Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Unhappy with misshapen, unevenly spaced, or stained teeth? Dental veneers are an easy cosmetic dental treatment that can improve your smile and boost your self-confidence all at once. The expert dental team of Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS, at DNTL in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, often recommend dental veneers for men and women who want a more uniform, dazzling smile. Find out if veneers are right for you. Call to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.
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Veneers Q & A
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain or composite shells that permanently bond to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers treat a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Small teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Worn-down teeth
When Dr. Kuznetsov or Dr. Tilis applies veneers to your teeth, you get a brighter, more uniform smile that can last for a decade or more.
What can I expect at my appointment for veneers?
Typically, it takes just 1-2 appointments for your dentist to prepare your teeth and place your new veneers. You shouldn’t need an anesthetic for the placement of your veneers, but if you’re concerned about comfort, the DNTL team makes every effort to minimize discomfort.
During your appointment, your dentist cleans each tooth and determines the correct size, shape, and color of your new veneers. Veneers are very thin, but it’s still necessary to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel so the veneer fits perfectly into the space. Your dental team takes impressions of your teeth so the veneers can be custom created for your mouth.
Once the veneers are ready, your dentist carefully cleans each tooth and places your new veneers using a special adhesive. A light ensures that your veneer bonds to the tooth with an exact fit and contour. Once your veneers are secured to your teeth, your dentist removes any excess adhesive and material, then polishes the veneers.
When you leave the office, you’ll have a new and improved smile that’s ready to share with the world.
How do I care for my new veneers?
Brushing and flossing as you normally would is the best way to care for your new veneers. You may want to limit coffee and other dark-colored foods and beverages that can stain your veneers. Proper oral hygiene can keep your veneers and your whole mouth looking beautiful for many years.
Even with the best care, you’ll need to replace your veneers at some point, but typically that’s several years down the road. Avoid chewing on ice, pens, or biting your nails, and ask your dentist about a mouth guard if you participate in sports, so you can protect your new smile.
If you’re ready to improve the look of your smile without extensive dental work, veneers may be an ideal solution. Schedule your consultation with DNTL today by phone or through the online booking system.