Veneers In Queens, NY
Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which a thin layer of porcelain or composite material is placed over the outside of the tooth. They are used to improve esthetics or help with tooth damage. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. Because of that, the direct technique is usually referred to as bonding. The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. The veneers are back from the laboratory after two or three weeks. The temporaries are removed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are esthetically pleasing.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less of the tooth material has to be removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are not recommended for patients who have large fillings or little tooth structure.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile without having to wear braces. If you have a chipped tooth, a discolored tooth or simply have enamel issues, this is a great choice. Porcelain veneers look amazing and can really straighten out a crooked smile in the matter of a few hours. As a dentist in Queens, we see many patients that just want to have the bright amazing smile and don’t want all the fuss of braces. This is why we offer porcelain veneers as well as Invisalign as some options.
As a dentists, we are proud to offer Invisalign as an alternative to braces. These are small trays that you wear on your teeth that are similar to that of a retainer. They are switched out in time to straighten out crooked teeth.