Veneers are made of fine dental porcelain and are bonded directly to the tooth surface to create a unique smile makeover for our patients. They are custom-made for each individual patient to mask aesthetic flaws like chips, cracks, small gaps, and other imperfections that can make your teeth look unattractive. They can also be used to lengthen worn-down teeth to make your smile more attractive.
Getting a porcelain veneer placed usually requires two visits to the dentist’s office. In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by first removing a tiny amount of enamel to make room for them. Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send those impressions to a dental laboratory where a skilled technician will fabricate your custom-fitted veneers. At the second appointment, your dentist will place the finished veneers onto your teeth to check their fit and color. If everything looks good to you, then your dentist will be able to adhere your veneers permanently to your teeth using a special hardened resin.
You can expect your new veneers to last between 10 and 15 years with proper maintenance. To keep your smile healthy and bright for as long as possible, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once a day. Professional cleanings are also necessary at least twice a year to keep your smile sparkling in between visits!
These are just a few of the many reasons why many patients opt for porcelain veneers. If you are interested in achieving your perfect smile, find out if porcelain veneers are right for you at Creative Dental of Queens.
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and may last for a long time with proper care. Caring for your porcelain veneers is very simple. Simply brush twice per day and floss daily. Avoid biting your nails or chewing on ice or other hard objects that could chip your veneers. You should also be mindful that you clench and grind your teeth while you sleep. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night, we may suggest a nightguard to protect your teeth from damage.
To learn more about maintaining your oral health, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.