There are several factors that determine the beauty of a smile; namely color, shape, and alignment. Porcelain veneers can be used to improve all of these aspects. Veneers are extremely thin porcelain facings that are bonded to cover the front surface of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be used to transform your smile and make you feel more confident. Veneers can restore broken, discolored, worn, and damaged teeth. They can also be used to straighten crooked teeth or close gaps between teeth. It is important to have an idea of what you want your smile to look like, by reviewing photos of ideal smiles to determine the results you hope to achieve and discussing your expectations with your doctor thoroughly beforehand.
Veneers have an advantage over other porcelain restorations because they allow for a very conservative approach. The thinnest layer of enamel is trimmed to allow for the thickness of the porcelain. When teeth are mostly intact with small chips or other minor damage, veneers are a perfect solution as they are a more conservative treatment than crowns. The porcelain is visually similar to the natural enamel of the tooth but is more durable and will not stain like a natural tooth. Veneers can be used together with Invisalign to treat situations with larger gaps or misalignment.
The procedure for veneers will usually take two visits. The first appointment will involve preparing the surface of the teeth to create space for the porcelain and creating a temporary covering. Then, the veneers are crafted by a lab specialist to create the ideal shape and color to either match your existing tooth color or to a shade you select. At the second visit, the veneers are tried in and examined to ensure the shape and color are perfect. Next, the veneers are bonded and your new smile is complete!
It is important to care for your veneers like natural teeth. Regular home hygiene and dental check-ups are necessary to ensure your teeth and veneers are healthy. It may be necessary to wear a night guard to protect the veneers if you are prone to grinding or clenching at night.
New York Total Dental offers cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services including full mouth rehabilitation, Invisalign, dental implants, orthodontics, veneers, periodontics gum treatment, teeth whitening, crowns and bridges, teeth fillings, and dental cleaning to Midtown Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, and Downtown Manhattan in New York City.