Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

  • Posted on: May 31 2013

By now, most patients have heard of porcelain veneers. A minimally-invasive alternative to traditional restoration methods, veneers now represent one of the most popular procedures in the world of cosmetic dentistry. A quick, simple and effective approach, let’s take a quick look at what sorts of cosmetic issues a veneer procedure can address.

Here is a list of some of the most common indications for dental veneers:

  1. Chipped, fractured teeth: Traditionally, when patients were faced with a chipped or fractured tooth, a dental crown was often the only real treatment option. Today, these issues can often be mitigated in a simple veneer procedure.
  2. Permanent discoloration: While surface stains can often be combated in a simple whitening treatment, permanently discolored teeth are often best treated with veneers. Permanent discoloration can occur as a result of taking certain medications or as a result of dental injury.
  3. Worn teeth: Worn teeth are a concern for many patient – particularly those who grind their teeth (bruxism). Veneers work to combat this, restoring an even, uniform smile.
  4. Minor misalignments: While porcelain veneers are not an orthodontic solution, they can often be effective at correcting the appearance of minor gaps and misalignments.

What Can I Expect During My Veneer Procedure?

When patients are exploring veneers for the first time, they will often wonder, “What is the procedure like?” A simple procedure with dramatic results, read on for a brief introduction into this state-of-the-art approach.

Veneer procedures begin with a thorough examination to assess your oral health and candidacy for dental veneers. If you dentist feels that this is a good option for you, he or she will prepare the teeth receiving the veneers, buffing away only a small amount of your natural tooth material.  Your dentist will then take a dental impression, which is used to fabricate your custom veneers. Once your veneers return from the lab, they will be checked for color, size and fit, and then securely bonded into place. The result is a beautiful smile that can last for years and years to come!

Porcelain Veneers in New York

Think porcelain veneers might be right for you?  Contact us today and schedule a consultation.  We have nine locations and twelve affiliate locations throughout the New York metropolitan area including the Bronx, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Midtown Manhattan, Yonkers, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Port Jefferson Station and Ronkonkoma.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

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