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Find out the many ways in which dental veneers can improve your smile in the long run.
Are you looking for a permanent cosmetic solution that could completely reshape and alter your smile for the better? Are dental imperfections such as chips, discolorations or gaps between teeth keeping you from the smile you want? If you said “yes” our Westchester, NY, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Pike can help you achieve your dream smile with porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are thin, medical-grade shells crafted from porcelain that are bonded to the front of one or more teeth in order to change the shape, color or size of a tooth. Veneers are purely cosmetic; however, they do have the ability to strengthen teeth, too. Each veneer is custom-made to cover a single tooth and often requires some minor tooth preparation before bonding them.
Veneers can pretty much be used to hide a myriad of dental flaws but these are some of the top reasons people turn to our Westchester, NY, cosmetic dentist to get dental veneers,
Everything from smoking cigarettes to eating certain foods can lead to yellow teeth. Of course, many people choose to get professional teeth whitening; however, if you are looking to achieve a permanently whiter smile, or if you have internal stains that can’t be treated with professional whitening then you may want to consider veneers. Veneers are made from stain-resistant porcelain, which means that your smile will be just as white years from now as the first day you get your veneers.
Gaps between teeth
If you have a noticeable gap between your teeth dental veneers often a permanent solution for hiding these gaps without ever needing to wear braces. Once veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth they completely camouflage those visible gaps, as well as slightly crooked and misaligned teeth. So if your smile is just slightly askew or asymmetrical you don’t have to always turn to braces to fix this. Sometimes veneers are all that’s needed.
Chips and cracks
If you have a tooth that is slightly damaged or even misshapen veneers offer a simple and minimally invasive way to hide these imperfections without requiring extensive tooth reshaping and preparation. Our dentist will buff away the damage and then bond a veneer to the front of the tooth. Instantly the chips and cracks are gone.
Teeth grinding and poor hygiene can cause excess wear and tear on tooth enamel. If your teeth are a bit worn porcelain veneers can provide an additional layer of strength and protection to reduce the risk for further damage to tooth enamel.
The Scarsdale Dentist is your premier dental practice, providing full-service dental care to patients of all ages living in and around Westchester and Scarsdale, NY. If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers then call our office at (914) 725-0707.