As the most recognizable expression and the universal sign of happiness, a beautiful smile is an important asset. Studies show that an attractive smile can boost your self-confidence, contribute to your overall well-being, and help make a positive impression on everyone you meet.
If your front teeth are stained, discolored, chipped, worn-down, misshapen, a little gapped, or slightly misaligned, you’re not alone. According to statistics, more than one-third of adults in the United States are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smiles. Cosmetic imperfections may be due to genetics, excessive wear and tear on the teeth, the aging process, dietary choices that stain the dental enamel, smoking, or as a side effect of certain medications.
At the office of PresiDental Care, we recognize that every smile is different and tailor treatment to address individual needs and expectations of care. Whether your smile is best served by the fabrication of dental veneers or another cosmetic dental procedure we provide, you can count on our office for the latest, most effective, pleasing, and healthy solutions for your smile.
In cases that teeth whitening cannot help with improved smile, one of the most conservative yet highly effective and aesthetically pleasing ways to transform the appearance of imperfect looking teeth is the fabrication of dental veneers. Fully customized to the exact specifications of your smile and the cosmetic corrections required, veneers are ultra-thin facings, seamlessly bonded to the fronts of the involved teeth.
The process of getting dental veneers begins with a consultation and thorough assessment of your dental health, oral function, and smile aesthetics. We'll also discuss your smile goals and treatment expectations.
While the amount of tooth preparation varies, depending on the unique requirements of the case and the type of porcelain veneer, the removal of tooth structure from the front and sides of the tooth is typically quite minimal. It's just enough enamel for the ultra-thin facing to look most natural and remain sturdy and strong when placed.
When your veneers are ready, it's time to check their fit, size, shade, and shape. Prior to getting affixed to the teeth, any adjustments to ensure a precise fit and optimal aesthetics are made. At this time, we'll also confirm that you're pleased with the look of your new smile.
After a full dental check up whether you’re looking to improve the appearance of a single front tooth or multiple ones, dental veneers can turn a less-than-perfect smile into one that appears naturally beautiful and flawless.
Your veneers are fabricated from the highest quality of dental-grade porcelain to recreate the natural translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Since porcelain reflects light in much the same way as dental enamel, veneers produce a vibrant, flawless, and naturally beautiful-looking smile.
From preparation to taking an impression and placement, the entire process of getting dental veneers only takes a few visits. Furthermore, even though a veneer is fragile to handle before placement in the mouth, once it gets bonded to the underlying tooth, it becomes quite strong and durable. With proper oral hygiene and care, you can maintain your new veneers for many years to come.
At the office of PresiDental Care, your top rated dentist in Manhattan and Queens, NYC, we successfully combine the art and science of dentistry to create healthy, beautiful smiles. We’ve helped many patients enhance the look of their smiles and feel confident we can do the same for you.
Veneers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. On average, veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, but this can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits, diet, lifestyle choices, and wear and tear. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings, along with good oral hygiene practices, can help extend the lifespan of veneers.
Veneers are typically resistant to staining and discoloration, as they are made of durable materials that are resistant to pigments in food and beverages. However, over time, veneers can accumulate stains or discoloration at the edges or margins. Unlike natural teeth, veneers cannot be whitened with traditional teeth whitening methods, as the whitening agents do not penetrate the material of the veneers. If you have concerns about the color of your veneers, it's best to consult with your dentist for appropriate treatment options.
The process of getting veneers is typically irreversible, as it involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of the teeth to make room for the veneers. Once the enamel is removed, it cannot be restored, and the teeth will require veneers or some form of dental restoration for protection. It's important to carefully consider the decision to get veneers and consult with your dentist to understand the implications and potential risks involved.
Veneers are made of durable materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, which are resistant to chipping or cracking. However, like natural teeth, veneers can still be susceptible to damage from trauma or excessive forces. If a veneer chips, cracks, or becomes damaged, it may need to be repaired or replaced by a qualified dentist, depending on the extent of the damage. It's important to contact your dentist if you notice any issues with your veneers to determine the appropriate course of action.