Veneers in Manhattan
Feel unsure of yourself when you smile? That’s terrible! Your smile should be a way for you to confidently communicate with the world. It should make you feel good about yourself and others too! If you hide your smile, you may want to consider talking to Manhattan dentist Dr. Chavez about whether veneers are right for you.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers allow you to cosmetically alter your teeth for a more beautiful smile. They are natural-looking porcelain coverings that are wafer-thin and attach to the front of your teeth. They correct imperfections such as:
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are worn down or shorter-than-average
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Discoloration or stains
Veneers are undetectable and give the appearance of a ‘perfect’ natural smile — perfect, for you, that is. Veneers are not one-size-fits-all. Teeth are very personal. They should work with your face structure and compliment your features. You want people to notice you have a nice smile because your eyes light up and your face is in harmony, not be shocked by your glow-in-the-dark white teeth.
Getting Veneers: The Blue Line Dental Process
Getting veneers at Blue Line Dental in Manhattan takes multiple visits. Your smile is too important to rush. We do the essential things all offices do, like taking impressions and photos, making a mold, etc. Where we differ, though, from many dentists is that we involve our patients in the process. Once the wax-up is ready, our patients place the wax model into their mouths to see how their proposed smile will look. That’s when we start asking questions:
- Are you happy with how this looks?
- Could it be improved?
- What changes would you make?
- Are you satisfied with the length of your new teeth?
- Does it feel comfortable?
Once we get all of your feedback, then we move forward.
When your custom veneers are ready, we give your teeth a thorough cleaning to eradicate all bacteria before placing the veneers. Once your teeth are cleaned, we use a grinding tool on all teeth receiving veneers. Next, we apply dental cement and install the veneers. Finally, Dr. Chavez shines an ultraviolet light on your new veneers to bond them to your teeth.
Case Study #1
Oftentimes patients will think that the transformation must be huge in order to be beneficial. This is not always the case. This patient presented with older composite fillings on her lateral incisors. The patient was not happy with how they have become discolored. Two veneers were completed. Beautiful outcomes with conservative treatments!
Case Study #2
This patient had wear on the facial surfaces of #8 and 9 due to a history of eating acidic fruits like pomegranates. The acidity of the fruit wore aware the enamel and created a visible defect. Two veneers were placed and the teeth were restored to their original beauty.
Why Choose Our Manhattan office for Your Veneers?
At Blue Line Dental, we take a very personal approach to your smile. Getting the right veneers to flatter your facial structure is both art and science. Of course, they need to be skillfully and safely done, but they also need to fit and compliment the rest of your features. Dr. Chavez in Manhattan takes the time to make sure that both he and you will be happy with the result.
Dr. Steven Chavez has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and his skill has made him one of the top dentists in New York City. Make an appointment now to discuss if veneers are right for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Veneers?
Versatile – Porcelain veneers can treat so many different cosmetic issues with your smile. Whether you want to permanently whiten your teeth, cover up damage to your enamel, hide minor misalignments and gaps, or completely change the shape and size of your teeth, veneers can perform all of these solutions with ease.
Long-Lasting – Unlike other cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening or dental bonding, veneers offer a more permanent solution to your smile aesthetic goals. Veneers last for up to 15 years before needing to be replaced and they’re a permanent commitment because you need to keep your filed-down enamel covered.
This means you can enjoy the benefits of cosmetic dentistry for much longer. Teeth whitening only lasts for 6 months to 3 years and dental bonding only lasts for 3 to 10 years.
Look Natural – Veneers are crafted with ultra precision and attention to detail so that they look and feel just like natural teeth. Using a shade guide, your veneers are matched to the shade of your natural teeth or we can cover all of the visible teeth with veneers and you can go as light as you desire.
A small amount of your enamel is trimmed from your tooth so the veneers seamlessly blend in with the other teeth without sticking out. Then, using impressions from your prepared teeth, we craft tailor-made veneers that perfectly fit over your bite while achieving all of your cosmetic goals in size, shape, and shade.
Stain-Resistant – Another great thing about porcelain veneers is that they’re made of stain-resistant materials! This means they’re harder to stain than your natural teeth, which will keep their white appearance intact over the long term.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
How long your veneers will last depends on a few factors, such as:
- The material
- Their location
- Wear and tear
- Oral hygiene
On average, porcelain veneers, which are made of more durable materials, last for 10 to 15 years, though there are many documented cases of these veneers lasting for much longer than this. Veneers can also be made of composite resin which doesn’t require as much preparation of the teeth.
These are less durable, aren’t stain-resistant, and are more prone to damage which reduces their lifespan. On average, composite veneers last for 4 to 8 years. To get the most out of your veneers and prevent premature replacement, you need to brush and floss your teeth every day, go to regular dental cleanings, and prevent wear and tear and staining.
Even porcelain veneers can become stained over time if you consistently smoke and consume a lot of staining foods and drinks. Try not to chew on too many hard or sticky foods, because these can chip your veneers. Mouthguards should be worn if you have bruxism or play sports.
Am I A Good Candidate For Veneers?
Dr. Chavez will determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers by examining your teeth to rule out oral health problems and other severe dental problems like extensive damage or orthodontic issues.
As long as you have healthy teeth and want to improve the appearance of your smile, then veneers are a great option for you. Contact us at Blue Line Dental today to schedule a consultation.
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