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Porcelain Veneers In Chappaqua, Westchester NY

For patients whose teeth are discolored, chipped, misaligned, or worn down, dental veneers provide a great solution.

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Your smile has a lot to do with how you look! That’s why Chappaqua Dentistry loves to help patients beautify their smiles with porcelain veneers. Once you get your dental veneers, we have no doubt you will be glad you did!  Giving patients dental veneers helps them feel more confident with their smiles, no longer be embarrassed by misaligned or discolored teeth, and feel overall happier! When you come to our practice, you can expect excellent care from an attentive team that will listen to your worries and concerns. We aspire to be your cosmetic dentist, and we will do all we can to address your specific needs.

When you smile you get a boost to your immune system, you appear more attractive to those around you, and you relieve stress. With dental veneers you’ll smile more! Depending on your situation, getting dental veneers can be exactly what you need to be show off your smile even more! Below we’ll explain more about dental veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Composed of a resin or porcelain composite, they fit over the teeth. They’re thin white shells that correct misshapen or stained teeth. Sculpted to meet your needs, they make for a great way to get that straight, white smile you’ve always wanted. For patients whose teeth are discolored, chipped, misaligned, or worn down, dental veneers provide a great solution. Patients of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy the benefits of veneers.

Because veneers are personalized to the needs of each patient, our dentists will help you decide what option best suits you. We’ll either match the color of your surrounding teeth, or with teeth whitening your surrounding natural teeth can match the whiter veneer to increase the whiteness of your complete smile. Dental veneers are crafted from a type of dental porcelain that look and act like a natural tooth. It is practically impossible for your friends and family members to detect a tooth to dental veneers.

What’s Involved In The Procedure?

Patients should plan on having two appointments to get their veneers placed. Our dentist will walk you through the entire process to ensure you can have more peace of mind. When you come in for your appointment you can expect the placement procedure to happen as follows:

  1. At the first appointment we’ll need to x-ray your teeth and get an impression to send to our state of the art dental lab. There, trained our lab technicians will craft customer dental veneers to fit perfectly to your smile.
  2. We will also clean and prepare your teeth, to determine what shade works best for your veneers. To make a space for the veneer to fit, we’ll remove a very fine layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. For more sensitive patients, anesthesia can be applied to make you feel more comfortable.
  3. While your impression is used in the lab to make your custom veneers, we will apply a temporary veneer to fill the space until your permanent one is completed.
  4. We will schedule your second appointment for when your permanent porcelain veneer is complete. Once you come in for your second appointment we’ll remove the temporary veneer and clean and prepare the tooth once more. We will then etch your veneers, rinse it, and allow it to dry. After placing the adhesive, we’ll use a dental cement to place the veneer in the correct position in your smile. The veneer will match the color and the shape of your tooth.
  5. We then will set the veneer with infrared light so that it becomes completely bonded with your teeth.
  6. After the cement is fully bonded, we will remove excess material, polish the veneer, and let you rinse your mouth out.

What Are The Pros & Cons Of Dental Veneers?

Pros: Dental veneers are an extremely successful cosmetic procedure that can drastically improve your smile! Here’s are a few pros to getting dental veneers.

This is one of the easiest, durable, and popular ways to improve your smile! And not only does it brighten your smile, but it also can fix any gaps, chips or other imperfections that may be bothering you.

In cases of damaged enamel (the outer surface of your teeth), veneers can protect your smile and health. Age and daily habits can give a lot of wear and tear to your teeth. Dental veneers can solve that!

Cons: An important thing to understand about getting porcelain veneers is that the treatment is permanent. Your original teeth will need to be slightly altered in order to fit the veneers. Although we can alter the veneers to some extent or even make you new ones, it will not be possible to return to the original condition of the tooth.

Additionally, for a short period after getting your veneers, you will likely experience extra sensitivity to hot and cold foods. This is caused by the teeth under the veneers is still a little sensitive from the procedure of bonding them to your new dental veneers. This sensitivity does normally wear off within a few days after your procedure.

How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely durable and may only need to be replaced every 10 years or so. Maintaining dental veneers is also very quite simple. Just like you do for your normal teeth, brush them and floss daily to protect your new pristine smile. Generally, if you have porcelain veneers, it’s recommended to brush with non-abrasive toothpaste.

We want to make sure that you’re comfortable and satisfied! Follow-up appointments with us will help answer your questions and make sure that all is going well. In addition, dental veneers every so often should be polished with a non-abrasive paste, and when you come in to your appointment we will be happy to help you with that.

As mentioned above, you should take care of your veneers like your regular teeth. Keep in mind that they are strong, but they’re also a little more brittle than regular teeth, which means that if you grind your teeth or eat harder foods you may be at risk of damaging them. However, this isn’t typically a concern for most patients.

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Are you ready to improve your smile? Then now is the perfect time to get dental veneers. Schedule an appointment with us today to improve your smile now to enjoy all the benefits of porcelain veneers that we have to offer you!