Your teeth are a major component in the quality of your smile. Any imperfections in the appearance of your teeth, even minor ones, can have a massive impact on the quality of your smile, as well as your confidence. These factors can then affect how others perceive you. At Rockville Centre Dentistry, we can improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws, greatly enhancing the quality of your smile, with veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment designed to effectively cover minor flaws in your teeth, greatly enhancing the beauty of your smile and boosting your confidence. They resemble thin shells in appearance and are made to be bonded to the front surfaces of your visible teeth. In many cases, veneers can completely transform your smile.
Issues Veneers Can Treat
Veneers can be used to treat some different issues, including:
What Materials are Veneers Made From?
Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. Both of these materials are tooth-colored, allowing them to blend in with the rest of your smile. Both materials are also biocompatible, meaning that they will not irritate your gums. Porcelain, however, provides a much more natural appearance. Porcelain can be stained and finished to match the exact color of your tooth enamel. It also reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also stronger than composite resin. Where composite resin can last 7 to 10 years, porcelain can last 15 years or more.
Why Get Veneers?
Veneers provide some significant benefits. These include:
Improving the Appearance of Your Smile
Placing your veneers requires two appointments. During your first appointment, we prepare the teeth and take impressions. Preparing your teeth is a process that is done under local anesthetic and involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of each tooth. This is necessary to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably and naturally into place in your mouth and do not look out of place or feel bulky. After removing the enamel, impressions are taken and sent to our dental lab.
At the lab, your impressions are used to design and create your custom veneers. This can take up to two weeks to complete. Your second appointment occurs once your veneers have been completed and sent back to our office. We check them to ensure proper fit, comfort, and that they blend in with the rest of your teeth. If everything looks and feels good, the veneers are bonded into place.
Veneers can completely transform the appearance of your teeth, greatly enhancing the beauty of your smile. Call Rockville Centre Dentistry today at (516) 678-0100 to schedule your consultation and find out if veneers are right for you.