How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

When you look in the mirror, do you feel disappointed or unhappy with what you see? Maybe your skin is aging or your teeth could use a makeover. Did you know that getting porcelain veneers on your teeth will not only improve your smile, but give you a mini facelift that can make you look years younger? Schedule your appointment with the leading Washington Heights cosmetic dentist to discuss whether porcelain veneers might be a good option for you!

Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

This popular cosmetic procedure is commonly used by celebrities, people who are unhappy with their smile, patients who suffer from severe tooth discoloration, and anyone who wants their smile to look amazing. A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain that fits over your natural teeth. Similar to an artificial fingernail, the veneers are installed tightly against your teeth to reveal a flawless, natural-looking smile. Each veneer is custom made just for you to the right size, shape, and color.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers take three steps:

  • Your first appointment will be a consultation with your Washington Heights cosmetic dentist. At this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your goals, and help you decide which teeth will be treated with porcelain veneers. Your dentist ensure that you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. Finally, your dentist may take some impressions of your teeth to help him or her design an ideal treatment plan for the best results.
  • At your second appointment, the porcelain veneer procedure will begin. This appointment can take a few hours depending on how many veneers you are choosing to get. Your cosmetic dentist will reduce the front surface, edge, and backside of the teeth that are getting veneers to give room to place them while still looking natural. Once your dentist has finished preparing your teeth, they will take impressions or a scan of your teeth to create an exact replica. These models will be sent to our dental laboratory, where your custom porcelain veneers will be created according to what you and your dentist discussed at your appointments. It will take a couple of weeks for the labor to complete your veneers, so you may receive a temporary set to wear in the meantime.
  • Once your custom porcelain veneers are complete, you’ll visit your Washington Heights dental office to have them bonded into place. Your temporary veneers will be removed and the permanent veneers will be carefully installed. If needed, your dentist will make small adjustments to ensure a great fit and beautiful smile before cementing your new veneers to your natural teeth. Once your third appointment is finished, you are ready to go home and enjoy your new smile!

How Can Porcelain Veneers Give Me a Facelift?

Porcelain veneers can be carefully designed to fill out your face, which smooths lines and reduces the appearance of any wrinkles in your face. Your Washington Heights cosmetic dentist will work with you to contour and shape your porcelain veneers so that they lift your cheeks and make your face look fuller, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers

If you’re wondering whether they might be right for you, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers may be a good choice for people whose teeth are:

  • Discolored: deep stains that haven’t responded to other treatments
  • Worn or short: teeth that have always been short or appear worn down
  • Chipped: teeth that are chipped or have a small break that can’t be filled
  • Crooked: misaligned teeth can appear straight to veneers
  • Gapped: small spaces between teeth can be hidden with porcelain veneers

Some people are not a good candidate for porcelain veneers and should discuss alternative procedures with their Washington Heights cosmetic dentist. This includes:

  • Badly broken teeth: Teeth that are badly fractured are weak and may be better protected with a dental crown.
  • Gum disease: If you have serious gum disease, you’ll need to work with your dentist to get it under control before you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
  • Large gaps: If there are large gaps between the teeth, veneers will not fit well or look natural, and there won’t be enough support to keep your veneers in good condition.
  • Missing teeth: When one or more teeth are missing, a dental crown or implant may be a better option to restore your missing tooth.

Get Porcelain Veneers From The Trusted Cosmetic Dentists In Washington Heights

If you’re looking to get a mini facelift and beautiful teeth that you’ll love, schedule your consultation with Esthetix Dental Spa to discuss whether porcelain veneers might be a good option for you. Our cosmetic dentists have extensive experience developing comprehensive cosmetic dental treatment plans to help patients achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile they deserve. We are ready to help you decide if veneers or another cosmetic dental procedure may help you. Call our office today to get started!

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