If you want to redesign your smile, you don’t necessarily need to get a lot of complex dental work. With veneers, Joel Scheir, DDS, and Danielle Scheir, DMD, can improve the appearance of your smile with a quick, easy, and minimally invasive procedure. To learn more, schedule a visit to Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City in New City, New York, by calling the office or booking online today.
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made from porcelain, which look very similar to natural tooth enamel. They’re custom-fit and permanently bonded to your teeth, where they cover up cosmetic imperfections and give you a smile that looks both flawless and natural.
Veneers cover up the entire front side of your visible teeth, effectively hiding cosmetic imperfections, like:
Your dentist can also use veneers to enhance the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. If you have teeth that are too small, too large, crooked, or misshapen, your dentist can use veneers to make your smile more even, symmetrical, and cosmetically appealing.
One of the reasons veneers are so popular is that they’re very easy to administer. Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City can fit you with veneers in just a few easy office visits.
Your first visit is a consultation, during which time you and your dentist discuss your cosmetic goals and what you hope to achieve with veneers. Your dentist guides you through selecting a size and shape for your veneers that best complements your facial features, but it’s important to have a strong sense of what you want out of your new smile. Some patients like to bring in pictures of smiles they admire to serve as a visual reference.
The next step is to prepare your teeth for your veneers. Your dentist removes a very thin layer of enamel from the front side of your teeth in order to make room for the veneers. Because the veneers are so thin, your dentist only removes a minimal amount of enamel. Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist takes an impression, sends it to a lab for fabrication, and fits you with temporary veneers.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you come back for another visit. Your dentist places your veneers on your teeth, ensures they fit comfortably and look great, then uses dental cement to permanently bond them to your teeth.
Your veneers don’t require any sort of special care. If you brush and floss as normal and maintain regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist, your veneers will last a very long time. You need to be slightly more careful with your veneers when it comes to biting down on hard objects, though, like ice or your fingernails. Veneers are more prone to chip or crack than your natural teeth are, so be sure to exercise more caution with them.
Find out more about how veneers can improve your smile and schedule a consultation with Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City by calling the office or booking online today.