A radiant smile can make a lasting impression and boost confidence, but minor imperfections like stains, gaps, and chips can quickly make confidence fizzle. If you want to transform your smile into a dazzling set of pearly whites, veneers can be an excellent solution.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surfaces of your teeth, providing a natural and flawless appearance. They’ve gained popularity among people on and off the red carpet seeking a Hollywood smile.
But are they right for you? Read on as Dr. David Blaustein and our team here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in New York City explore four compelling reasons to consider veneers.
Veneers can instantly transform a smile
Veneers can deliver a stunning smile transformation in a relatively short period. If you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, veneers are a quick fix. The shells are custom-designed to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
Once we bond the veneers to your teeth, you can enjoy an instantly improved smile that looks natural and aesthetically pleasing.
Veneers can address many problems
Veneers are versatile. They can effectively address a variety of cosmetic dental concerns at once. Even if your teeth are crooked, misaligned, or gapped, veneers can create a straighter and more symmetrical smile.
And because veneers completely cover the front surfaces of your teeth, they can provide a solution for teeth that are stained or resistant to traditional whitening methods.
Veneers are durable
Because veneers are so thin, you might worry they’re fragile and require constant maintenance. However, modern veneers are made from high-quality materials such as porcelain or composite resin, known for their durability.
When properly cared for, veneers can provide long-lasting smile enhancement. Research shows many last for 10 years; cared for, they can last up to 20 years. Practice good oral hygiene and visit Dr. Blaustein regularly to ensure the longevity of your veneers.
Veneers are a minimally invasive option
Getting veneers involves minimal tooth preparation, as only a small amount of enamel (about half a millimeter) needs to be removed to accommodate them. That means your natural tooth structure is largely preserved.
Are veneers right for you?
A dazzling smile can significantly boost your self-esteem and overall appearance. Veneers can provide that boost and may be worth considering if:
- You’re unhappy with your smile
- Your smile has minor imperfections, such as small gaps or crooked teeth
- You have multiple issues you want to address at one time
- You’re committed to maintaining your veneers (e.g., not chewing on non-food items)
- Your stained teeth don’t respond to traditional whitening methods
If you're interested in improving your smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Blaustein by calling the office in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, or book your visit online.