Porcelain veneers, occasionally known as dental veneers, give our New York cosmetic dentist Dr. Rozneberg the ability to correct imperfections like teeth misalignment, differences, spots, and cracks in your teeth. Dr. Rozenberg additionally uses porcelain veneers to reshape, lengthen or shorten teeth and create excellent symmetrical smile makeovers. The porcelain veneer process is one of the most famous cosmetic dentistry treatments which is almost painless. While visiting Dr. Lana's Manhattan detnal spa she can custom fit slender, long-lasting veneers to the desirable fit for your unique smile, with results that both seem amazing and feel natural. Plus, porcelain dental veneers enhance the look of your smile and are very long lasting.
Porcelain veneers can be an excellent choice if you're looking to correct a major or minor imperfection. For custom smile makeovers porcelain veneers is another nyc cosmetic dentist specialty she is known for. Specific dental injuries, along with things we eat and drink and the natural aging process all can have a negative impact on our teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct both practical and aesthetic states for example:
Openings between the teeth
Worn teeth down
Spots and discolorations from coffee and wine -drinking, tobacco use, and other variables are often many reasons her patients come in for a visit.
THE ADVANTAGES OF Manhattan NYC PORCELAIN VENEERS
Porcelain veneers play a leading part in the custom cosmetic dentistry makeover procedure and they offer an excellent advantage in comparison with the alternatives accessible before. Porcelain veneers allows Dr. Rozenberg to create a unique solution to your unique needs. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry Dr. Rozenberg can keep virtually all of the natural tooth structure while creating a picture perfect, natural looking smile.
THE PORCELAIN DENTAL VENEERS PROCEDURE
Every porcelain veneer procedure and smile makeover is a custom process beginning with a private consultation with in Dr. Rozenbergs Manhattan Dental Spa. She will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to ascertain if they're the most suitable choice for you and if you're a candidate for porcelain veneers. You'll be just a couple of appointments away from a your perfect custom smile... to find out if you are a great fit contact us for a free consultation.
THE PORCELAIN DENTAL VENEERS PROCESS
The veneers themselves are made of an extremely solid ceramic designed to last for an extended period of time. The thin shells are custom made to fit over the front part of your tooth and conceal imperfections that are discussed with Dr. Lana. With most patients, you don't need to remove a substantial part of the tooth before fitting the veneer. After affixing the veneer with a powerful cement, you get a natural colored tint so it looks as if it was always there among your surrounding teeth.
Most people will never even know you have veneers, so feel confident you will be in the best care with Dr. Rozneberg!
Will Porcelain Fillings Last as Long as Silver Fillings?
Yes. Porcelain fillings are extremely strong and durable. When the restoration is done properly, porcelain fillings will often last 15 years, and sometimes significantly longer.
Are Porcelain Fillings Sensitive to Hot and Cold?
Unlike silver fillings, porcelain is not a good conductor of temperatures. Therefore, porcelain fillings have very little sensitivity to hot and cold.
Should I Change all my Silver Fillings to Porcelain Fillings?
The drilling process to remove silver fillings can be irritating to the tooth, so we don't usually recommend replacing all silver fillings. If there is a problem with a silver filling, such as cracks in the filling or a new cavity beneath the filling, then replacing the filling with porcelain would be a great option.
While silver fillings have been used for decades in dentistry, recent research shows that the expansive nature of silver fillings can actually fracture and crack teeth. Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. in New York City offers patients many alternatives to silver fillings, including resin (tooth-colored) fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are a great alternative that can create a bright, youthful smile, but should only be used in cases where tooth structure and strength is not compromised.
Restoring a tooth with a resin filling is similar to the process used with traditional silver fillings. First, the decay is removed and the tooth is prepared to receive the composite. The composite is layered into the cavity and hardened with a curing light. To finish the procedure, the filling is polished and the bite is checked. Because resin fillings are color blended to match your teeth so perfectly, patients look cavity- free.
Resin fillings typically last anywhere from 6 to 12 years and usually only require one visit to complete. The resin filling composite bonds with your tooth to further support the remaining tooth structure, while helping to prevent any further breakage or damage to the tooth. There is little sensitivity to hot or cold items that is often experienced with silver amalgam fillings. There is also less drilling involved with resin fillings.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made Of?
Tooth-colored/white fillings are made of a soft putty-like resin that is hardened in the mouth with a blue curing light.
Do Tooth-Colored Resin Fillings Last As Long As Silver Fillings?
When the restoration is performed properly, some tooth-colored fillings can last as long as silver fillings. The compression and bonding strength of resin materials has dramatically improved over the years, resulting in an increased life span for tooth-colored resin fillings.
Should I Change All My Silver Fillings To Tooth-Colored Fillings?
It is usually not recommended to change all silver fillings to tooth-colored fillings because the drilling process to remove silver fillings can be irritating to the tooth. If there is a cavity or cracks in any silver fillings, then tooth- colored fillings are a great option.
Dental implants are a great solution for patients who are missing teeth. Implants look and feel like natural teeth and are surgically inserted into the upper or lower jaw without sacrificing the integrity of surrounding teeth. Because dental implants are joined to your bone structure, they help prevent the bone loss and gum recession that is commonly seen when using bridgework or dentures.
Placing dental implants requires several appointments between two doctors. An oral or periodontal surgeon will evaluate the patient’s health and quality of their jaw bone to determine if they are a good candidate for a dental implant. They will take impressions and occlusal records to send to the laboratory to create the final model and an implant stent.
The oral surgeon will use the stent as a guide to place the dental implant in the optimal position. The dental implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, will require 2 to 6 months to heal and bond to the bone. At this time, a temporary tooth will be placed over the implant site. Once the site is healed, Dr. Rozenberg will complete the restoration above the gum by placing a permanent artificial tooth over the implant.
Following the treatment, patients must continue to brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Rozenberg for regular dental checkups. Periodic follow-ups will be necessary to monitor the dental implant and surrounding teeth and gums to make sure they stay healthy.
Are Implant Teeth Harder To Maintain Than Normal Teeth?
Dental implants do provide more challenges when it comes to dental care, but if patients practice proper dental maintenance and visit their dentists routinely, the implant will function like a natural tooth.
Are Dental Implants Better Than Bridges?
In most cases, dental implants serve as better restorations than bridges because they are easier to maintain. However, not all patients are candidates to receive dental implants. Sometimes a patient's oral anatomy is not sufficient for dental implant placement. A thorough dental evaluation is necessary before either option is recommended.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last as long as 20 years, providing patients care for and maintain them properly.
Dental bridges are another great option for patients who are missing teeth. Bridges replace one or more missing teeth by using surrounding teeth, called abutments, to support the missing tooth, called a pontic. The abutment teeth will be evaluated to prove they are healthy and able to withstand masticatory, or chewing, forces. This evaluation will determine the success of a bridge.
The initial dental visit consists of preparing the abutment teeth. These teeth are shaped and reduced to make room for the abutment crowns, and an impression is made and sent to a laboratory. The laboratory uses these impressions to fabricate the underlying metal substructure of the bridge. During the initial visit, a temporary resin bridge is made to cover and protect the abutment teeth and fill the gap from the missing tooth.
During the second visit, a shade is taken to color-match to existing teeth, and the metal substructure is tested for proper fit. A second impression is made to register the patient’s bite and is sent to the lab to create the porcelain bridge and add it to the metal framework. At the final visit, the final bridge is placed, final bite adjustments are made, and then the bridge is cemented into the patient’s mouth.
Are Dental Bridges Harder To Maintain Than Natural Teeth Or Implant Teeth?
Yes, bridges are more difficult to maintain because flossing is more difficult. It is not possible to floss between the replacement tooth and the crowns because it is in one piece. Patients will be given special floss devices to assist in the proper cleaning, care and maintenance of dental bridges.