Porcelain veneers have long been an option for creating a perfect smile. In the past, veneers were more like removable dentures. Modern porcelain veneers are a permanent, realistic-looking solution.
Life-Changing Cosmetic Dentistry
There’s no shame in not having a perfect smile. Most people aren’t born with perfectly shaped or aligned teeth, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid chips, cracks, and stains throughout the years. Every set of teeth is unique– and that’s how they should be! However, some aspects of our smiles can cause us to feel self-conscious, affecting every area of our lives.
For instance, a person with yellow-stained teeth may not feel comfortable giving a work presentation that could lead to a promotion. Or someone with a chipped front tooth may hesitate to ask their crush on a date that could lead to a lifetime of love! While we certainly don’t believe these things should drastically affect a person’s life, it does happen.
Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution: porcelain veneers. These thin shells permanently cover up dental imperfections so you can live a more confident life.
Here are 5 problems that dental veneers correct:
1. Intrinsic stains
Unlike extrinsic dental stains, intrinsic ones cannot be remedied by whitening toothpaste or professional whitening. Intrinsic stains occur below the surface, usually because of fluoride overexposure, medication, trauma, or aging. Dental veneers effectively conceal these dental stains while looking and feeling completely natural.
2. Cracks and chips
Veneers restore the function and appearance of a cracked or chipped tooth. Fractured teeth may pose a health risk and should be addressed as soon as possible. As long as the crack hasn’t damaged the inner part of the tooth, a dental veneer can be placed. In this case, the veneers actually help protect against disease, decay, and further damage.
3. Gaps between teeth
Braces tend to be the most common solution for gapped teeth. Unfortunately, most adults don’t want to endure months or years of orthodontic treatment to obtain a perfectly spaced smile. Dentists can design as many perfectly-shaped porcelain veneers as it takes to fill in the gaps, providing patients with a beautiful smile in just a couple of appointments.
4. Short or misshapen teeth
Most patients desire that all of their teeth look uniform. Just one short or misshapen tooth can stick out like a sore thumb, making it the only thing you see when you look in the mirror. Porcelain veneers hide these imperfections so you no longer feel self-conscious about your smile.
Veneers can give the appearance of a more aligned smile without the hassle of bulky, metal braces. Dentists may suggest this treatment for minor cases of misalignment that don’t affect a person’s bite or put their oral health at risk.
For more severe cases of dental misalignment, we may recommend traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners.
Porcelain Veneers in Manhattan
Ready to transform your smile? At Modern Dental of Manhattan, our first goal is to help patients gain a healthy smile; then, a beautiful one.
Our team of experts includes a cosmetic dentist with the experience and skill to create the smile of your dreams. Dr. Dan Vogel specializes in cosmetic dentistry, along with dental extractions, and wisdom tooth problems.
Contact our friendly Manhattan Dental team today at (212) 758-1000 to schedule an initial consultation and learn if porcelain veneers are right for you.