)
This past fall 2018, I decided to go ahead with something that I had been thinking about since January 2017. That was to get Eight Veneers on my top front teeth. This was a very delicate matter as it concerned my entire smile. It’s what people recognize the most as initial impressions of a person. Not only was I concerned about the way they would look but the pain, which I thought came along with the procedure. All of which were things that gave me a bit of fear about going through the process. So I began interviewing several dentist and looked no further when it came to Dr. Segal. He came highly recommended from a good friend of mine and she happened to have worked with Dr. Segal for many years prior. I want to also add that he is a cosmetic dentist, which is something very important when it comes to how your teeth look aesthetically after the procedure. During the consultation Dr. Segal was very patient and understanding that this meant a great deal to me. He took time to answer all my questions and put all my concerns at ease, for the first time I felt comfortable with the idea of going through with completing the eight veneers. Throughout that first consultation he evaluated the status of my current teeth and the work that needed to be done. We took some x-rays and he made sure that the whole appointment was seamless so that I didn’t have come back multiple times for mold impressions. His nursing staff was wonderful to work with in terms of handling my insurance and all my follow up appointments. Therefore, I came back for my two follow up visits to begin the work on my eight veneers. Dr. Segal did everything to ensure that I was comfortable during my first visit, which was the most challenging for me as this is where the majority of the work was accomplished. Dr. Segal made sure that while he worked I was very comfortable in terms of numbing me and his nursing staff even made sure I had a blanket in case I got cold. Once that first visit was complete he placed temporary’s on my prepped real teeth in order to protect them while the lab worked on my actual veneer creation for roughly two weeks. It was a small struggle dealing with the temporary teeth for two weeks, but I made it. The team at The Art of Smile Dental made sure to have the lab get my veneers back ahead of schedule too. I had a weeding to attend to, which they were able to make the two week timeframe even shorter with their lab. Finally, the day came for my second visit with Dr. Segal. This was the quickest appointment of them all. My teeth weren’t very sensitive and he was able to apply the veneers without Novocain. Within 20 mins I had my new teeth on. The color was fantastic and they matched the whites of my eyes and made my whole face brighter. I couldn’t have been more content with the work Dr. Segal did! Not only with the preparation of molding my real teeth so that the veneers fit perfectly, but also the color. It can be worrisome trusting a doctor blindly, but I could tell Dr. Segal really knows his stuff. Dr. Segal knew the exact color that would demonstrate the brilliance of the veneers in the most natural manner so they didn’t look like fake teeth. It has now been two months since I have had these veneers, also the timeframe Dr. Segal mentioned that it would take my mouth to assimilate to the new structures. These Veneers are fantastic! I can eat all the normal foods I enjoy, such as semolina Italian deli sandwiches with crunchy bread. I have also had so many wonderful compliments from colleagues at work, everyone has really noticed a significant improvement in my smile. In terms of maintenance, you just make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and do the appropriate amount of flossing. This has really made a significant boost in my confidence and I can’t stop smiling. If you are looking to get your smile evaluated or any other dental work done I would highly recommend Dr. Segal at The Art of Smile Dental in Florham Park, NJ. You can put all your fears aside, Dr. Segal has your best interest in hand.