Veneers are an effective and popular solution for many cosmetic dental concerns. At New Century Smile in Midtown East, Manhattan, George Manthas, DDS, and his team help patients rejuvenate their smiles with custom made veneers. To find out if veneers are right for you, call the New York City office to book an appointment today.
What are veneers?
Veneers are custom made coverings that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Veneers are designed to improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth and can address many common cosmetic concerns like discolored, chipped, and misshapen teeth.
Veneers are used to address gaps and excess space between your teeth, helping you improve the overall appearance of your smile. Veneers offer you a permanent solution to a wide range of common cosmetic dental concerns.
What are Lumineers®?
Lumineers are an effective solution to restoring your smile. Lumineers are ultra-thin tooth coverings made from tooth-colored porcelain. Because of their design, Lumineers can be successfully placed with minimal alterations to your natural tooth.
This advantage is significant for patients weary of traditional veneers, which typically require a considerable amount of tooth enamel to be removed before their placement. Lumineers are a less invasive alternative to traditional veneers.
How are veneers placed?
The process of getting veneers requires multiple visits. During your first appointment, you undergo a physical examination and discuss your smile goals with your dentist. Not all cosmetic concerns can be addressed with veneers, but New Century Smile helps you determine the right solution for you.
During your second appointment, the team prepares your teeth for the placement of the veneers. Your dentist removes a small portion of your enamel. Lumineers are ultra-thin so that they can be placed with minimal alterations to your natural tooth.
Next, impressions are taken of your teeth so your custom veneers can be developed. Once they come back from the dental lab, your dentist applies the veneers and makes any last-minute adjustments before cementing them to the surface of your teeth.
Although veneers have the appearance of natural teeth, they don’t have the same strength. To maintain your veneers and avoid cracks and other damage, be careful not to eat foods that are too hard. Veneers also need to be managed like natural teeth, including brushing and flossing at least twice per day.
Routine dentist visits help identify any complications with your veneers as well as any need for replacement. To speak with the team about restoring your smile with veneers, call New Century Smile today.