If you’re dissatisfied with the look of your smile due to tooth discoloration, irregular shapes of your teeth, or cracks and chips, you should consider porcelain veneers. These custom-made, thin pieces of porcelain fit right over the front surface of your teeth to enhance your smile. With the help of Frank Pappas, DDS, Dean H. Cherpelis, DDS, and their team at Bell Family Dental PC in Bayside, Queens, you can get veneers in a relatively quick process that causes no pain but results in a beautiful new look. Call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about your options.
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the front surface of your teeth. They’re no thicker than a contact lens but significantly improve your smile and protect teeth from damage.
Veneers are a permanent solution for cosmetic dental concerns. The treatment is conservative – meaning it doesn’t require a lot of time or invasive therapies, but it masks a host of imperfections to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Veneers are a great choice if you’re unhappy with the look of your smile. They correct concerns such as:
Veneers are customized to your teeth’s shape, length, and color. They naturally enhance your smile. Gum tissue tolerates the application of porcelain veneers well, so they don’t affect your overall oral health. The veneers are also stain-resistant, so you’re able to preserve your smile.
The doctors at Bell Family Dental PC examine your smile and your oral health to determine if veneers are the right choice for you. They also help you picture how your teeth will look with the veneers so you can decide if they’re right for you.
In order to apply the veneers, a very small layer of your existing enamel must be shaved off to leave space for the veneer application. The customized veneers are then bonded to your teeth using a light-sensitive resin. A specialized light causes this resin to harden.
Care for your veneers just as you would for your natural teeth. You should still floss every day and brush at least two times a day. Professional cleanings help preserve the life of your veneers, which could last as long as 15 years. You will need to have them replaced at this time to keep their brilliant look.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, talk to the expert team at Bell Family Dental PC. They can offer you options that include dental veneers. Call today or request an appointment online.