Do you feel as though your tired smile could use a boost as far as the way it looks? If so, dental veneers can help you whiten, straighten or even completely overhaul your smile in just a few dental appointments. But how do veneers work? Are veneers right for you? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Dr. Joel Levy with practices in Larchmont and New York City, NY.
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer is a porcelain dental restoration which fits over the surface of a tooth. The veneer hides the tooth’s imperfections, creating a totally new look. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer based on an impression of your mouth taken by your dentist. This ensures the most natural look possible and allows your dentist to design your veneer in such a way it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
What can veneers do for me?
Dental veneers’ main goal is to repair imperfections in your smile. Veneers focus more on the aesthetics of your smile than its functionality, aiming to improve the look of your smile above all else. Some of the main uses for dental veneers include aesthetic dental issues things such as:
- chipped teeth
- yellowed teeth
- discolored teeth
- cracked teeth
- uneven tooth length
- slight misalignments
- slight under or overcrowding issues
Dental Veneers in Larchmont and New York City, NY
A good candidate for dental veneers is in good dental health. Patients should have no signs of existing tooth decay or gum disease. Your dentist will need to resolve these issues before placing veneers. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that veneers are a permanent, irreversible procedure. Patients should also have a strong at-home dental care routine to keep their veneers healthy and clean between bi-annual dental examinations and cleanings.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Levy at one of the locations in Larchmont and New York City, NY. Call (914) 834-9534 to schedule your appointment at the Larchmont location or (212) 986-2287 to schedule your appointment at the New York City location today!