Cosmetic Dentistry in the Upper West Side of Manhattan NY
When aesthetic dental imperfections have caused you concern and even affected your emotional and physical health, porcelain veneers are a simple and effective cosmetic treatment that we use to correct a variety of dental problems. Ranked top cosmetic dentists in the area, Dr. Kirsch uses advanced technology and years of experience to deliver healthy, happy, and restored smiles with teeth veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are ceramic shells that we bond to your teeth to enhance your smile. Created to look like natural teeth, veneers cover chips, cracks, discoloration. We use porcelain to best mirror the translucent appearance of real teeth.
Why would I need veneers?
We apply dental veneers to the surface of your tooth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic problems. We’ve found they are life-changing when it comes to:
- Repairing broken or chipped teeth.
- Reshaping worn or misshapen teeth.
- Closing gaps between teeth.
- Correcting alignment issues.
- Whitening significant discoloration.
What’s the process of getting veneers?
The first step in getting veneers is having a complete smile analysis done by one of our dentists. We consider your unique features and blend those details, such as tooth color, skin tone, and jaw structure, with your desired goals and concerns. We take X-rays and impressions and use color matching techniques to create veneers that compliment your smile and appearance. Once we’ve received your veneers from the dental lab, we prepare your teeth and bond the new veneers to their surfaces with a special material. We offer local anesthesia for extra comfort.
How do I care for my veneers?
Caring for your veneers to ensure they provide you with a beautiful smile is simple and straightforward. Keep up with your daily brushing and flossing, treating your veneers like regular teeth. Be gentle so as not to damage your gums and veneers.
What are the pros and cons of getting veneers?
An advantage of veneers is that they are less susceptible to staining than natural enamel. However, discoloration can occur to a certain extent, so be careful to limit your intake of certain drinks, such as coffee, tea, soda, and alcoholic beverages, and food, including tomato sauce, curry, and dark berries. We recommend brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with water right after consuming any of these. If properly cared for, our veneers can last for 20 years. Make sure to come in for your teeth cleanings every six months to ensure the best care possible.