Porcelain veneers can enhance your smile by improving the appearance of front teeth. Veneers, using “instant orthodontics,” can whiten teeth, close spaces in the teeth, and bring you closer to attaining the perfect smile.
Custom made in a lab, veneers are thin porcelain shells applied to cover teeth. The whole process takes just two- three office visits; the first usually consists of taking impressions, while the second is used to prepare the teeth and apply the veneers. We work with a master ceramist to create custom veneers to fit each individual patient’s needs. The first of two appointments necessary to apply veneers begins with one of our NYC dentists taking impressions of your natural teeth.
After the custom veneers are created, there is a second appointment, during which the natural are slightly shaved, in order to compensate for the additional thickness that the veneers will add, ensuring your teeth are the same size they were before. Prior to application, we hold the veneers to the teeth to make sure they are the correct size, shape, and color. The application itself is simple, an etching solution and special light bind the veneers into place, often lasting 10-15 years. If you are hesitant about the process, or just want to know what the finished product may look like, ask us about “trying on” your veneers first using temporary cement!