Using porcelain veneers to enhance the smile’s appearance

For many men and women, a bright and beautiful smile doesn’t happen on its own. Sometimes, it’s achieved with the help of a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist. If you are unhappy with your natural smile and seek ways to enhance it, it might be time to talk to a dentist in the New York, New York area who offers aesthetic services such as porcelain veneers. At Park Avenue Dental, our team provides veneers along with many other cosmetic dentistry treatments for patients to consider.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are typically made of porcelain, but our team also provides composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are more expensive and last longer because they resist stains, but they may be a better option for some. These thin facings are custom-fabricated for patients to help them achieve an incredible smile and boost self-confidence.

What is the process of obtaining natural-looking teeth veneers?

First, patients consult with Dr. Mary A. Taudel of Park Avenue Dental to determine if they could benefit from porcelain veneers. The dentist may take digital x-ray images of the patient’s smile and assess them to look for signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay. Once the patient has a healthy smile, they can improve it with cosmetic treatments. For porcelain veneers, a thin portion of enamel has to be filed down from the front of the tooth. It is also roughened to ensure the final veneer will adhere. Once the tooth is prepared, impressions are made and sent to a laboratory to create the final veneer that is bonded in place later. The entire process can take a few weeks but provides a fast and effective way to enhance the smile.

Ready to change your smile?

If you live in the New York, NY area and are interested in speaking with Dr. Mary A. Taudel about improving the appearance of your smile, connect with her team today by calling (646) 588-1704. The office is conveniently located at 37 Park Avenue, Suite A, and is open to new patients.

Porcelain Veneers Video

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.