Posts for: February, 2016
Wonder if dental veneers are the appropriate cosmetic treatment for your smile? Find out now!
These thin, tooth-colored coverings may not seem like much at first, but you would be amazed how much they can makeover a smile once your Long Island City dentist, Dr. Steven Manson, applies them to the front surface of your teeth.
Often made from porcelain, which mimics the look of tooth enamel, dental veneers are a great way to hide dental imperfections and get a smile that has the color, shape and look you’ve always wanted. Porcelain boasts stain-resistance and durability, so your new smile will be strong and stable for many years to come.
So, what can getting veneers in Long Island City do for your smile? They are the perfect solution for covering minor to moderate gaps between teeth, correcting slightly rotated or crowded teeth, as well as teeth that are severely discolored or are poorly shaped and minor bite-related issues.
Also, if you are a tooth grinder who is starting to wear down their teeth, then it’s time to consider getting dental veneers. They can greatly improve the look of your smile and also protect these teeth from potential fracturing or other damage.
Here are some other facts you should know about getting veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Long Island City:
- Some tooth enamel will need to be removed (only about 0.5 millimeters) prior to placing your veneers. Even though this is painless and often performed without the need for anesthesia, the process of removing enamel makes getting veneers irreversible.
- There may be some sensitivity to hot or cold after getting your veneers. This issue is usually minor and will go away on its own after a few days.
- After taking impressions of your teeth and sending these molds to a lab, it can take the lab up to a week to create your custom veneers. In the meantime, we will let you know whether you will need to wear a temporary restoration.
- Even though porcelain is strong and durable, you should avoid putting too much stress on your veneers. Any kind of twisting or flexing motion of the veneers may cause them to break. This means using your teeth as tools, biting your nails, chewing ice or snacking on hard foods like candy apples are probably not the best idea for your new smile.
- Veneers can be cared for just like regular teeth. Continue to brush and floss normally to make sure that your smile remains cavity free.
Want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for veneers? Then call our Long Island City, NY dental office today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you achieve your dream smile.