Have you ever considered veneers? It seems like everyone in New York City is getting them. So what’s all the buzz about and who is a good candidate for veneers? Here are 5 reasons you may want porcelain veneers for your teeth.
You’ve tried whitening and it just isn’t working. That’s ok. Whitening your teeth is like getting a tan. People tan differently. Some people tan quickly while others do everything right, turn as red as a lobster and are just as white as the burn heals.
Some people get whiter teeth after one in-office visit, while others may have to whiten their teeth several times just to see minimal results.
Unfortunately, whitening also isn’t permanent. It requires touch-ups regularly to maintain the results you're going for. If you are tired of trying for whiter teeth and nothing seems to be working, then porcelain veneers are probably the next step for you. At No Limits Dental in Midtown Manhattan, we make teeth permanently whiter (at least for the next few decades) by applying ultra-white porcelain veneers on top of your teeth. The result is a permanently whiter smile.
If you’re embarrassed by your chipped front tooth, porcelain veneers can transform your smile in one office visit. Whether you chipped your tooth doing something stupid that you regret, or you are a nighttime teeth grinder, Veneers are the quickest and easiest way to repair those chips with lasting, great-looking results. Veneers look natural and the color is uniform, unlike what added filling material to front teeth could look like over the years. This leads me to reason #3.
Old fillings on front teeth look really bad. Sure fillings on front teeth look great at first but over the years they color differently than your natural tooth and they can break from everyday wear and tear. Some people try to fix each filling, but eventually, your teeth look like a patchwork of random dental fillings. That’s not a very good look. Luckily, veneers last! On average they will last around 10 years but often can go as long as 30 years or more. The color doesn’t change and they don’t chip when cared for properly.
If you have small or different-sized teeth, porcelain veneers are the most natural-looking way to correct the shape and size of teeth. You don’t necessarily need veneers on all of your teeth. Sometimes we can achieve beautiful results by just applying a layer of porcelain on the teeth that are a mismatched size or shape. As a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, I discuss exactly what you are looking for and show you examples of what you could expect so there are no surprises.
Did you know that porcelain veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth too?! Some people just don’t have the patience for Invisalign or braces and that’s ok. Veneers are a quick and easy way to achieve the look you want in a day.
We do it by first designing your smile in the lab. Then we reduce any extra tooth structure that’s going to be sticking out in areas we don’t want it to. Finally, we apply the thin layer of porcelain, and presto! Your teeth are straight and in perfect alignment. No annoying trays to worry about switching out every week like with Invisalign. Just a perfect smile to enjoy for years to come.
If you live in Midtown Manhattan and you’re interested in seeing if porcelain veneers are right for you, please get in touch. We would love to have you stop by for a no-wait visit and discuss veneers for you.