Manhattan Veneers | Upper East Side Dentist
Maintaining the health of your teeth is of course of utmost importance. In a perfect world, regular brushing and flossing would be enough to maintain brilliant, white, healthy teeth. We here at Dr. Latinelli’s office understand that occasionally this idea isn’t a reality; even with regular maintenance, teeth can become stained, poorly shaped, or crooked. It is these situations for which we would recommend applying tribeca dental veneer.
A veneer is a thin piece of plastic or porcelain that is permanently cemented over the front of your teeth. For people with teeth that are misshapen or discolored, but otherwise healthy, this is a simple way to create a brilliant, beautiful smile using little to no anesthesia. Veneers are long lasting and highly resistant to further staining from coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Porcelain veneers are especially good at masking color defects and damage to the teeth.
The veneer is made by one of our expert dental lab technicians, working from a mold provided by your dentist. You’ll schedule three appointments with our office: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.
The preparation visit will last around two hours. The teeth are lightly buffed, which may require a local anesthetic. Your technician will also take a mold of your teeth to be used in creating the Upper East Side veneers.
The bonding process also takes around 1-2 hours. The veneers are placed on the teeth and adjusted for fit and color. The teeth are cleaned with dental chemicals, and then a special cement is used to bond the veneer to the teeth. Using a laser beam, the cement is catalyzed and hardened. The bonding process is generally irreversible, due to the frequent necessity of removing some enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneer.
Following the application is a two-week adjustment period. You may notice that your teeth feel different in shape and size. This is nothing to worry about: you’re simply adjusting to your new beautiful smile! It’s important to remember to brush and floss regularly, treating the veneer as you would your teeth.
Contact our dentist today to schedule your next appointment. Please feel free to call us at 212-752-7188 with any questions.