Skip to main content

5 Ways Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

5 Ways Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

It may seem as though some people are born with perfect teeth, but very few have a camera-ready smile without the help of a dentist. 

These days, the number of cosmetic dentistry services available can be overwhelming. That’s why our team of experts at Union Square Dental is taking a closer look at one of the most effective, versatile, and popular smile-correcting treatments: veneers

What are veneers?  

Simply put, veneers are thin, tooth-colored caps that we place on your teeth to cover and correct cosmetic flaws. We shave a thin layer of enamel off your affected tooth or teeth, take an impression of your mouth, and fit you with temporary veneers.

Veneers are typically made of porcelain or composite resin. We custom-fit them, guaranteeing you a cohesive, natural-looking smile. 

Teeth issues that veneers can fix

What can veneers do for you? Here are five of the most common smile problems veneers can address. 

Chips and cracks

Your teeth are incredibly strong, but they’re not invincible, which means that chips and cracks are often a matter of when, not if. Chips and cracks can be both an eyesore and a threat to your oral health. So we slip veneers over your damaged teeth, reinforcing and protecting them. 

Uneven teeth

Do you have some teeth that are smaller than others? Worn down? Misshapen? Veneers can restore your smile so all your teeth look the same and function properly. 

Gaps

You might think the only way to close the gaps in your smile is through months of uncomfortable metal braces, but not anymore. If your gaps are minor, we can quickly and easily close them with veneers. 

Crooked teeth

There’s a reason some people refer to veneers as “instant orthodontics.” Although they can’t change the position of your teeth, veneers can offer a quick fix for minor alignment issues if the rest of your teeth and your bite are properly aligned. 

Discoloration

No matter how straight your smile is, if it’s not bright white, it’s not going to be a smile you want to show off. 

Fortunately, veneers are also an effective teeth whitening treatment. Veneers may be an option for you if your teeth are mottled or if you have stains that traditional whitening treatments can’t address. 

Bonus: Veneers are stain-resistant, which means that you don’t have to keep coming back for whitening treatments. You can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for years to come. 

Why choose veneers?

There are many reasons we encourage our eligible patients to consider veneers. Chief among them is their ability to create a natural-looking, fully functioning smile. Veneers are also one of the most time- and cost-effective ways to fix your dental flaws. 

If you’d like more information about veneers, or if you’d like to see if you’re a candidate, don’t hesitate to make an appointment online or over the phone at our office in the Flatiron District of New York City.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness As You Age?

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness As You Age?

Getting older often comes with fine lines and wrinkles. But a discolored smile? If you feel like your pearly whites are losing their luster, you’re probably right. Here’s what you should know — and how to fix it.
Why Are My Gums Disappearing?

Why Are My Gums Disappearing?

Gum recession happens gradually, so you may not even know that your gums are disappearing until you notice a difference in the appearance of your teeth, or increased sensitivity. Without treatment, receding gums can cause serious oral health issues.
5 Reasons Your Teeth May Be More Sensitive in Winter

5 Reasons Your Teeth May Be More Sensitive in Winter

Is it your imagination, or do your teeth give you more of a shock during the winter than they do in warmer months? You know that eating ice cream cranks up your sensitivity, but can winter do it, too? The answer is more complicated than you think.
When to Have Your Dental Crown Replaced

When to Have Your Dental Crown Replaced

Dental crowns can last for decades. But if you do, too, they may need to be replaced at some point. How do you know when your dental crown isn’t safe or effective anymore? Can it always be replaced? If not, what’s the alternative?
Can Veneers Treat Crooked Teeth?

Can Veneers Treat Crooked Teeth?

If nature doesn’t give you an Instagram smile, veneers can help you achieve it. Veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry option if you have any number of tooth imperfections, including crooked teeth. 
Common Dental Concerns for Older Adults

Common Dental Concerns for Older Adults

It’s no secret that the body goes through changes with each passing year. However, people often overlook what that means for their oral health. If you want to protect your smile through every stage of life, here’s what you should know.