Porcelain Veneers: Dramatically Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
Chips, cracks, and discoloration can all detract from the beauty of your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells placed over the front of the teeth to conceal a range of cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Brandon Huang has extensive experience placing porcelain veneers at his Manhattan, NY, office. Your veneers will be custom-crafted by our trusted laboratory to be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
EVALUATING YOUR CANDIDACY
During your initial consultation, Dr. Huang will examine your smile to determine if porcelain veneers treatment can best achieve your goals. You are most likely a good candidate if you wish to conceal chips, cracks, gaps, or intrinsic stains and discoloration in your teeth. However, veneers may not be suitable if you do not have sufficient dental enamel, have severely misaligned teeth, suffer from bruxism, have advanced gum disease, or other oral health complications. If you have worn teeth or an insufficient amount of enamel, a dental crown may be a better solution as it encapsulates the entire tooth.
THE VENEERS PROCEDURE
After Dr. Huang determines that you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, two office visits are required to complete the procedure.
The first step is to remove a small amount of enamel to make room for each veneer. Dr. Huang will remove a very conservative amount of enamel to ensure a proper fit and natural appearance.
"Dr. Huang uses only the finest dental veneer materials to create a smile you can be proud of."
Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to guide the fabrication of your veneers. Our partner ceramist will use these impressions to create custom-fit veneers that blend uniformly with your smile. The turnaround time for our veneers is about two weeks. Meanwhile, you will be provided with a temporary set of restorations.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you will come into the office to have them placed. After you review the veneers and any slight adjustments are made, Dr. Huang will attach them using a special dental adhesive.
Porcelain veneers can provide a range of benefits:
- Conceal aesthetic imperfections such as small chips or cracks
- Provide symmetry to a previously misaligned smile
- Improve the appearance of small, worn, or unusually shaped teeth
- Close minor gaps in your smile
- Hide noticeable stains and intrinsic discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening treatments
- Made of advanced materials that mirror the look and feel of dental enamel
Many patients incorporate veneers into a smile makeover to achieve the most dramatic results. It is important to care for your veneers by brushing twice and flossing once daily to maximize their longevity. You should also schedule regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Huang to maintain the health of your new smile.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PORCELAIN VENEERS
Dr. Huang has developed a keen, artistic eye over his 15 years of placing porcelain veneers. He uses only the finest materials to create a smile you can be proud of. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.