Reveal your best smile with the help of porcelain veneers.

When you first meet someone, whether it’s a potential employer or a new acquaintance, one of the first things they notice about you is your smile. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, you may find it difficult to express yourself in a confident and approachable manner. Feeling held back by your teeth can take a long-term toll on self-esteem, but there are positive changes you can make. Consulting your dentist about porcelain veneers is one of the first steps you can take towards regaining your confidence.

Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent shells that attach to the front of your teeth. Customized specifically for you by your dentist, veneers are comprised of a porcelain material that is bonded permanently to your teeth. Veneers mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and can therefore create a seamless smile. Unlike other painful dental procedures, veneers are a safe and effective option that can improve the overall appearance of your teeth.

Are Porcelain Veneers The Right Choice For You?

If you’re undecided about whether or not veneers are the right choice for you, it may be helpful to consult with your dentist about the benefits that they present. Unlike resin veneers, porcelain veneers are quite durable and can last up to 25 years with little maintenance, provided that you take care of your teeth by practicing standard oral hygiene. Additionally, porcelain is generally the best tolerated option by gum tissues.

porcelain_veneersMany patients commonly seek out porcelain veneers to address problems such as:

  • Spaces in between teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Stained, discolored or otherwise unsightly teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth

For individuals dealing with small or misaligned teeth, veneer shells can be sized to fit proportionally to the other teeth in your mouth, therefore creating a more even and attractive smile. If veneer application is a major concern for you, or if you have general anxiety about going to the dentist, you may be pleased to discover that veneer application can typically be completed within two office visits.

When choosing a provider to apply veneers, it’s important to look for a practice that’s experienced in providing esthetic dentistry. At Reconstructive Dentistry, we utilize the latest advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that you have a safe, successful and ultimately positive experience. To find out more about our offerings, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (212) 753-7000.