You no longer have to stifle your smile to hide gaps between your teeth or conceal teeth that are chipped or discolored. You can instead opt for our porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain designed to fit over the front of your teeth. They literally provide a brand new smile in only 1-2 visits at Smile in the City in New York, restoring your smile to its full confidence and beauty. Dr. Schmidt respects tooth enamel and with our unique techniques, we offer minimal-prep and no-prep veneers which eliminate the need for removal of sensitive tooth structure.
Veneers can work extremely well to restore chipped teeth, fill spaces or gaps, and mask discoloration, and they are also beneficial for a number of other scenarios. Teeth that are heavily stained by coffee, tobacco, food, or other beverages can be restored through veneers, as can teeth discolored by aging. Porcelain veneers can also work for teeth that are worn-down, decayed, slightly crooked or damaged due to injury or a root canal procedure.
If any aspect of your smile is making you hide it, scheduling a consultation with one of our dental specialists can determine if veneers are a viable solution for you. Veneers can often be used as an alternative to crowns or for people who are not good candidates for teeth whitening treatments.
Veneers are not the only cosmetic dentistry procedure we offer, but they are one of the more common ones due to their versatility and durability. Veneers can last for many years with proper care, providing a long-term solution to an ongoing and often embarrassing issue.
When you come to Smile in the City for veneers, you are going to get a completely different experience. While veneers can be made of various materials, our dentists often opt for those made of porcelain for stronger results. Each porcelain shell is molded and cemented to the front of the tooth to ensure the most natural, comfortable results with an exact fit. We do only offer minimally-invasive veneers; we do not remove healthy tooth structure unnecessarily. Having a wonderful, state-of-the-art laboratory on premise allows us to achieve gorgeous, customized results with the thinnest veneers possible.
The procedure starts with a scheduled appointment to determine if veneers can help you obtain the results you want to achieve. We may conduct a smile analysis to ensure veneers are the best option, and we may also provide you with images of what you may expect when the procedure is complete. We’ll show you lots of before and after photographs of our actual patients, discuss your goals, and show you an array of exciting new color shades.
If you are assessed as a viable candidate, our cosmetic dentist will help you find the best color, shape and fit of veneer for your teeth. The actual construction of our porcelain veneers takes place in a dental lab, and our dentist will forward your information to the lab to ensure accuracy.
The final stage in the process involves affixing your new veneers in place. Our dentist does this by applying a resin between your original tooth and the veneer, then hardening the resin with a curing light. The end result of your veneers procedure is a beautiful smile that looks and feels natural.
We may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure your veneers are performing properly, and you can always contact us with any questions or concerns. For more information on our porcelain veneers or other procedures, please contact Smile in the City located in NYC.