Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure done by a cosmetic dentist requires little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth, and to improve the cosmetics of your smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options available to dentists.
If you see crooked or misaligned teeth when you smile, you might think of traditional orthodontics (metal braces) as the way to improve your appearance so speak with our cosmetic dentist and find out how. While traditional orthodontic treatment certainly has its place, porcelain veneers can also be used to improve the alignment of teeth. By properly shaping the teeth first, porcelain dental veneers can accomplish in two weeks what takes metal braces two years. Another advantage of a porcelain veneer "Instant Makeover" is that you don't have to wear any retainers when you are finished.
Whiten and Brighten: Tooth whitening products are advertised everywhere these days. While almost all teeth-whitening products do work, not all teeth will whiten (at least they might not all whiten as much as you might like). When this is the case, dental veneers are an excellent alternative to consider because the porcelain can be fabricated by our cosmetic dentists to match any shade of white that you would like your smile to become.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, or shape. Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. So call our New York cosmetic dentist to set up an appointment in Brooklyn or NYC.
Patients need three appointments with our dentist for the entire procedure: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.
For about a week or two, you will go through a period of adjustment as you get used to your "new" teeth that have been changed in size and shape. Brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, you'll return our New York Dental office for a follow-up appointment. Have realistic expectations Porcelain veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements. It's not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of porcelain veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth. Nevertheless, this procedure can greatly enhance your smile, and can heighten inner satisfaction and self-esteem