Our top Manhattan dentist applies veneers to the front of his patients' teeth in order to improve teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. They resist stains and reflect light in the same way that your real teeth do.
Porcelain veneers are applied to the front of your teeth by a cosmetic dentist in order to improve teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front side of teeth to change the color, shape, size, or length of a tooth. They do an excellent job of resisting stains and reflecting light similarly to how your own teeth reflect light. Porcelain veneers last 5 to 10 years before they need to be replaced.
Our dentist would suggest porcelain veneers to improve teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped, or broken. They can also be used to fix teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped. Porcelain veneers can be applied by a cosmetic dentist to close gaps between teeth as well.
You will sit down with the dentist to explain how you expect your teeth to look at the end of this process. The dentist will explain to you what your options are and if dental veneers are appropriate for you. He may take X-rays and make an impression of your teeth. The dentist will prepare your tooth for its veneer by removing a small portion of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make room for it. There may be a need for local anesthesia while this is being done. He will then make a model of your tooth which will be sent to a dental laboratory.
Your veneer will be constructed there and once the dentist receives it, he will make sure that your veneers are the correct fit and color. The dentist will fix the veneer until it has the proper fit and appearance. Next your teeth will be cleaned and polished and the veneer will be placed onto your tooth using special cement. A light will be held over your tooth to quickly harden the cement. Finally, the dentist will remove excess cement and check your occlusion. You will leave our office with a brand new smile and return for a follow-up in order to check that everything is still well.