As we age, our teeth begin showing signs of wear and tear such as cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. These imperfections can make us feel anxious about showing our teeth and maybe we don’t smile as often as we should. You may feel overwhelmed when you look at your smile in the mirror, seeing many different issues.
Dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Manhattan dentist Dr. Brad Gorsky can refresh the appearance of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth, effectively giving your smile a “face lift” on your smile. Porcelain dental veneers can be used to reduce large gaps between your teeth, lengthen or reshape teeth or even to whiten yellowed or stained teeth. Or if your teeth are chipped, dented or are showing signs of wear, veneers can defend against further damage while also providing a natural-looking, refreshed appearance for them.
Eating foods and drinking beverages with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage and stain your enamel, causing tooth sensitivity or discoloration. You may be considering having your teeth whitened with a professional teeth whitening treatment at your dental office. However, if you have multiple issues with your smile, dental veneers may be the right option for you to deal with them all at once.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers can be a single, simple and affordable solution rather than undergoing extended orthodontic treatment or having multiple complicated procedures. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for your mouth and then cemented to your existing teeth, so yours are designed to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Gorsky after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are simply adhered to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers, your smile will still be your own, just covered with a fresh-looking, protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be a viable option at this time. For example, people who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to discuss treatment of this condition before veneers are placed to avoid damaging them. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure without sedation or pain management medication as the removal of enamel can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, once these issues have been addressed, most patients can benefit from porcelain veneers.
Dental Veneers In Manhattan
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gorsky and his dental care team. Call 212.235.1769 or schedule a consultation online today.