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Considering Veneers? 10 Facts You Should Know Before Transforming Your Smile

One of the most popular and easiest ways to improve your smile is to consider getting veneers. This cosmetic dental treatment consists of attaching an ultra-thin layer of bonded material to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can drastically change your appearance and make you want to smile more! They are an amazing dental solution to remove the appearance of chipped, crooked, or stained teeth, and can even mask gaps and spaces for an even and symmetric smile. There are different types of veneers from high-end porcelain to temporary cosmetic veneer solutions.

The cosmetic dentists at SmilesNY, in New York City, can help you decide the best solution to improve your smile and helping you to feel more confident. Let us give you some helpful information about dental veneers and how this easy dental solution can be the right option for you.

Top 10 facts or reasons why you should consider veneers...

There is no need to feel uncomfortable or continuing to live self-consciously because of teeth that are crooked, chipped or discolored leaving you to hide your smile from the outside world. Veneers are a popular and effective dental solution to covering up any mishaps with your natural teeth and be a life-changing experience for patients wanting to improve their smile. If you are unsure if veneers may be the right option then here are the top 10 facts that could change your mind.

  • When patients throughout the NYC area think about having a full mouth makeover with a procedure like veneers, they often worry what the process will be like. Due to advanced technology, there is little to no anesthesia is required! Usually, the number one reason patients love getting veneers is the process is easy and a lasting way to change their smile that requires no heavy sedation unless a patient requests it due to anxiety or is sensitive about having dental work done.

  • Veneers can easily cover up or correct any misshapen or discolored teeth, or diastemas (gaps between teeth) with a patient’s natural teeth. Veneers have several advantages over other types of tooth restoration, but one of them is that there is a myriad of cosmetic issues they can help.

  • There are different types of veneer options patients can consider depending on their overall cosmetic need and their financial situation. Porcelain, the most popular veneer, is the most expensive but the most durable. It is also known to look the most natural and offers lasting results. They are cosmetically sound and give patients the most transformative improvement to their smile. Other veneer options that cost less are composite, instant, or removable. The professional dentists at SmilesNY in New York City can discuss the best option for you and consider any financial needs you may have.

  • Porcelain veneers may be the most costly but they have the most advantages over other types of veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most durable. They have a texture and translucent color similar to natural tooth enamel. They are also stain resistant and not susceptible to tooth decay. The most important factor is that they have an amazing natural appearance!

  • The process of getting veneers depends on the patients’ needs and how many veneers are necessary to get the end result they desire. A patient can usually expect 1-2 dental visits, outside the onset consultation appointment, especially if custom veneers, such as porcelain, are being made.

  • A small amount of tooth prep is needed to get veneers. With porcelain veneers, a minimal amount of tooth surface (.5mm) is removed to have the veneer custom fit. Due to this factor, a temporary solution for the tooth is not necessary while the veneers are being made (usually takes a week).

Just be cognizant of tooth sensitivity during this waiting period with hot or cold beverages or food. Drink beverages, through a straw, that might stain your natural teeth further since new enamel is exposed till the veneers are in place.

  • If getting porcelain veneers, the 2nd visit to have them inserted may take longer. Again no need for anesthesia unless the patient requested. The veneers are placed on the prepped teeth with a light sensitive resin and hardened by a white light. Leaving patients with instant results!

  • Veneers, especially porcelain, are resistant and strong to most types of foods or diet situations but certain precautions should be taken to preserve your new veneers. Slicing apples rather than biting into one is required as well as not biting into nuts like pistachios or any other hard substances is highly recommended.

  • Are veneers covered by insurance? Typically veneers are not covered by dental insurance since they are considered a cosmetic need rather than a medical necessity. Costs for veneers vary by type and the cosmetic severity of each patient. Some patients may only need a couple of veneers and another patient may need a whole set of veneers to improve their smile. Costs for veneers also vary by dental location or region. The professional staff at SmilesNY can help you determine what you can approximately expect to pay for new veneers during your consultation appointment.

  • Patients typically say, “why didn’t I do this sooner” once they decided to improve their smile with veneers. A simple dental procedure that gives patients big results. Veneers can be the right answer for you!

Your smile is one of the first aspects people notice. You should feel comfortable with it making you want to smile more. If you are struggling with your teeth and cosmetically want to improve them or change something about your smile, then veneers can help. Considering this easy dental procedure can vastly improve how you feel on the inside and make your smile be infectious! If you are considering veneers let our professional staff and dentists at SmilesNY, in New York City, help you decide what you may need. Call or schedule your consultation to get veneers today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.