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.
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.
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.
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.
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.