Adults and older teens want their smiles to look their very best. However, gaps, cracks, and small misalignments can ruin a smile and a person’s confidence. That’s where porcelain veneers or Lumineers in Queens come in. Dr. Gochman and Dr. Bharati of NY Smile Creators evaluate candidates for porcelain veneers and place them on select healthy teeth. If you’re curious about what these dental laminates could do for your smile, read on, and learn the answers to common questions about porcelain veneers and their no-prep counterparts, Lumineers. One of these treatments may be just right for you.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of translucent ceramic which disguise dental defects such as hairline cracks and deep stains. Customized according to digital imaging, oral impressions, and the instructions from your cosmetic dentist in Queens, veneers improve the shape, color, and alignment of teeth right in the front of your mouth.
Most are permanent because the treatment involves the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel. This resurfacing allows the veneers to fit comfortably in your mouth. However, Dr. Gochman and Dr. Bharati also offer a reversible veneer product called Lumineers.
Does It take long to receive veneers? The veneer process takes two to three visits to your dentist. First, he or she will take digital x-rays and photos of your mouth and also do a complete exam to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. That means no decay or gum disease. The dentist then removes the necessary enamel, takes oral impressions, and places temporary veneers.
Also, the dentist presents you with a treatment plan which explains the process and shows you a digital representation of your finished smile. With your input and approval, the information is sent to a dental lab where a ceramist crafts each veneer one by one.
On your return visit, Dr. Gochman or Dr. Bharati removes the temporary veneers and bonds the permanent ones in place with a unique adhesive and curing light. He or she makes sure the color, fit, and bite of your refurbished teeth are just right.
Some people experience mild dental or gingival (gum) sensitivity, but this quickly resolves. Patients also adjust to the feel of their new veneers within a day or two.
You will find your veneers as easy to care for as your untreated teeth. Brush twice a day with a soft brush and non-abrasive toothpaste and floss daily. Additionally, try to avoid hard foods such as ice and peanut brittle, and do not bite open plastic packaging or other non-food items with your teeth. Come to New York Smile Creators every six months for your routine exam and cleaning.
Veneers are one of today’s most innovative cosmetic dental treatments. They last for years and dramatically improve smile aesthetics. If you want to learn more about veneers or another of Dr. Gochman’s or Dr. Bharati’s cosmetic offerings, please contact NY Smile Creators for a personal consultation. Bring all your questions, and the team will be more than happy to answer them.