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Veneers & Laminates
NYC Veneers & Laminates Serving Manhattan & New York, NY
Durable and thin materials applied to the teeth by the dentists with the purpose of hiding cosmetic defects are called veneers or laminates. Our experienced cosmetic dentists, Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores at Thyme Dental Care, NYC recommend veneers or laminates when:
- the teeth appear crooked
- the teeth appear too small for the patient
- the teeth have stains that are resistant to whitening
- there are gaps between the teeth
- the teeth have chips, uneven surfaces or cracks
smile that allows you to feel self-confident, self-assured and attractive is provided to you with porcelain veneers by our dentists. In order to craft perfect custom-designed porcelain veneers that complement your facial features and unique smile, our cosmetic dentists work in collaboration with an industry leading master ceramist.
If you want to know more about veneers or laminates in New York City, you should contact our office today at 212-396-3069 to set an appointment with our experienced cosmetic dentists, who welcome patients from all areas of New York City.
“I first encountered Thyme Dental Care over a holiday weekend when I had chipped one of my teeth. I was nervous that I would have a difficult time getting it fixed since many dental offices were closed. I’m glad I settled on this place – the staff were courteous, friendly, and efficient. Dr. Andrew Flores took the time to explain the options for repair that were available to me before I was charged a dime. He guaranteed the tooth repair for a year which allows me to come back in free of charge if anything happens to the fixed tooth. I’ve now been to both their Midtown and Upper East Side locations and I really appreciate how convenient their locations are. Not only will you receive quality dental care here, but you’ll encounter a friendly and knowledgeable dentist and dental staff who care just as much about your patient experience as they do your dental needs.”
Problems Addressed by Porcelain Veneers
Many cosmetic dental problems are concealed by placing veneers or laminates over the front of teeth. Porcelain veneers can fix some of the most common issues, like:
- Crooked tooth presentation
- Stains that will not respond to tooth whitening treatments
- Spaces and gaps in between the teeth
- Unevenly sized or irregularly shaped teeth
Veneers are also sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” due to their ability to correct cosmetic malocclusions, such as issues with tooth positioning and spacing. Undeniably, these cosmetic restorations serve as a marvelous alternative to more invasive orthodontic options for some patients.
Many cosmetic problems that have an impact on a single smile can be corrected by a stand-alone solution served by porcelain veneers. Solving these cosmetic problems provide an entire smile makeover in some cases. Our dedicated and experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss this in greater detail during your consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers or Laminates?
Individuals who are not happy with the appearance of their smiles are the best candidates for dental veneers or laminates. In order to be the perfect candidates for veneers or laminates, such individuals must not be suffering from any oral ailment, like gum disease, tooth decay or oral cancer. Preexisting oral health issues need to be addressed by the dentists before considering the application of veneers.
Our dentists have a firm belief that when you laugh, smile and speak, you deserve to feel joyful and confident. You may cover your mouth with your hand, you may not want to smile or shy away from social interactions if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. All nooks and corners of your life, from your yearning to pose for photos to your feelings of self-assurance in a professional situation are affected by the way you feel about your smile. Over the course of just a few dental visits, your entire smile can be revitalized and rejuvenated by the dental veneers or laminates.
Your personal feelings about your smile govern the decision of installation of porcelain veneers. You would desperately want to implant the veneers if you are unhappy with your smile. Our cosmetic dentists formulate the treatment strategy by putting them in your shoes and by looking at things from your perspective. If you ask your heart, you would know the exact changes you want to make to your smile which you could let your dentist know about. Your dentist would listen to your concerns and recommend you the best treatments offering the longest-lasting results with the complete and most confident life.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
About three to four visits are required to place veneers at Thyme Dental Care. Dr. Flores and Dr. Lee will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, and conduct a discussion with you listening to all your concerns and covering all of your treatment options. The planning phase can start if the porcelain veneers are the best fit.
During your second visit, your smile will be prepared for your customized veneers. In order to complete tooth preparation, an impression of your teeth will be made to personalize your restorations. Temporary restorations will be implanted to act as placeholders after your teeth are prepared for veneers until the creation of your permanent veneers.
For all the porcelain veneer or laminate treatments at our practice, we work in partnership with our master ceramists, who are Certified Dental Technicians famous for their impressive skills in manufacturing ceramic restorations in New York. Our master ceramists perform the actual construction of the veneers while your treatment with our dentists is being planned. The veneers are returned to the dentists for the final placement in correct time.
The veneers and laminates are crafted according to our exact specifications by our master ceramists. With the purpose of fitting seamlessly into your smile, your veneers will be shaped, sized, shaded and polished to produce a natural look that is harmonizing your facial features and designed to contentedly fit into your mouth. Your temporary restorations will be removed on your third visit and your custom-made veneers will be implanted in their place which will depict optimal results by precisely fitting into your mouth.
A fourth visit might be needed in very rare cases for final adjustments if the personalized veneers are not unequivocally perfect. All these possibilities will be minutely discussed by our dentists during your initial consultation.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Most of the cosmetic problems are fixed in a very short time with the help of veneers and laminates. Nonetheless, the veneers or laminates offer a number of other benefits, as these are:
- Manufactured out of the highest quality materials
- Tailored to fit seamlessly into your smile
- Robust and long-lasting
- Proficient enough to complement your overall facial shape
- Easy to take care of
There are many advantages of the porcelain material due to which it is used for dental veneers, like durability and long-lasting effects. This porcelain material does not need to be changed even after decades and resists staining and fading. Our dentists can return your bright smile by replacing your veneers if they are discolored. Our veneers and laminates have a lifelike and tempting sheen and luster due to our selection of advanced materials. Our dentists will elaborate you about all the benefits delivered by porcelain veneers during your cosmetic dentistry consultation which will help you in taking the decision of their implantation.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
It is really easy and convenient to take care of the porcelain veneers which is an amazing quality. Although some modifications are needed to be made, yet veneers do not require tuning to your daily routine, as for most of the cases. In order to avoid any damage that can be caused to your porcelain veneers, you must:
- Abstain from using an astringent mouthwash
- Not use toothpastes with baking soda and other abrasives
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush
It is easy to take care of the veneers and is no different than taking care of your natural teeth. In order to keep your veneers attractive and bright, you must brush them with a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal and floss twice a day. It is recommended to pay biannual visits to the dentist, so that minor problems related to your oral health and veneers can be detected before they become serious issues. Our specialized dentists will evaluate your veneers, all adjacent teeth and underlying tooth enamel during your biannual visits to help in maintaining your oral health and charming smile.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores have 14 years of experience in delivering state-of-the-art dental care and results. They are skilled cosmetic dentists who will guide and help you to achieve your dental goals successfully. They use advanced dental techniques to provide the most gratifying experience to their respected patients.
If you want a perfect, charming smile, come through our doors at Thyme Dental Care, NYC. Schedule a consultation today with our experienced cosmetic dentists and they would love to help you!