Dental Veneers & Cosmetic Veneers Services in Brooklyn
What are dental veneers?
If you are interested in dental veneers and are seeking affordable treatment options near you, Ralph Avenue Dental Care offers high-quality porcelain dental veneers in the Brooklyn area. A dental veneer is a custom-made thin piece of porcelain or composite resin that can be bonded to a tooth or teeth to help treat certain dental concerns, such as minor misalignments, discoloration, fractures, gaps, or chips. Along with enhancing the appearance of your smile, veneers help offer added durability to the affected tooth or teeth, are less invasive than braces or dental crowns, and can last up to twenty years.
Why are veneers used?
Veneers can be used to help treat a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, including:
- Discolored or stained tooth or teeth
- Gapped tooth or teeth with unwanted spacing
- Uneven tooth or teeth
- Misaligned tooth or teeth
- Misshapen tooth or teeth
- Chipped tooth or teeth
- Broken tooth or teeth
- Worn down tooth or teeth
What does the dental veneers process involve?
To begin the process for dental veneers, you will first meet with your dentist for a treatment consultation, during which your dentist will ask that you describe your dental concerns and goals. Your dentist will then perform an oral exam to assess the condition of your teeth and determine if dental veneers are the best treatment option for your dental needs. For further evaluation, your dentist may also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth.
Approved candidates for dental veneers will then make a return visit to the dental office. During this visit, your dentist will prepare the affected tooth or teeth in order for the dental veneer to be placed. To prepare the tooth, your dentist will carefully remove a layer of enamel roughly equal to the width of the veneer that will be bonded to the tooth. Next, your dentist will take impressions of the affected tooth. Your dentist will then send the impressions to a lab for a custom veneer to be made.
Once the veneer is ready, you will return to the dental office for the custom veneers to be permanently bonded to the affected tooth. However, before permanently attaching the veneer to the tooth, your dentist may need to first temporarily place the veneer onto the tooth. This allows your dentist to determine if the color, shape, and size of the veneer appropriately fit in and match with surrounding teeth. If any characteristics of the veneer need to be adjusted, your dentist will remove the veneer to make necessary alterations.
Once your dentist is satisfied with the overall appearance and fit of the veneer, your dentist will prepare the tooth and permanently cement the veneer to the tooth. Additional dental visits may be recommended for your doctor to assess treatment progress.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile or are suffering from certain cosmetic dental concerns, such as tooth discoloration, dental veneers may offer the following benefits:
- Healthier-appearing smile
- Masking of stains, chips, or misalignment
- Solid and secure bond to tooth
- Preservation of tooth structure
If you are interested in dental veneers, our dental experts at Ralph Avenue Dental Care are here to provide you with trusted and affordable dental care. Here at our health-centered dentistry, we place a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient, as well as utilizing the most advanced technology and procedures in order to provide our patients with high-quality dental care. To learn more about dental veneers, call 718.531.0300 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.