Consider veneers if you want to transform your smile without having to undergo extensive dental work. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentist Nina Babayev, DDS, and the team use dental veneers to correct minor oral imperfections, like crooked and malformed teeth. Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a veneer consultation, or make your appointment online today.
Veneers are custom-crafted porcelain shells your dentist bonds to your front teeth. They’re permanent and stain-resistant, and help mask cosmetic imperfections like chips, stains, and cracks.
Once placed, veneers look and function like your natural teeth. With good oral hygiene and preventive care, they often last 10-12 years and sometimes longer.
The Nassau Dental Spa team uses veneers to correct various cosmetic problems, including:
Veneers can also repair minor damage, such as chips, cracks, and pitting.
Veneers and crowns both bond to your teeth, but they aren’t the same thing.
A crown covers your entire tooth. It prevents further damage and offers protection. Crowns can be used on any tooth.
Veneers cover the front surfaces of your front teeth. They correct cosmetic problems but won’t necessarily prevent cavities or other oral health problems.
At Nassau Dental Spa, getting veneers takes two visits several weeks apart.
Your provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays, checking for cavities and other underlying problems. If you have crooked or crowded teeth or gum disease, it’s important to address these issues before getting veneers.
If you have healthy teeth and gums, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental lab. The lab then manufactures a set of custom veneers.
When your veneers are ready, you return to Nassau Dental Spa. Your dentist bonds them to the front surfaces of your teeth, removes any excess material, and provides care instructions.
You can do various things to keep your veneers in optimal condition. The Nassau Dental Spa team recommends:
If you play sports or grind your teeth, protect your veneers with a mouthguard.
Call Nassau Dental Spa to see if you can benefit from veneers or request your appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.