Our team is ready to help you enjoy a stunning new smile, which means we can handle your cosmetic concerns, such as stained or even misshapen teeth. With a single treatment, we can often offer a smile makeover, correcting several cosmetic concerns at once. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about how we craft and place porcelain veneers.
Starting With a Consultation
First, we need to take a close look at your smile to assess the cause and extent of your esthetic concerns. We will examine the teeth with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can understand the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues, and plan your treatment process in detail.
Creating Your Custom Veneers
If we decide porcelain veneers are right for you, then we will start by numbing the teeth receiving them and then removing a thin layer of outer tooth enamel. Once we do, our team will take detailed digital images of the teeth from multiple angles. We then combining these to create a 3D impression, one that enable us to design and fabricate the finished restorations in detail. When they’re ready, our team will attach them to the front of the teeth with a powerful bonding agent, which secures your cosmetic restorations for years to come.
Possible Smile Improvements
When in place, these instantly change the shape and color of the teeth. The porcelain material can also be color matched to blend with your smile seamlessly. When in place, we can use them to mask permanent teeth stains and close embarrassing gaps between your teeth. They help lengthen worn down tooth structure, and repair for minor chips and cracks. Placement could also reshape malformed teeth and improve your overall bite balance.
Protecting Your New Veneers
To keep your new porcelain veneers bright, and to safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to so they can last for years to come, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. At home, you should take time to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes, and to also floss every evening too. Try to avoid foods and drinks high in sugar. The actions help limit the risks of not only stains, but tooth decay and gum disease too, which could threaten your newly restored tooth. We also want to see you for a checkup and cleaning every six months as well!
If you have any questions about how we improve the health and beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Astoria, NY Dentist About Custom Dental Restorations
If you’re ready to obtain a stunning new smile, then please call Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS at 718-728-8320.