When you have cosmetic flaws, such as chipped or stained teeth, you don’t have to let them affect your self-confidence. These deficiencies can make you hesitant about talking to others or smiling in front of them. However, dental veneers provide an excellent way to cover these imperfections and improve your smile. At M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers porcelain dental veneers for patients in New York City, who have stains, chips, or other flaws that affect the appearance of their teeth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, yet sturdy coverings that bond to your teeth’s surface to make them look more natural and hide imperfections.
These veneers offer an alternative way to improve the appearance of your teeth if you’re not a good candidate for teeth whitening, composite bonding, or other cosmetic procedures. Dental veneers also last for several years, making them a good investment for your teeth and smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Dr. Yeung uses porcelain veneers, which are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance. They also offer the following benefits:
- Aren’t as harsh on gum tissue as composite resin veneers can be
- Can be used for a wide range of cosmetic issues, including discoloration, chips, gaps, and cracks
- Can be used with other forms of treatment, such as tooth whitening
- Have a natural look and are custom-made for your smile
What happens during the dental veneer process?
Dr. Yeung has to reshape your teeth before applying porcelain veneers. That involves removing some of the enamel on your teeth to prevent veneers from making them look too bulky.
After reshaping your teeth, Dr. Yeung has you come back in to have your porcelain veneers applied once they’re ready. Your veneers should closely resemble your natural teeth.
Do I have to worry about stains?
Porcelain veneers shouldn’t stain, so you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods or beverages. Just make sure that you’re brushing and flossing your teeth each day to help your veneers stay in good shape.
Your surrounding teeth can still become stained, which can affect your smile if your veneers end up being brighter than these other teeth. Dr. Yeung might recommend having teeth whitening done if needed for a more uniform smile.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years, although this varies from person to person. Keep in mind that veneers can become chipped or even come off of your teeth, which means Dr. Yeung might need to replace them or repair them. You might also need adjustments made to them over time as your teeth and gum tissue change.
If you have chipped teeth or other cosmetic flaws, contact M.Y. Dental Spa to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yeung.