If you’re like most people, you want your smile to be one of the things people remember most about you. But if you have dental flaws, showing off your smile is probably one of the last things you want to do. Your less-than-perfect teeth can even make you feel self-conscious during normal social activities, like talking, laughing, or eating with other people.
With the help of our team of dental specialists at Union Square Dental in Flatiron, New York City, you don’t have to let dental flaws stop your smile. We understand the negative impact embarrassing tooth troubles can have in your life, and we’re here to help.
Many patients with dental issues struggle with more than one type of dental flaw. That’s why one of our favorite treatments for correcting imperfect smiles is versatile dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain or composite resin that cover the front surface of your teeth to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Veneers are permanently fixed in place, meaning you can smile, talk, drink, eat, and laugh without worrying about them moving.
When you get veneers — for one or as many teeth you want to correct — each veneer is sized and sealed to the individual tooth to ensure a perfect fit. To start, your dentist carefully removes a thin layer of your tooth’s dental enamel, creating room for the veneer to fit on your tooth and line up with the rest of your teeth.
The materials are made to match the shade and shape of your teeth. Once your veneers are in place, your smile is bright and free of flaws — all while looking and feeling natural.
How are dental veneers versatile?
At Union Square Dental, we’ve noticed many of our patients are concerned about more than one dental flaw. For example, you may want to close a gap in your teeth and whiten them. Veneers are an amazingly versatile treatment option as they can correct multiple problems with one solution, making our patients smile!
Even better? When you’re tackling multiple smile flaws with traditional one-off solutions, it can get costly. But because veneers can treat more than one issue, they provide a cost-effective alternative for making over your smile.
Here are a few of the smile flaws dental veneers can correct:
Chips and cracks
It’s easy to damage your teeth through impact or by biting something hard. Dental veneers hide embarrassing chips and cracks, making your teeth appear whole and imperfection-free. They also provide a seal to protect your teeth from further damage or decay.
Gaps between teeth
It’s a fact: Teeth move over time, whether or not you had braces. For many people, moving teeth leads to noticeable gaps and spaces. Veneers provide a lasting solution because they can be sized and shaped to cover those gaps and spaces between your natural teeth.
Tooth whitening and more
Dental stains that reach the deeper layers of your teeth can’t be erased with traditional whitening treatments. Dental veneers, however, can whiten and brighten all of your teeth by hiding those tough stains. What’s more? Veneers cover up other unsightly dental issues, like crooked teeth, uneven edges and surfaces, and previous dental work.
A uniform smile
Many people have one or more teeth that don’t quite match the rest in size or color. Grinding your teeth can cause your teeth to wear unevenly. Fear not — the team at Union Square Dental can custom-shape your veneers to give you a uniform smile.
Are dental veneers right for me?
Dental veneers are an excellent fix for people interested in improving the appearance of their smile. While most people are good candidates for veneers, not everyone can safely get dental veneers. If you have severe, active gum disease or weakened teeth, or if you don’t have enough dental enamel, our team may recommend alternative treatments.
Before recommending a course of treatment, your provider at Union Square Dental evaluates any current dental conditions along with your dental history. You can rest easy knowing our team customizes a treatment plan to help you meet your dental goals and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Learn how versatile dental veneers can give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Contact our office today by calling 212-675-7877 to schedule an appointment with Union Square Dental.