Cracks, gaps, discoloration, and other aesthetic imperfections can make you feel self-conscious and less likely to smile and laugh in front of others. Porcelain dental veneers are one of the few options at our dentistry center that can instantly conceal various imperfections.
Our doctors Irene and Alexander Bokser skillfully use porcelain veneers to give you the even white teeth and smile you’ve always dreamed of. Make an appointment today at our dental center to see if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
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Porcelain Veneers can provide you with straighter, whiter teeth and are amongst the most popular treatments on the dental market.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers teeth are designed from thin slices of a material that gives your teeth the color you’re looking to achieve. They have the ability to turn unattractive, yellowing teeth into a whiter, natural hue to complete your smile makeover in our dental office.
Dental veneers are applied onto the surface of your teeth with long-lasting cement. The ultraviolet light then hardens the cement. It’s an easy and painless procedure when performed by our top-rated dentist.
Getting veneers teeth requires a simple office visit. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, about 89 percent of those seeking any kind of dental work do so to improve their appearance, while only 54 percent visit a dentist to improve their dental health. Like you, however, many see a dentist to get the best of both.
What Are the Reasons to Get Dental Veneers?
Teeth whitening doesn’t always provide the results you want. In that case, veneers just may be your best bet to get the whitest teeth. Dental veneers also can be useful as restorative alternatives to treat dental problems that include:
Broken, chipped or fractured teeth
Damaged or spotty tooth enamel
Weakened teeth from gum disease
Crooked or misaligned teeth
Unevenly sized teeth
Unsightly gaps between teeth that bother you
Veneers are also much less expensive than bonding or crowns and, unlike orthodontic treatments, can provide an instant, straight smile.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a non-surgical solution to problems including:
cracked or chipped teeth
Veneers can provide you with the color and efficiency that you are seeking and make eating and talking easier. Moreover, it is usually incredibly difficult to tell the difference between veneers and your natural teeth. Veneers are also stain-proof, allowing you to eat or drink just about anything. You can maintain your veneers in the same way you would treat your normal teeth.
The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers
After a consultation at our dental center, giving you a full understanding of the process, why each stage needs to occur and deciding that veneers are right for you, we can add the veneers. Our dentists Dr. Alexander and Dr. Irene will then create a wax model of your smile to show you how your teeth will look like. We usually need to scrape off a tiny amount of the existing tooth surface to ensure the veneer fits properly. This provides the right aesthetics whilst giving the tooth its function back.
The process for getting porcelain veneers usually takes around three months and you will normally be given temporary veneers. The temporary veneers will give you an insight into how the end result will look and feel and gives us the chance to make adjustments if needed before the permanent porcelain veneers are fitted. Once this period is over, you can expect to have bite function fully restored. The process cannot be reversed once the permanent veneers are in place.
Our dental specialists will need to use a gel to roughen up the tooth surface and make the bonding process more efficient. We use a light wand to send heat through the veneer to the bonding agent and remove moisture to speed up bonding before eliminating any excess cement and polishing the veneer.
What Are The Alternatives to Veneers?
If you need more extensive dental treatment, you may not be able to get veneers, at least not right away. Your dentist may recommend alternatives to veneers that may give you the same, if not better, results. Alternatives to veneers that may work well for you include:
Depending on your geographic location, the cost of treatment per tooth can range from $500 to $1,100 or more. A smile makeover for upper teeth usually involves four veneers, so you can expect to pay from $2,000 to $4,500. Before receiving your permanent smile makeover in Astoria, you may need temporary veneers that can be installed at an additional cost.
How Effective Are Porcelain Veneers?
The material from which the porcelain veneers are made is very thin. As a result, you receive a natural-looking restoration and an improved aesthetic appearance. The placement requires minimal tooth preparation, which allows enamel to be preserved. Unlike composite material, porcelain provides greater bonding strength to the tooth enamel. Another reason why dental porcelain laminates are effective is the predictable longevity of the treatment. According to a study published on NCBI, the average lifespan of porcelain veneers ranges from 5 to 20 years, while composites veneers generally last up to 5 years.
Veneers are suitable for anyone with slight gaps in their teeth, or cracked, chipped and stained teeth. We have provided adults of all ages with veneers in the past. A number of A-list celebrities have invested in veneers but this does not mean that our solutions are out of your price range. Contact us today to find out if porcelain veneers is a good option for you.
Schedule Your Appointment at
Astoria: (718) 274-2749 or Bayside: (718) 274-2749