Porcelain Veneers in East Village, NYC
Porcelain veneers can completely change your smile and create the look you have always dreamed of having.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
Similar in composition to fake nails, but much stronger and longer-lasting, porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the tooth surface. The color, size, position, texture, and shape of teeth can be changed without causing damage to the underlying tooth. Call (212) 979-6300 to schedule an appointment at our office in the East Village today!
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.