Our Murray Hill dental office in Midtown Manhattan offers a variety of dental treatments and procedures to help you achieve the best smile and improve your overall oral health. Our highly trained and dedicated dentists, specialists, and support staff are here to help you understand your options and offer you solutions to any problems you have with your teeth. Dental veneers are a common solution to missing, cracked, or chipped teeth, and we are pleased to offer them to our clients in Murray Hill and surrounding areas.
Veneers are a dental product that offers a permanent solution to cracked, chipped or partially missing teeth. Veneers are made from strong porcelain and are permanently adhered to your existing tooth to provide a brand-new tooth that is similar in shape and color to your existing teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to getting dental implants, which can be much more costly and time-consuming than veneers. Dental implants are also much more invasive than a treatment involving veneers, and it is for that reason that many clients choose to have veneers installed over their cracked or chipped teeth.
The process involved in getting dental veneers
is a three-step process. The first step in the process is to determine if the
existing tooth can support the veneer when it is made. The tooth is prepared
using a sanding technique that will shape the tooth into a more desirable shape
to hold the new veneer. After preparation of the tooth, the client will have an
impression taken using a mold. The mold is then sent off to the dental lab
where over the course of a few weeks, a new porcelain veneer resembling your
tooth color and size will be prepared and built for you. In the meantime, our
dentists will place a temporary veneer,
so you don’t have to continue to walk around with a cracked or chipped tooth.
The second step in getting dental veneers is to return to our dental office in Murray Hill and have your teeth cleaned thoroughly. This is usually done with an acidic solution designed to dissolve any debris on the tooth in order to create a solid adhesion between the existing tooth and the new veneer. You don’t want any dust or air bubbles getting into your veneer adhesive. Once the tooth is prepared, the third step can begin.
The third step in getting dental veneers is to apply cement to the existing tooth, and the veneer and then one of our highly trained veneer specialists will place the veneer over your existing tooth. The tooth is then secured with more cement, and the excess dental cement is carefully cleaned and removed.
Finally, the dentist will inspect your new veneer and talk to you about how to care for it in the long term. When you visit your dentist again for other procedures or for regular check ups, your veneer will be assessed to ensure it is staying put. Veneers can last for up to 10 years, and even longer with proper care.
Just like your regular, real teeth, veneers are susceptible to cracking and chipping. They are not bullet proof. You will need to ensure you continue proper oral hygiene practices so avoid any issues throughout the life of your teeth, and your veneers. You can extend the life of your veneers with regular dental visits, letting your dentist know if there are any issues with your veneers as soon as possible, and ensuring you keep up with your oral health regime.
Dental veneers are a great solution for anyone
who has a cracked or chipped tooth. There are many opportunities to fix a tooth
with veneers, and because it is a
relatively easy and simple process, clients can have their new veneer in as little as two weeks from the
time the procedure has been started. There is no pain involved, and it is a much more economical choice than having
permanent implants installed in your gums. What’s
more, implants can take up to one year to
complete, depending on how quickly your gums heal from the surgery. Veneers are
permanent for up to 10 years, but some patients get much more time out of them.
Dentists will typically recommend dental veneers for clients who have cracked or chipped teeth in the front of their mouth. Because veneers are cosmetic, and most clients want them to hide the deficiencies with their front teeth, veneers are not recommended for back teeth. However, dentists may recommend a sealer or another treatment with cement in order to stop the teeth from cracking further in the back of the mouth. Crowns are often a good solution for back teeth, but dental veneers are a great solution for front teeth.
If you are interested in talking about the
options available to you to treat your cracked or chipped teeth, contact our
Murray Hill veneer specialists today. We can walk you through the variety of
options available and give you all of the information you need to make a
decision about your new veneers.
Don’t put off getting your teeth fixed because you think you might not be eligible for treatment. We work with a variety of insurance companies to help you pay for your treatment, and we offer flexible payments so our clients can get the smiles they want without the burden of worrying about how to pay for them. We look forward to hearing from you.