Are you embarrassed by your smile? Does your smile have one or more of the following imperfections?
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Dental veneers in Rego Park, New York, may be for you! Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front of your teeth. These porcelain or resin composite sheets are tooth colored and can greatly enhance the appearance of your smile by changing the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. Ask our talented dentist about the pros of each veneer material to determine which is best for you.
The first step in getting veneers is to consult with the dentist about what you would like to accomplish with your smile. X-rays and imprints will then be made of one or more teeth so the veneers can be made. About ½ millimeter of enamel is then removed to prepare the tooth/teeth for veneers. Because of this, veneers are usually permanent. Without this step, veneers would not fit well in your mouth. Your dentist will then make another imprint of your teeth for the preparation of the veneers. On your next visit, Dr. Eftihia Thomopoulos will check the fit of the veneers. Then, she will further prepare the tooth through cleaning, polishing, and etching (roughening the tooth for a better bonding process). A cement is applied to the veneer and it is placed on the tooth. A special light is then applied to make the cement set quickly. In just two visits to our office, you can completely make over your smile!
We invite you to call our office today for more information and to discover whether veneers are right for you.