Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale
Family & General Dentists located in Bronx, NY
If there are things about your smile that you’d like to change, porcelain veneers are an outstanding option. Veneers are among the advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments available from Daniel Faiwiszewski, DMD, of Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale in the Bronx area of New York City, New York. If you’d like more information about how veneers can transform your smile, call the office to set up a consultation, or book online from the comfort of home.
Porcelain Veneers Q&A
What are dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers are paper-thin “shells” of porcelain that fit directly over the surface of your natural tooth tissue. They are an incredibly versatile treatment that can correct a wide range of aesthetic concerns.
Many of the seemingly perfect smiles you see in movies and on television are actually the result of porcelain veneers. Advancements in dental technology have made porcelain veneers available to everyone, not just the rich and famous.
How can dental veneers transform my smile?
Every set of custom dental veneers is unique and designed to fit the aesthetic needs of a person’s smile. During the planning phase of treatment, you’ll discuss what you’d like to achieve with dental veneers and have a thorough dental exam to determine if veneers are right for you.
Custom dental crowns and bridges are also popular cosmetics treatments. During your visit, you’ll learn the pros and cons of all available options.
Some of the cosmetic issues that dental veneers can improve include:
- Gapped teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Discoloration that cannot be improved through teeth whitening
- Irregularities in the size or shape of teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
One of the reasons why dental veneers are so popular is the ability to improve multiple aspects of your smile with just one treatment. This makes veneers an excellent value for your cosmetic dentistry investment.
How do I know if dental veneers are right for me?
If you and Dr. Faiwiszewski determine that dental veneers are right for you, you may need to take care of any existing dental decay or gum disease prior to moving forward with dental veneers. On the day of your treatment, an injection of local anesthetic will keep you comfortable from start to finish.
Dr. Faiwiszewski begins by removing a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the veneers. A set of impressions is made to guide the fabrication of your porcelain veneers.
A temporary set of veneers is placed to protect your teeth while you wait for your new veneers to arrive from the lab. Once they’re ready, you’ll return to have them checked for fit before being cemented into place. This completes your treatment, and you’ll walk out ready to share your new smile with the world.
To explore porcelain veneers in more detail, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.