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If you dream of having a whiter, brighter, and more symmetrical smile, consider veneers. These custom-crafted shells require little maintenance and can last for years. At Brooklyn City Dental, with two locations in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the expert team uses veneers to help people achieve Hollywood-worthy smiles. To schedule an appointment at either New York City office, book online or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that attach to your natural, permanent teeth. They provide an affordable and effective way to mask minor dental imperfections.
Some people only get one veneer to cover up a chipped or cracked tooth, but the team at Brooklyn City Dental typically recommends getting between six and eight. That ensures your smile appears natural and balanced.
Veneers to mask various oral imperfections, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if you have unusually shaped or pointy teeth.
At Brooklyn City Dental, getting veneers takes two appointments spaced about a week apart.
At your initial consultation, the team asks about your goals for treatment and conducts an oral exam. They also take a series of oral X-rays to make sure your teeth are properly aligned and cavity-free. If they discover any problems, they may recommend addressing them before moving forward.
If your teeth appear healthy, the team prepares your teeth to receive veneers. To do this, they administer a local anesthetic and remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth. Afterward, your provider takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental laboratory that manufactures a custom set of veneers.
About a week later, you return to Brooklyn City Dental. The team lines up the veneers over your permanent teeth and bonds them in place. Then, they trim off any excess material, polish your teeth, and assess your bite.
Following the application, you can bite and chew right away. Your veneers might feel a little rough at first, but they’ll smooth out after you brush your teeth.
You care for your veneers like they’re your natural teeth. The team at Brooklyn City Dental recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
To prevent chips, cracks, and other damage, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, opening objects with your teeth, or chewing on ice. By following these tips, your veneers can last for 10-15 years or even longer.
If you’re interested in learning more about veneers, request an appointment at Brooklyn City Dental. Call the nearest office to speak with a member of the administrative team or book online.