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Veneers can improve more than just your teeth—they can also improve the way you look at yourself and how you feel about yourself. After professional teeth whitening and bonding, veneers are the third most popular cosmetic treatment demanded in dentist offices according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Take the time to visit with dentist Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio, in Midtown Manhattan, NY to find out if you’re a good candidate for bright, new, white porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is an outer covering that lays on top of another surface, hiding unsightly imperfections. This concept is used in dental applications to beautify the smile—a wafer-like veneer is placed atop each of the front teeth to hide marks, stains, scratches, chips, and ridges. Though they are translucent and thin, veneers also do a fine job of hiding teeth that are ill-sized and poorly shaped.
Veneers Improve Your Smile
It doesn’t matter how unattractive your teeth currently look when you smile—a set of veneers can make them look a lot better for an extended period of time. Some veneer installations last as long as 10 years. If you want a perfect smile that resembles that of your favorite Hollywood star, you’ll likely need veneers to achieve that look. Though veneers only cover the front surfaces of the teeth, they are very durable.
Is This the Right Solution for You?
Your Midtown Manhattan, NY dentist may suggest multiple ways that your smile can be improved, but porcelain veneers will almost always provide the best results. If your teeth are discolored at the inner layers, too small, or poorly shaped, veneers may be the right solution. Your dentist must also determine that your front teeth are in good health (free from dental or gum disease) before veneers can be placed.
It's Time to Reveal Your New Smile
You don’t have to wait very long to see a completely renewed smile when you choose porcelain veneers. Call (212) 588-1809 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio, in Midtown Manhattan, NY.
If you could have your very best smile, what would it look like? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most people want the whitest teeth possible. At New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, your dentist, Dr. Brandon Huang, makes those smile dreams come true with professional teeth whitening services. Given your choice of lightning-quick in-office whitening, or more gradual at-home treatments, you can enjoy a bright smile that gets noticed.
How dental stains develop
Tooth enamel becomes stained from the inside out (intrinsic stains) or from the outside in (extrinsic stains). Oral injury and some pharmaceuticals (such as tetracyline and chemotherapy) are responsible for those intrinsic and exceptionally stubborn stains.
Conversely, extrinsic stains are truly just surface discolorations as organic matter becomes caught in the enamel, the outermost layer of your tooth structure. These discolorations come from tobacco and darkly pigmented foods and beverages--blueberries and coffee as notable examples. Tobacco---either smokeless or cigarettes and cigars--darken tooth enamel as well. Poor oral hygiene worsens these stains.
How professional whitening helps
If your teeth and gums are healthy (no gum disease or decay), you're probably a candidate for Philips Zoom! whitening with Dr. Brandon Huang. He'll confirm that with a careful oral examination and the offer you the choice of the in-office or at-home version.
Also, you should know that either version of professional whitening protects you from the dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity many people experience with retail whitening systems, says the American Dental Association. So, a trip to see your dentist in Midtown Manhattan is well worth it.
Let's say you choose in-office whitening. First, your hygienist will clean and polish your teeth. Then, Dr. Huang will protect your gums and lips with a plastic dam and apply the Philips Zoom! whitening varnish. Depending on the version you choose, the light-activated whitening varnish will produce dramatic results in as little as half an hour. Another in-office version takes 45 minutes. Either way, your teeth will lighten up to eight shades brighter.
Results with at-home whitening are similar. You apply the whitening agent via custom-fitted trays. Wearing them for a specified amount of time for up to two weeks, you'll get a whiter smile in the privacy of your own home.
Your teeth will stay white
Just be careful with your brushing and flossing habits, and see Dr. Huang every six months for exams, cleanings and whitening touch-ups as needed. Avoid tobacco, and reduce your intake of staining dietary choices, too.
Find out more
Philips whitening and you. They can be an unbeatable combination. Why not contact New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY for your personal evaluation by your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brandon Huang? Call (212) 588-1809.
You give so much to others. You work, serve your family and are kind to friends and neighbors. The appearance your smile, however, weighs heavily on you. Yes, your teeth are healthy, but they don't look it. Dark stains and cracks mask the vibrant you inside. Why not give yourself something wonderful--a smile you can truly love? At New York Dental Studio, Dr. Brandon Huang uses his artistic and finely-honed dental skills to create smiles that express an individual's true self. Porcelain veneers in Midtown Manhattan, NY are one of his cosmetic treatments that change smiles and lives.
What are porcelain veneers?
Also called dental laminates, porcelain veneers refinish flawed enamel by covering the front side of teeth with natural-looking ceramic. Custom-made at a trusted area dental lab, veneers are tooth-shaped, tooth-colored and permanently placed to rejuvenate smile aesthetics.
How does the process work? First, book a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Huang. He'll examine your teeth and gums, take some X-rays to ensure your mouth is free of decay and gum disease. This information will help him craft a detailed treatment plan. Also, you will discuss how you wish to improve your smile. So be sure to think specifically about this before your consultation.
The treatment itself is comfortable. Dr. Huang will gently remove about 1/2 mm of enamel from each tooth receiving a porcelain veneer. This minimal reduction allows the veneers to bond well and fit and bite properly. After taking oral impressions, he will cover your teeth with temporary laminates.
After a week or two, your individually sculpted and colored veneers will return from the dental lab. Your dentist will remove the temporaries and bond the new veneers in place. The bonding adhesive may be adjusted for color, achieving a beautiful, natural look.
Caring for veneers in Midtown Manhattan
Nothing really changes about your oral hygiene habits when you have porcelain veneers. Dr. Huang simply asks you to floss daily and brush according to the American Dental Association guidelines. Also, he wants all his patients to come to New York Dental Studio twice year for their usual cleanings and check-ups.
Finally, treat your veneers gently. Don't tear open packages with your teeth, chew your pencils or chomp into hard candy or ice cubes. If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Huang about a night guard to avoid cracking your veneers and wearing down your natural tooth enamel.
You'll love it
Your smile can change dramatically with porcelain veneers. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that millions of people enjoy the benefits of this relatively simple smile enhancement. So find out more, won't you? Call New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY today for a consultation with Dr. Huang: (212) 588-1809.
Wipe away stains and boost your appearance with a professional teeth whitening treatment.
It’s amazing how quickly a beautiful smile can fall flat thanks to your diet, certain habits, age and even genetics. If you have been trying at-home whitening kits or whitening toothpastes but they aren’t giving your smile the true boost it needs then it’s time to consider seeing our Midtown Manhattan, NY, dentist Dr. Brandon Huang for professional teeth whitening.
If you want a quick and effective way to get your smile several shades whiter then you’re in luck because our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist can easily offer a brighter smile with professional in-office teeth whitening. Most people who choose to get teeth whitening will notice moderate to significant changes in the color and radiance of their teeth in often just one session.
How does professional teeth whitening work?
Philips Zoom teeth whitening treatment contains a high percentage of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, the two active ingredients that help to whiten teeth. When this gel is applied over the front surface of your teeth, the active ingredient will enter the enamel and break up stain molecules caused by foods, drinks and tobacco.
Over time, all those years of gnawing, chewing and biting can wear down enamel, which can cause the darker dentin layers of the tooth to shine through. Over time, these micro tears in the enamel of your teeth can lead to the buildup of stains and discolorations, which can really dull your smile and your appearance; fortunately, even just one professional teeth whitening application can get your smile several shades whiter.
Who is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening?
There are some factors to consider before you get professional teeth whitening (regardless of whether you choose our at-home or in-office system). First and foremost, we will need to make sure your teeth are healthy enough for this treatment. Those with tooth sensitivity should let us know beforehand so that we can monitor your sensitivity throughout the whitening process, as this can often exacerbate these symptoms.
Plus, we will need to make sure that the stains you want to treat can be treated through professional teeth whitening. There are two kinds of stains: external and internal. External stains are yellow or brown in color and are typically caused by wear and tear, dark foods and drinks, and tobacco. These stains can be treated with professional teeth whitening.
Of course, internal stains caused by trauma, fluoride treatment or certain medications won’t respond as well to whitening. When you come into our office we will be able to assess your oral health and determine whether you are right for teeth whitening.
Whether you have a special occasion coming up or you just want to give your appearance a little makeover, New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, can help make that possible with Philips Zoom teeth whitening.
Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”
Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.
A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:
- Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
- Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
- Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
- Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.
If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”