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October 13, 2016
8 yearsago

Cosmetic dentist explains the differences of porcelain veneers and Lumineers to Rye, NY area patients

Patients in the Rye, NY area seeking a dentist who provides a variety of cosmetic procedures are welcome to book a visit with the staff at Chester Hill Dental Associates, PLLC. Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen are two dentists in the area who offer a wide range of treatments at their practice for patients who want to enhance their smiles. From professional teeth whitening to extensive smile rehabilitation, they provide it all. They are also excited to offer patients solutions such as porcelain veneers and Lumineers.

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both types of veneers that are used to disguise problems within the smile. These are facings bonded to the front of a tooth for optimum coverage. Concerns such as gaps between teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are misaligned are easily resolved with the use of veneers. Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen are proud to offer both varieties for patients and help them understand the different.

The primary difference between traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers is the amount of tooth structure removed for the placement. Conventional veneers require the removal of enamel from the front of the tooth before impressions are taken. This eliminates added bulk to the teeth when the veneers are bonded in place. However, Lumineers are extremely thin and do not require preparation of the tooth. This means not only does the patient get to maintain their natural tooth structure, but the procedure can be reversed later as it does not permanently impact the tooth itself. This is highly beneficial for many of our patients who may be unsure as to whether or not they want to make permanent changes to their natural teeth for porcelain veneers.

Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen of Chester Hill Dental Associates, PLLC offer services to patients in and around the area of Westchester, Rye Brook, Port Chester, Greenwich, and Rye, NY. Contact their team today to schedule a consultation appointment and speak to a cosmetic dentist with knowledge of the many ways in which Lumineers and porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the smile. Call (914) 939-2132 or visit in person at 150 Purchase Street, Suite 1 in Rye, NY.

October 13, 2016
8 yearsago

Discover Answers to Your Coverage Questions

Insurance can have a lot of moving parts to keep track of, understand, and use to your advantage. Luckily for you, to help explain and get the most of your coverage, your Rye NY dentist Dr. Fu has staff members specially trained in the art of “decoding” dental insurance for you. You can always reach out to our office before your next appointment to review the ins and outs of your plan, but in the event you wanted to check out some of that information on your own at home, below are some definitions and tips that may be of help.

The Terms to Know

  • Deductible:

    the amount you first must pay out-of-pocket before your insurance company will start to cover the cost of treatment.

  • Co-Pay:

    a fixed amount you must pay for a service or appointment. Your provider will set this amount for you before purchasing your plan.

  • Co-Insurance:

    a plan where you pay only certain percentages of the cost of a service.

  • Annual Maximum:

    the highest possible amount an insurance company will pay for services within a specific time frame, typically within a calendar year.

Tips to Get the Most of Your Plan

Make sure to review what your dental insurance will cover and make the most of it! A majority of plans will cover your twice-yearly recommended dental cleanings and exams, so make sure to schedule those visits with us! These cleanings can help save you from more substantial dental issues which can result in loss of money, time, and cause discomfort.

While taking full advantage of your plan, it is also important to track what you have used responsibly. Going over your maximum coverage can result in paying out of pocket, which can be both costly and inconvenient.

For more information on how your Rye NY dentist can help you maximize your dental benefits- give us a call today at (914) 939-2132.


Are you looking for a Rye NY Dentist? Visit Chester Hill Dentistry in Portchester, Westchester NY with Dr. Chi Fu today! Serving the areas of Port Chester NY, Rye Brook NY, Greenwich CT and beyond!