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Transforming your smiles with porcelain veneers.

We are committed to using only the best dental products, which is why we encourage patients to use porcelain veneers, as they tend to be more durable than bonding veneers.

We are one of best providers of porcelain veneers in NYC

 

NYC is a great place to be when you need to transform your smile, and East Side Dental Arts has many options. Call today for a free consultation.

 

When you think your smile cannot be fixed, the solution may be porcelain veneers. NYC dental offices use this treatment often to fill in gaps, cover up stains, and hide chips in the tooth. The practitioners at East Side Dental Arts can determine in one visit whether this treatment will help you, so get an appointment as soon as possible.

We are committed to using only the best dental products, which is why we encourage patients to use porcelain veneers, as they tend to be more durable than bonding veneers.

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. Veneers can change the color, shape, size, or even the length of your teeth. Dental veneers can be made from either porcelain or from resin. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement.

 
WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS DO PORCELAIN VENEERS FIX?

Porcelain veneers are routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Teeth that have small chips or whose surface is worn or misshapen are often good candidates for porcelain veneers. Since porcelain veneers are glass-like in nature (ceramic) they have a great advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques by way of the fact that they are translucent. When a porcelain veneer is bonded onto a tooth’s surface it will closely mimic the light handling characteristics of dental enamel. Veneers are routinely used to fix


What is the difference between resin (bonding veneers) and porcelain veneers?

Bonding veneers are composed of a resin which is not as durable as the lab processed porcelain veneers and because they are a resin, they do tend to stain/ darken over time. Porcelain veneers are lab processed and are custom made to fit perfectly over the existing tooth. Both procedures require some reduction of the enamel to make room for the veneer or bonding. The porcelain veneers require two visits since lab work is involved; whereas the resin veneers may be performed in one visit.

Do porcelain veneers last longer than the resin veneers?

Yes, porcelain veneers are much stronger than the resin veneers and have a lifespan comparable to crowns, which is usually 5-10 years and in many cases longer.

Can I change the color or shape of my teeth with veneers?

Yes, veneers can be made to perfect the shape and color of teeth.

They can also be used for the following: 

  • Teeth that are discolored — because of stains from tetracycline or excessive fluoride; teeth that have become discolored as a result of physical trauma, root canal treatment or the presence of large resin fillings.
  • Teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
  • Teeth with gaps between them-in some cases, porcelain veneers can be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment.

To discuss porcelain veneers call 212-517-5940 and ask for a FREE CONSULTATION FOR VENEERS.


WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PORCEALIN VENEERS?

  • They provide natural looking results and correct multiple flaws.
  • They restore strength and functionality to your teeth, gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining.
  • They generally last 5-10 years.
  • Veneers offer a minimally invasive procedure and it is a relatively quick process.

 

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF PORCELAIN VENEERS?

 

  • The process is not reversible.
  • Veneers are more costly than dental bonding.
  • Veneers are usually not repairable should they chip or crack.
  • Because enamel has been removed, your tooth may become more sensitive.
  • Veneers may not exactly match the color of your other teeth. Also, the veneer’s color cannot be altered once in place. If you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.
  • Veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do not bite your nails; chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects; or otherwise put excessive pressure on your teeth.
  • Teeth with veneers can still experience decay, possibly necessitating full coverage of the tooth with a crown.
  • Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or active gum disease), weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dental fillings), or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface.
  • Individuals who clench and grind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip.

 


HOW MUCH DO PORCELAIN VENEERS COST?

The cost of veneers varies depending on a number of factors, such as the type of veneer used, the case type (e.g. cosmetic or restorative veneering), the extent of the procedure, and the number of veneers being placed. In general, veneers range in cost from $1,000 to $2,000 per tooth. The cost of veneers is not generally covered by insurance, be sure to check with your dental insurance company before you begin treatment. To be done correctly, this procedure requires artistic sensitivity and extensive additional training beyond dental school. Don’t choose a dentist by the cost, this is not a time when you want to make a decision solely based upon price. When considering the cost of veneers, you must consider their longevity and attractiveness. Porcelain veneers are a long lasting alternative as compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. 

Dental veneers from East Side Dental Arts can be an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth that are stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned.

 

 

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