At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Victoria Veytsman uses porcelain veneers to help her patients in New York City, NY to improve their smile. These thin shells of porcelain adhere directly to the front surface of the teeth. As a cosmetic dentist, she uses veneers to address various dental issues including cracked, broken or chipped teeth, stains or discoloration, and even gaps. Veneers are used to repair minor issues to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile. They are custom-made for each patient to match their natural teeth and can change the size, shape, length, or color of the teeth.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
During a comprehensive dental exam at her Midtown Manhattan office, Dr. Veytsman can assess a patient’s current oral health. Ideal candidates for veneers are those without any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, and who do not clench or grind their teeth. The best patient for porcelain veneers will have sufficient enamel to support this permanent restoration. During a consultation, she will listen to a patient’s goals for their smile and decide if porcelain veneers are the best option for a smile makeover.
Why should I get veneers in New York City, NY?
There are many reasons why New Yorkers choose veneers at Cosmetic Dental Studios, including:
Fix minor aesthetic concerns: Some patients use veneers to repair chips, cracks, or breaks, as well as crooked or gapped teeth. Porcelain veneers can almost instantly repair a smile. They do not change the position of the teeth, just how they look.
Restore enamel: For patients with enamel abrasion or erosion problems, veneers can offer more durability.
Whiten the teeth: While veneers aren’t entirely stain-resistant, they do whiten the teeth. Avoiding foods and beverages that stain will help prevent dark brown lines from forming on the outer edges of your veneers.
How are veneers put on?
Porcelain veneers usually take two separate visits to our Midtown Manhattan dental office. During your first visit, Dr. Veytsman prepares your teeth by shaving off some of your existing enamel. This helps the veneers sit smoothly and also adhere efficiently. A custom set of veneers will address any concerns you have for your smile’s appearances. Impressions of the upper and lower teeth are taken and sent to a dental laboratory. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth for protection until your final restoration is ready. Once your veneers arrive at our Midtown Manhattan office, you will return to have them fitted and placed. Adjustments may be necessary in order to get the best proper fit.
For those with weakened enamel, minimal-prep veneers can be placed with little to no preparation of the teeth. These restorations are made in a dental lab and are bonded directly over the existing teeth. With proper oral hygiene, and regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings, porcelain veneers should last for up to 20 years.
Most patients don’t report pain or discomfort after veneers. This is because the cosmetic dentistry procedure is minimally invasive and does not require incisions. The only preparation needed is minor enamel removal.
Does my insurance company cover veneers?
Typically, insurance companies will not cover veneers in a smile makeover. This is because it is considered an elective procedure and is not deemed medically necessary. Our professional team can work with you to determine if your insurance coverage will cover any part of the costs associated with veneers or other smile makeover procedures you have chosen. We will review all financial obligations with you before you commit to any cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Midtown Manhattan office.
Learn how porcelain veneers can improve your smile
When you’re interested in a smile makeover, or how porcelain veneers can repair your smile, a consultation with Dr. Victoria Veytsman at Cosmetic Dental Studios will provide you with helpful information. During a smile makeover consultation, she can learn more about your smile concerns and your current oral health to decide if you’re a viable candidate for porcelain veneers. To schedule a consultation to discuss porcelain veneers or to learn about a smile makeover with our cosmetic dentist, call our professional team in New York City, NY today.