As the years pass and we get older, our teeth start to naturally show signs of wear and tear. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make us start feeling self-conscious about our smiles. You may see your smile in the mirror and be overwhelmed by all the different issues on display. Maybe you’re dreading all the dental work that you’ll potentially need to have to revitalize your smile you want again. Dental veneers could be an option to address these issues 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, NY dentist Dr. Brad Gorsky can improve the appearance of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Perhaps your tooth enamel is chipped or is showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating and drinking foods and beverages with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can stain and erode your tooth enamel, yellowing teeth and sometimes causing sensitivity. Digestion starts in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth as well as our stomachs, some more than others. Some patients may consider having their teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be a better option for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and attached on top of your existing teeth, so Dr. Gorsky can design yours 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 which allows them to feel natural in your mouth on top of your existing teeth. Then they are simply adhered to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be viable at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Gorsky about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive tooth enamel may not want to undergo the procedure until this issue is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from the revitalized smile veneers can provide.
Dental Veneers In Manhattan and Larchmont, NY
If you want to see if porcelain veneers are right for your dental goals, trust Dr. Gorsky to help you keep your smile happy and healthy. visit one of our two dental offices in Larchmont and the Manhattan area. His practice is conveniently located just a short walk from the 4, 5, 6, E, M, N, Q and R subway lines. For a consultation with Dr. Gorsky about any other dental concern, please call 212-235-1769 or request an appointment online today!