How Do I Know If Porcelain Veneers Are Right for Me?

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


Oral trauma, genetics, and poor dental hygiene can be extremely wearing on the teeth, taking away from what should be a natural, radiant smile. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York, celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman works with men and women throughout New York City to help meet their unique restorative dental needs. Porcelain veneers are a highly tailored cosmetic solution for concealing gapped, chipped, misshapen, and stained teeth, and revealing a long-lasting, fuller smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are medical-grade shells that custom-fit over the front teeth to cover damaged, misaligned, or discolored teeth. Combined with a strong bonding material, porcelain veneers secure to the teeth for many years and can be used for chewing, speaking, or any other typical oral function. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York, Dr. Veytsman utilizes state-of-the-art technology to design, shape, and color each porcelain veneer to carefully match each patient’s teeth for a fuller, gorgeous smile.

Benefits of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers present individuals with a multitude of aesthetic and functional benefits, including:

  • Stain-resistant, durable material
  • Natural, tooth-colored shells
  • Long-lasting, reliable material for chewing, drinking, and speaking
  • A highly customized fitting experience
  • Fuller, brilliant results
  • Minimal to no downtime

How do I know if porcelain veneers are right for me?

You may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers if you have:

  • Enough surface area on the front teeth to host veneers
  • Stains or discolorations
  • Healthy enamel
  • Gaps, chips, or fractures of the teeth
  • Misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • A “gummy” smile

Dr. Veytsman will evaluate your teeth and assess your dental and medical histories to determine if you can safely receive porcelain veneers. Patients with active oral infections, decay, or gum disease may have to resolve these issues with alternative dental treatments before their porcelain veneers procedure.

What the treatment process is like

Patients attend scheduled appointments at Cosmetic Dental Studios, where Dr. Veytsman will scrape a small amount of enamel from the front teeth and collect dental impressions. Impression results are sent to the laboratory, where the patient’s customized porcelain veneers are developed. In the meantime, the patient is sent home with temporary veneers to cover the exposed teeth. Once the veneers are ready, the patient returns to our clinic, where Dr. Veytsman will bond and cure the new porcelain veneers to the teeth.

Can I eat and drink normally after receiving my porcelain veneers?

Almost immediately after receiving your porcelain veneers, you are permitted to eat and drink relatively normal foods. Patients tend to experience some sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures, which should subside within a few days. Dr. Veytsman may recommend that patients avoid eating hard, chewy, or sticky foods to allow for the porcelain veneers to properly settle into place.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With the proper care and dental hygiene habits, porcelain veneers can potentially last for up to 20 years. Consider applying the following tips to get the most mileage out of your new porcelain veneers:

  • Brush and floss twice daily
  • Regularly utilize mouth rinse to remove tartar
  • Minimize staining foods and products (wine, tea, tobacco, coffee, acidic foods)
  • Avoid sugary foods
  • Eat nutritious meals
  • Attend routine dental checkups and professional cleanings

Learn more about if porcelain veneers are right for you

Attain a fuller, confident smile with highly tailored cosmetic dentistry services, including radiant porcelain veneers. Contact us at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York and schedule a consultation with top celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman today.

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