Veneers – Brooklyn, NY

Transform Your Smile

Veneers in Brooklyn are a go-to cosmetic dentistry treatment when it comes to addressing multiple types of smile imperfections at once. Discoloration, slight misalignment, damage, gaps between your teeth—each of these flaws can detract from your overall appearance, leaving you with a less-than-memorable first impression. With veneers, our team is able to strategically conceal them, creating a brilliant and bright grin that you feel incredibly proud to let show. To learn whether this treatment is right for you, schedule a veneers consultation today.

Why Choose Brooklyn City Dental for Veneers?

  • Cosmetic Dentist with 30+ Years of Veneer Experience
  • High-Quality Dental Materials and Lab
  • Convenient Sunday Appointments

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain – the same material as dental crowns. Each custom-crafted veneer conforms to the front of your tooth to provide a completely new dental surface that’s free of imperfections.

Some people mistake crowns and veneers for the same service, but they serve different needs. While veneers cover the front of the tooth, crowns encase the whole tooth. Dental crowns are also thicker than veneers.

Generally, if you need tooth restoration that a dental filling can’t fix, a crown is the best option because it’s very sturdy and protects your whole tooth. Veneers are typically the favored treatment when you’re looking to improve your smile’s appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

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You might want veneers if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your “smile teeth,” the teeth in the front of your mouth. There are a few different issues that veneers can treat, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Too-small teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Severe tooth discoloration that doesn't improve with teeth whitening

Veneers can cover just one tooth, but they often look best when you cover all your upper front teeth. While mainly a cosmetic dental procedure, they can also help to reinforce your front teeth.

The Veneers Process

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Before getting veneers, you need an oral health checkup and teeth cleaning. If you have any serious issues, such as cavities or gum disease, you need treatment for that problem before getting your veneers.The first part of the veneers process is tooth prep. That involves lightly etching your teeth to roughen their surface for better adhesion. If you opt for laminates, you won’t need as much tooth preparation.

Next, you need a series of teeth impressions. A dental lab then fabricates individual veneers using your impressions. That usually takes about two weeks. You may receive temporary veneers in the meantime.

When you return to Brooklyn City Dental, you’ll receive your new veneers. Once the veneers are fitted and approved by you,your dentist will expertly position and attach to your teeth using a special adhesive.

Overall, veneers are very durable and stain-resistant.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are an excellent way to achieve the beautiful Hollywood smile that many people dream of. However, they are quite an investment, so it’s important to consider the cost of your veneers and also explore all of the options that cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Until you see us for a consultation, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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Veneers may seem like the ideal option at first, but it’s important to consider other cosmetic solutions. Here are some of the most common ones that we offer:

  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening can be completed quickly and is much more affordable than other cosmetic dental options. However, this only addresses the color of the teeth – not the shape or position.
  • Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is usually the most affordable cosmetic option. It is ideal for minor imperfections, like small chips and gaps. This usually needs to be replaced every three to ten years.
  • Veneers – Veneers aren’t the most affordable cosmetic option out there, but they are an ideal solution for correcting multiple aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes the color, shape, and position.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Veneers are not usually covered by dental insurance because they are considered to be an elective treatment, but this doesn’t mean that you’re completely on your own. With our membership plan, you can save 10-20% on treatments completed at our practice. We also accept payments through CareCredit and Alpheon – third-party financing companies that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our team members.

To find out exactly how much you can expect to pay for veneers, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Veneers FAQs

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Here are just some of the most common questions patient ask us about veneers. If you have others, don’t hesitate to ask during your consultation.

Does Getting Veneers Hurt?

Prior to removing any enamel from your teeth, our team will administer a local anesthetic and numb feeling in your teeth. That way, you don’t feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. After the anesthetic fades, you may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold drinks or foods with the temporary veneers, but after the custom veneers are attached, your smile should feel normal and comfortable again.

How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

The thought of having enamel taken away from your teeth may make you hesitate to get veneers, but it really shouldn’t keep you from the smile of your dreams. Only about 0.5mm is removed from the front surface just to make space for more durable veneers. Otherwise, your teeth would protrude and have a fake, unnatural appearance. When you see the results, you’ll agree that this small sacrifice is well worthwhile.

Do I Have to Get Putty Impressions?

At other practices, they may still use old-fashioned goopy impressions for veneers. These can not only be messy and uncomfortable for you as the patient but also may turn out to be slightly inaccurate. Any false movement could mean your veneers don’t quite look right.

Fortunately, we use a digital impression system. This small device scans and measures your mouth within minutes and creates an accurate model of your upper and lower arches. As a result, you have a much more enjoyable time in our chair, and your veneers will fit more precisely.

How Long Can Veneers Last?

The exact lifespan of veneers can slightly vary, but generally veneers tend to last between 10 and 15 years with the right maintenance. Taking care of your veneers doesn’t involve any special tasks—you just keep doing the things you should and keep your teeth healthy. Daily brushing and flossing prevent plaque buildup, decay, and staining. Also, when you come in regularly, we can watch out for any signs of damage to your veneers, so you always have a brilliant, confident smile.