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Dental veneers can correct several visible and dental health issues. Veneers are extremely thin tooth-colored porcelain shells that cover and protect damaged teeth. Porcelain provides a natural-looking surface. It’s strong, long-lasting and stain-resistant. And these veneers require less tooth enamel to be removed than a crown.
If you hide your teeth with your hand when you smile, you may be a good candidate for dental veneers. Traditional porcelain veneers, the most common, cover and protect your teeth. Porcelain veneers can be a very durable option. Talk to a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan to see if veneers are right for you.
Dr. John Koutsoyiannis is a skilled cosmetic dentist who can help you achieve your goals. At Sohosmile, creating porcelain veneers involves consideration of your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth, gum tissue and lips to develop a customized smile.
Getting porcelain veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure. But besides providing a makeover for your smile, they also deliver some proven health benefits. Veneers protect your teeth from additional damage, saving you the expense of more invasive treatments in the future.
Your decision to add veneers to your teeth is permanent, since some enamel has to be removed to fit the veneers properly. Dr. John can explain the process. The common reasons for getting veneers include:
Whatever your reason for getting veneers, your teeth definitely look better afterward. Whether you simply want to improve your smile or you want to prevent further serious dental issues in the future, porcelain veneers just may be the best choice for you.
Commonly, dental veneers are created using porcelain that’s custom-made to fit onto each tooth. Depending on your individual needs and overall oral health, you may need:
A dental veneer procedure is usually completed in two visits. Your first visit starts with an exam. Your mouth must be healthy to get veneers. You have to wait if you have any dental health issues, such as:
When you’re given a clean bill of health, your SoHo dentist takes x-rays, prepares your teeth and matches the veneer shade to your natural teeth or whatever shade you choose.
Within one to two weeks after your first visit, your veneers are finished. After checking the color and the fit, dental cement is used to bind each veneer to your tooth. Blue spectrum light speeds up the cement’s hardening time. It’s normally a painless procedure that takes about two hours. Once the procedure is completed, your teeth are cleaned.
While risks are low, they are possible. Your dentist could accidentally take too much enamel off a tooth. You could suffer from an inflamed nerve in your tooth, making eating painful. This rare side effect requires a root canal procedure to correct. Minimize your risks by visiting a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. John at Sohosmile to do the procedure.
It may take several days to adjust to your new veneers. Your teeth may have a temporary sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Avoid chewing hard foods until your dentist approves. With proper care, your veneers will last for years.
Since adding veneers is considered a cosmetic procedure, your insurance company typically won’t cover your dental veneers cost. Your insurance policy may cover the cost, however, when veneers or crowns are necessary to treat broken teeth.
For the best dental porcelain veneer results, visit Dr. John at Sohosmile. He’s a specialist with veneers, and Sohosmile is his boutique cosmetic dental practice. His office is in SoHo, but it services all the surrounding neighborhoods, too, such as: