Placing one or more porcelain veneers helps transform smiles in Astoria, NY, offering a solution for several different cosmetic concerns, including stained or misshapen teeth. But once placed, what can our patients do to keep their new restorations bright, and ensure they last for many years to come? We have a few suggestions in today’s blog!
Placing Your Transformative Veneers
A veneer covers the front and sides of a tooth, instantly transforming the appearance of the smile. We first prepare the teeth receiving them by removing a thin layer of enamel. We take impressions of the tooth and use the information gathered to create a custom-made restoration from porcelain, a strong material that also mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel. We place them onto the prepared tooth, using the restoration to mask teeth stains, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, close gaps between teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. A powerful bonding agent will hold them in place and with proper care and attention, they can last for decades to come. The creation and placement process only take two visits to complete, and offers a chance to transform your smile, addressing multiple esthetic issues with a single treatment option.
Maintaining A Custom Restoration
Even though porcelain contains stain-resistant materials, they still benefit from routine care. After all, the teeth they’re attached to are still susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Flossing before bed is also essential, as this removes the food particles a toothbrush alone cannot. Try to cut back on drinks with dark pigments, such a coffee, red wine, tea, and soda, as these could stain your new restorations. Also, make time to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning. We can monitor your natural teeth and new restorations, watching for signs of developing problems. Our team can also clean the teeth, removing plaque and tartar from your smile and protecting your teeth from tooth decay, infection, and periodontal tissues. If you have any questions about creating and placing custom-made porcelain veneers, or about the care needed to keep them bright and strong for many years to come, then please contact our team today.
Is Your Smile Ready for Cosmetic Care?
For those with stained, damaged, or misshapen teeth, we may have the perfect cosmetic solution, one that can completely transform the appearance of your smile. For more information on our lifelike dental veneers or any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.