Are Veneers a Permanent Dental Treatment?

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


One of the best ways to improve the quality of your smile is with porcelain veneers. Chips, cracks, worn edges, or stains all can contribute to a less than desirable smile. However, with cosmetic dentistry, smile flaws can be transformed into a smile you’ve always dreamt of. Dr. Victoria Veytsman of Cosmetic Dental Studios has helped countless New Yorkers to achieve a smile that they love. Porcelain veneers create a custom smile result for patients. Our professional team has found that almost every smile concern can be resolved with the use of porcelain veneers.

What veneers can correct

Porcelain veneers are tooth restorations that cover the front of the enamel and offer a natural-looking and near-perfect smile. Dr. Veytsman has been highly effective at helping her patients at her Midtown Manhattan office to hide many imperfections including:

  • Minor gaps between front teeth

  • Worn enamel edges

  • Misshapen teeth

  • Short or narrow teeth

  • Stained, discolored, or yellow teeth

  • Slight overlapping or crooked teeth

The veneers process

Porcelain veneers are usually completed in just two visits at Cosmetic Dental Studios. Our state-of-the-art facility located in Midtown Manhattan offers a comfortable environment for our patients to feel comfortable during their cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. Veytsman only uses the finest porcelain material for her porcelain veneers.

These veneers are custom made to fit the surface of each patient’s teeth for a natural-looking restoration option. These veneers are made to be translucent to look like natural teeth. Dr. Veytsman can also apply partial veneers on one or more teeth too. She will make an impression of each patient’s teeth, which is sent to a dental laboratory.

While waiting for custom veneers to come in, she will cover your teeth with temporary veneers. Once your custom-made veneers are ready, your temporaries are removed. Next, some of the enamel is etched away to allow for your permanent set of porcelain veneers to adhere better. Minor adjustments may be required for optimal results. With proper care and regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings at our New York City, NY office, your veneers can last for 10 years or longer.

Are veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are not considered permanent as they will likely have to be replaced at some time. However, with proper care, they can last for decades. Some patients who are the most diligent at at-home hygiene never have to replace them. While they are not permanent, they are irreversible. This is because some of your natural teeth must be filed down to make room for the veneers. Once this enamel is filed down, it won’t grow back, meaning you always will need veneers or crowns on those teeth.

Aftercare tips for veneers

You may feel sensitive to hot and cold temperatures for a few days because of the removal of the natural enamel. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Veytsman about a week after your veneers are placed ensures that your mouth is responding well. During regular dental cleanings, our professional team can polish your veneers with a special, non-abrasive paste in order to keep them in their best condition.

Long-term care for veneers

A regular oral hygiene routine allows your veneers to be cared for in the same way your natural enamel is. These restorations should be brushed and flossed daily to keep them free from plaque. Be sure to minimize coffee and tea use as well as other staining beverages and food. While veneers are widely known for resisting these stains, it prevents any chance of your veneers looking less than white at bay.

Maintaining a regular dental exam and cleaning routine is important, too. Our team at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City recommends dental cleanings every six months and annual dental exams. For our patients who have a habit of clenching or grinding their teeth, a custom night guard will protect your porcelain veneers against wear and chips.

Are porcelain veneers a viable cosmetic dentistry option for your smile?

Improving the appearance of your smile will increase your overall self-confidence. This can be achieved with the help of porcelain veneers. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Victoria Veytsman examines her patients’ teeth in order to determine whether they are a viable candidate for veneers at her New York City office. If you’re unhappy with your smile and looking for cosmetic dentistry options to improve it, contact our caring and professional team today to schedule a consultation about veneers.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.