Veneers Specialist

East Village Dental Center

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY

Try as you might, you can’t always conceal your toothy smile to hide severe discolored, chipped, or strangely shaped teeth. The team at East Village Dental Center in East Village, New York City, creates custom veneers and fits them to your teeth permanently to cover damage and give you a more attractive smile. Call or click to reserve your consultation for veneers at East Village Dental Center today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a simple fix for damaged or discolored teeth that affect the appearance of your smile, but not so much the way your teeth function. You can think of them as thin shells that conceal the damage by attaching to the front of each of your affected teeth. Your dentist at East Village Dental Center crafts them especially for you to ensure that they fit in alongside your natural pearly whites.

The veneers provided by the team at East Village Dental Center are made of a durable porcelain material that is resistant to staining. They’re bonded to your teeth permanently but your dentist can replace them if they happen to break or come off. 

What kinds of problems can veneers fix?

Veneers can fix a number of common dental issues that make your smile look imperfect. While they’re not the best option for teeth that take a lot of pressure when you bite down, like your molars, they’re a simple fix for teeth in the front of your mouth that are on display each time you smile. They can cover:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Short teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Awkwardly shaped teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Heavy stains
  • Big gaps between your teeth

You can get a single veneer to cover just one problematic tooth that sticks out, or you can get multiple veneers at once for an overall more perfectly even smile. If you take care of them and don’t make a habit of biting down on solid objects, veneers can last for a decade or longer and still look great.

What can I expect during the process of getting veneers?

It typically takes two visits to East Village Dental Center to get veneers. During your initial visit, your dentist reviews the issue or issues you’d like to cover up and lightly buffs a small amount of enamel off of the front of your tooth. This step ensures that you can wear your veneer without looking like you have a large tooth that sticks out over the rest. They take a mold of your prepared tooth to send to the lab to use while creating your veneer.

Your dentist gives you temporary veneers to wear between appointments to protect your prepared teeth. At the second appointment, they remove the temporary veneers and make sure that your permanent devices fit properly. They bond them to your teeth, and then make some final adjustments to be sure that it looks natural in your smile. 

Find out if veneers are the right fix for your smile imperfections by booking an appointment at East Village Dental Center over the phone or online today.