Dental Veneers in New York City
In today’s world, white teeth are a million-dollar smile. Each person in the dentition has a slight curvature, gap, minor irregularity, or other defects that prevent you from achieving a beautiful smile. iSmile Dental will help to hide slight imperfections and get the perfect and bright color of the teeth.
What are veneers?
Veneers are micro prostheses in the form of thin plates, the desired color and shape, designed to be installed on the front of the teeth. The thickness of such "petals" is 0.5 mm, so a person does not feel any restrictions and discomfort during wearing.
The material used can transmit light well, allowing you to achieve high-quality concealment of defects and the appearance of natural teeth. This explains that micro prostheses prefer to be put on the ten uppers and eight lower teeth.
Ceramic veneers – achieving maximum naturalness. They allow you to make the front teeth bright and snow-white. Most often, they are used to hide yellowness or darkening from drinking drinks with coloring pigment, small cracks, and cosmetic defects. The main thing is that the light penetrates perfectly into the plate, so outwardly, the smile turns out to be as natural as possible, and no one will notice the lining.
Composite veneers – the fast restoration of teeth. They are linings made of polymeric material on the tooth's visible part. Composites are much cheaper while being able to make a smile just as attractive. Most often, such designs are used to improve one or two teeth. The installation takes place during one session at the dentist. First, a thin layer of enamel is removed, and then the polymer material is layered with the help of an adhesive system.
Doctors recommend installing veneers to eliminate such problems:
- Discoloration after undergoing caries treatment.
- The presence of fillings, chips, and cracks in the smile area.
- Wide gaps between the teeth.
- Abrasion of enamel, which appeared after prolonged wearing of braces.
Different types of veneers help cope with many cosmetic problems, but they are far from ideal. Such micro prostheses have limitations because they aim to improve the teeth' appearance rather than their complete change.
Veneers can not be put with severe problems with the bite, the absence of chewing teeth, or the presence of large fillings. It is impossible to use micro prostheses for people with bruxism. And, of course, it is forbidden to install such "petals" to those who are accustomed to opening bottles with their teeth, gnawing nuts, or have other similar habits.
Features of installation of veneers
The critical advantage of veneers is a painless and quick installation. No severe preparation is required, and the doctors of iSmile Dental will help to find the desired result in 2-3 doses. But the patient must have healthy teeth. If there are caries or problems with the gums, the doctors will first put your teeth in order and proceed to the procedure. Additionally, it is required to remove the upper layer of enamel and eliminate tartar.
Stages of installation of veneers:
- Preparation for micro prosthetics. The doctor helps the patient to choose the color of the veneer on a special scale.
- Preparation. The upper tooth enamel is sharpened to a certain depth. This procedure is painless, and people with teeth of small size and good shape are waiting for minimal treatment.
- Scan. The doctor scans the teeth and sends the data to the laboratory.
- Production. A dental technician uses a special microscope in the lab to create the perfect veneer, which guarantees a long service life.
- Fixation. When the design is ready, the patient will be invited to the clinic for fixation with composite glue. The resulting micro prostheses must be polished.
Doctors of iSmile Dental perform their work qualitatively, so it will be almost impossible to distinguish the installed structures from natural teeth in the oral cavity. High-quality materials and modern equipment are used, guaranteeing veneers a long service life.
Remember that the teeth are coated with veneers exclusively for medical reasons. iSmile Dental will make every effort to make your smile even more beautiful.
Ten years after the installation of veneers, their survival rate is 95% – such data are contained in a review of international studies. Observations show that veneers have served some patients for more than 30 years.
The shelf life of ceramic veneers is unlimited; on average, they serve 10-12 years.
Replace all stiff brushes with soft or ultra-soft brushes. Rough bristles can damage the surface. Dental floss and irrigator should be used as often as possible, each time after eating. Do not neglect the mouthwash. Every three months, professional teeth cleaning is indicated.
Analogs of veneers – lumineers, componeers, ultraneers, nanoneers. They differ from veneers in material, thickness, method of manufacture, and method of attachment to teeth.
Irreversibility of the procedure – before attaching the plate, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth. This layer will not recover, so you can not change your mind after gluing veneers. Before grinding and after grinding, the sensitivity of the teeth is very different. Therefore, if the veneers have become unusable, they will have to be replaced.
Contraindications to veneers:
- With increased abrasion of teeth.
- If there are no teeth responsible for chewing.
- The patient is engaged in extreme sports.
- The patient suffers from bruxism.
- With severe destruction of the inner part of the teeth.
- If there are fillings of medium and large sizes on the inner part.
After removing a relatively large layer of enamel from the tooth, it will finally lose its appearance, which cannot be restored.
After the installation of veneers, soreness can persist for 10-14 days. There should be no acute, throbbing pain. Mild discomfort is normal, but it happens that the pain becomes unbearable.
Braces will make the dentition smooth and correct protruding (dystopic) and tilted teeth but cannot change their color, shape, or size. Veneers will help with slight irregularities and close the dental gaps – by preparing the tooth and installing the lining of the desired shape.
Ceramic veneers, for example, have an almost unlimited lifespan since the material is not subject to caries. However, with improper care, the uncovered part of the tooth can begin to collapse, shortening the service life of the veneer itself. To avoid this allows proper consideration and a careful attitude to your teeth.