Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It speaks to your personality and approachability, so you want it to look great! At Mayer Dental Care in New York City, Wendy Mayer, DDS, creates custom veneers to give you the flawless smile of your dreams without complicated or expensive operations. To learn more about veneers and how they can improve the look of your smile, call the Midtown West clinic or book your appointment online today.
Veneers are like masks for your teeth: They’re small caps that attach to the front of your teeth to correct flaws and make them look pristine. Veneers are thin enough to keep your teeth looking natural but durable enough to allow you to bite down as you normally would.
Veneers can be made of porcelain or a mixture of plastic and glass called composite resin. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and look slightly more like your natural teeth. They’re also stronger and tend to last longer. However, they’re significantly more expensive.
Your smile may have flaws. From your teeth’s natural shape to damage and decay, you can fix many cosmetic imperfections in your smile with veneers. They can cover:
No matter what part of your smile draws your eyes and makes you self-conscious, you can correct it with a custom veneer that looks natural.
It’s important to note veneers are cosmetic fixes only and don’t fix structural issues or treat oral conditions.
There are three steps to getting your veneers. First, the team at Mayer Dental Care evaluates your teeth and asks about the flaws you want to cover the most. They’ll tell you about the procedure in full detail and decides whether or not it’s your best option.
The next step is to prepare your tooth to have the veneer bonded to it. Your doctor applies a numbing gel to your tooth and removes some of the enamel from the front of it to create space for the veneer.
They then make an impression of your tooth to make a veneer that fits. In the coming weeks, your veneer is created in a laboratory using the impression of your tooth.
The final part of the procedure is the bonding. At this appointment, your doctor places the veneer on your tooth to make sure it fits. If it needs to be trimmed, your doctor shapes it to make it look as natural as possible.
Your doctor cleans and polishes your tooth before cementing the veneer to the surface and dries it with an intense light. Once the veneer is on, you may need to come back for a follow-up appointment so she can make sure the veneer is staying in place.
If your teeth are discolored, misshapen, or other flaws are making you feel self-conscious, call or book your consultation online at Mayer Dental Care to learn more about veneers.