Your smile is your calling card -- an introduction to others in new social situations. When you’re confident with the appearance of your smile, you project it to the world and put them at ease. A beautiful smile can help you in any situation, from a business boardroom to personal connections. It’s all about putting your best teeth forward.
The impact of smile flaws
It’s easy to feel embarrassed about even simple smile flaws. Without giving it thought, you might hide your smile because of imperfections that you’ve lived with for years. Many people are unhappy with the color of their teeth, so it’s no surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry services.
Whiter teeth are great, but what about other issues? Even though some celebrities embrace the personality offered by gaps and irregularities in their smiles, most people remain frustrated with theirs. Crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth may all detract from the image you want to put forth. The big question is: How can you affordably overhaul your smile with all these little flaws?
Tooth “capping” was once the Hollywood secret to a dazzling smile. These so-called caps are actually porcelain veneers, and they offer much more than just bright whiteness. In fact, veneers can tackle many of the annoying smile flaws that bother.
Thin porcelain chips that attach to the outside of your teeth, dental veneers can successfully hide a wide range of imperfections. You can blend veneers to match your natural teeth or you can opt for a several-shades-whiter brightness.
Fitting you for custom-made porcelain veneers typically takes two appointments. Your existing teeth need some minor preparation to accept the veneers. Then we take dental impressions that a dental lab uses during the manufacturing process. Finally, you’re fitted with temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones.
During your second appointment, we apply the veneers with a special adhesive. This is a quick and painless procedure.
Caring for dental veneers
Veneers may last 20 years or more. The key to long life is to treat the veneers as you would your own teeth, with care and consideration. Stay away from foods and drinks that can stain, floss and brush your teeth regularly, and come in for your biannual cleanings and checkup.
Are porcelain veneers right for you? Schedule a consultation with us at Rozenberg Dental NYC to learn more about the service and how it can take your smile from tepid to top-notch. Dr. Lana Rozenberg and the rest of our team are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call our office located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Or you can request an appointment online today.