Cosmetic dentistry has made great strides to improving smiles around the world, as any cosmetic dentist in NYC would agree. If you have uneven, chipped, or poorly spaced teeth, damaged enamel, or discoloration, veneers might be just the answer for you.
- Veneers are made of porcelain or a resin composite. Consult your dentist about getting veneers, discussing what you want to achieve through this process. Your dentist will remove enamel from the tooth’s surface, about ½ of a millimeter, and then take a mold of your teeth. This process does require a local anesthetic.
- After 1 to 2 weeks, you will receive your veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will have to fit your veneer to the tooth. This process requires them to reposition and trim the veneers to ensure their proper fit. Your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched which allows the cement to bond properly to your tooth. When the veneer is in place—trimmed and fitted—a light beam is used to harden the cement. Excess cement will be removed, and your veneers will be ready to shine.
- There also exists a popular form of porcelain veneers are the widely used called Lumineers, which do not require shots or drilling and are seamlessly applied. Lumineers take less time and are more painless than other porcelain veneers.
- Whether or not veneers are the right answer for you is a question that you and your cosmetic dentist in NYC should answer together.
- It is important to remember that veneers cannot be removed, though they will need to be replaced in 5 to 10 years. There are few fixes if they chip or crack. They may also cause your teeth to become more sensitive.
- With veneers, your teeth can still decay. On the other hand, veneers might be the perfect answer if you want to improve your smile. Better still, your gum tissue will not be aggravated by the porcelain, which is stain resistant.
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in NYC? Visit Central Park West Dentistry to meet with one of our cosmetic dentists and find out if veneers are right for you. You can learn more about our veneer options here.