NYC Porcelain Veneers Specialist
Getting Porcelain Veneers in NYC
Dr. Be Ifraimov a top rated cosmetic dentist practicing at 209 NYC Dental. He offers Porcelain Veneer services to patients in Midtown East and throughout New York City. With years of experience and wonderful bedside, manner patients find the treatment to be an easy process.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers take advantage of our free consultation and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ifarimov today.
What is porcelain veneer?
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored porcelain materials that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re used on the front teeth – the ones that are visible when smiling – to correct issues like cracks, chips, pits, uneven tooth edges, stains, gaps between teeth, and teeth that appear “too small” in relation to other teeth (sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile”).
How is porcelain veneer applied?
The application of a veneer typically takes two visits. Veneers are thin but they still take up some room on the surface of the tooth. During the first visit, a small amount of your natural tooth material will be removed to allow room for the veneer so it doesn’t overlap the teeth on either side. An impression of the tooth will be made and sent to the lab where the veneer will be fabricated. A temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth to protect it while your permanent veneer is being made. At the second visit, the temporary veneer will be removed and the permanent veneer will be adhered to the tooth surface using a very strong bonding agent. Then, the veneer will be gently buffed so it looks and feels completely natural.
Porcelain veneers vs bondings
Though both porcelain veneers and bondings can repair the damage to teeth, however, due to the material limitations composite bonding is not recommended if your goal is to transform your smile. Composite bonding is a porous material, which means over time it will change the color, getting yellow or gray. If you drink tea, coffee, red wine or any other colored beverages on regular basis it will even sooner. When a small composite filling is placed the change in color is not as noticeable. However, the larger the surface of the restoration the more visible it is. In case of veneers, the entire front surface of the tooth is covered so the color change will be quite noticeable right next to the tooth that was not restored with veneer.