Great Neck, NY Dentist For Veneers
Do you want porcelain veneers because you are tired of bonding, and re-bonding your teeth? You want something a little bit more permanent, so you can live your daily life without worrying about the bonded teeth chipping off.
Porcelain veneers or laminates are a wafer- thin shell that are bonded onto the front side of your teeth. This creates a very natural and beautiful cosmetic improvement for your teeth. Whether you are unhappy with discolored, worn, chipped, misaligned teeth, or just do not like the size and shape of your teeth, porcelain laminate veneers may be the answer.
Dr. Eliot Heisler of Elite Dental Spa discusses the advantages
of veneers in further detail below.
Veneer Services in Great Neck, NY
Our teeth are as unique as a fingerprint or signature. Everything from the shape, color, texture, and alignment contribute to the overall appearance of our smile. Fixing imperfections like small chips and cracks, and reshaping the size and shape of a tooth (while preserving the look, feel, and structure of the natural teeth) requires a great degree of skill and precision.
Made of a thin layer of porcelain, veneers from your Great Neck, NY dentist are designed to replicate the properties of a tooth's natural surface. It doesn’t matter if your front teeth are too small, darkly discolored, chipped, or broken. Veneers can make them all look the same—white, smooth, healthy, and evenly shaped. You might feel like some kind of miracle has been performed when you look at your smile after your treatment is finished.
While factors like microesthetics, macroesthetics, and teeth
angulation are mostly things we are born with and have previously
had little control over, modern technology and cosmetic dentistry
have made it possible for people from all walks of life to achieve
their best smiles - regardless of genetics, accidents, or past
coffee and red wine consumption!
A Relatively Simple Cosmetic Treatment
Compared to getting braces, which could take years to give you
acceptable results, veneers are a quick and simple way to improve
your smile. One appointment is needed to prepare the tooth and take
an impression, and another is required to perform the bonding
procedure. Expect the treatment to be completed in a few weeks.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers can improve tooth color, size, and shape for improved symmetry. They can also correct minor spacing and alignment issues. There are plenty of benefits to consider when making the decision to get veneers or not.
Some of the benefits include:
- Veneers can protect your teeth from future damage and staining
- Both the veneers and the bonding cement used are color-matched to look natural with the rest of your smile
- Only a small amount of enamel will need to be removed from each tooth (none in some cases)
- Easy to maintain and care for, requiring the same daily brushing and flossing routine as natural teeth
- Your self-confidence and self-esteem increases after your smile has been enhanced with veneers
Limitations of Porcelain Veneers
There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. Or, if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.