Who doesn’t want a perfect smile? You could have just that, with implants or dental crowns, but realistically, these treatments are just not in the budget for a lot of people. If that sounds like you, then why not consider porcelain veneers? You may have heard of them – they’re thin, porcelain shells that fit over your natural teeth, and since porcelain is the material that’s the most like your real teeth, they can correct a multitude of defects more cost-effectively than other treatments.
If your teeth are chipped, uneven, discolored, misaligned or crooked, veneers can be the ideal solution. They can even alter the width and length of your teeth.
The key to success when it comes to porcelain veneers is in the bonding. To make sure that your veneers bond effectively to your teeth, when you visit Dr. William Schlesinger he will scrape off a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. The process is pain-free, since it is done using a local anesthetic. Then, he will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab where a master ceramicist will create your veneers.
When the veneers come back from the lab and they are ready to be bonded to your teeth, Dr. Schlesinger will do some minor final adjustments to ensure that they fit correctly and that the color is just right. Then, he will bond them to your teeth using a special type of cement.
Your porcelain veneers will not just look natural, they will also feel natural. You will be able to enjoy all the foods you love, bite normally and best of all, dazzle the world with your smile! Veneers require no special care beyond ordinary brushing and flossing, in addition, they will never decay, and they will resist staining. Assuming that you take proper care of your veneers and visit Dr. Schlesinger for regular checkups, you can expect your veneers to last for a very long time.
Dr. Schlesinger also offers Lumineers®. They are even thinner than ordinary porcelain veneers – as a matter of fact, they’re no thicker than a contact lens. Because they are so thin, none of your tooth enamel has to be removed in order to ensure a good fit. Another advantage to Lumineers® is that if necessary, they can be removed. With traditional porcelain veneers, removal can be difficult, if not impossible. Whether you should consider traditional veneers will depend on the degree of damage to your natural teeth. Assuming that your dental health is generally good though, one or the other can restore your smile.
Dr. William Schlesinger will be pleased to talk with you about the advantages of porcelain veneers and Lumineers®. Our office is located at 255 East 70th Street, Suite 1E, New York, NY 10021. Call us at 212-517-5940 to arrange an appointment and learn more about how you can improve your smile with porcelain veneers or Lumineers®. If you prefer, you can also use the form on our Contact Us page to book a consultation. Make sure you follow our aftercare instructions for long lasting results! Read through our porcelain veneers FAQs to find the answers to your questions.