5 Reasons to Consider Veneers

Your teeth, by us.

If your teeth are healthy, but you’re not happy with how they look, veneers might be a good option for you. At New Century Smile, Dr. George Manthas and Dr. Nam Phan are happy to discuss your options and provide more information about how veneers could work for your particular issue. 


There are lots of good reasons to consider veneers. Here are five of them. 

1. We custom-make veneers to fit your mouth

Veneers are very thin, shell-like pieces of material that bond to the front of your natural teeth. When you come to New Century Smile, you get custom-fitted veneers that are colored and sized exactly to fit your mouth. 


If you decide to get veneers, be prepared for a multi-appointment process. First, your dentist makes sure your teeth are healthy and that veneers are suitable for you. Next, your teeth must be prepared for veneers. Veneers are bonded to your natural teeth, and sometimes that means removing some of your natural enamel. Then, we take impressions of your teeth in order to make the veneers. 


To some degree the preparation depends on what type of veneers you choose. We suggest Lumineers®, which are very thin, made of porcelain, and require less enamel removal than some other types of veneers. 


The next step is making sure your new veneers fit over your teeth properly. This step may take some time, but it’s important for the excellent results you want. The last part of the process is bonding the veneers to your teeth. 


The end result is a smile that’s carefully designed and fitted to your mouth. 

2. Veneers can hide stains

Teeth can become discolored or stained for numerous reasons. Certain foods and beverages can stain your teeth, and trauma can cause discoloration, as can smoking and simply aging. 


Regardless of the reason, you probably don’t like the way your teeth look if they’re discolored. Veneers, because they fit over your natural teeth, cover the stains. You get a fresh, bright, clean smile! 


You need to follow careful oral hygiene practices to keep your veneers looking great, of course. Our staff gives you instructions on how to best care for your new smile. 

3. Broken or chipped teeth? No problem

Veneers can also mask broken or chipped teeth. Your dentist first makes sure it’s safe to put a veneer over your tooth, but veneers are an excellent way to correct the appearance of broken or chipped teeth as well as protect them from decay. 

4. Veneers hide misshapen teeth and make spaces disappear

Do you have one weird tooth that you hate? Is there a gap between your teeth that makes you feel uncomfortable? Veneers can make both of those issues go away. Because your dentist custom-designs your veneers for your mouth, veneers can be made to mask an oddly shaped tooth or sized just a bit wider than your natural teeth in order to hide a gap. 

5. The self-confidence boost is amazing

Your smile is one of the ways you communicate with the world. If you’re uncomfortable with your smile, people may see you as cold or closed off. 


When you feel good about the way your teeth look, you’re likely to find yourself smiling more and seem friendlier and more open. Regardless of whether you’re working to improve your professional standing, your romantic prospects, or some other aspect of your life, having more confidence is bound to help. 

If you’d like to learn more about veneers and find out if you’re a good candidate for this life-changing cosmetic procedure, book an appointment at New Century Smile. You can request an appointment using our easy online tool, or you’re welcome to call us at 212-752-2212 and we’ll get you scheduled.

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