Do you have one tooth that doesn’t match the rest because it’s discolored or chipped? Or are you unhappy with many aspects of your smile and wish you could get all new teeth? Whether you’re looking to improve just one tooth or get a whole new smile, veneers are the most powerful treatment option. With veneers, we can give you the exact smile you desire. They can be whiter, brighter, straighter, and more beautiful–there are almost no limits. Or we can fix just that one tooth so that it blends perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
From one perfect tooth to an entirely new smile, veneers are the ideal solution. To learn how veneers can help your smile, please call (212) 557-8668 today for an appointment with Columbus Circle cosmetic dentist Dr. Karthilde Appolon.
What Dental Veneers Can Do
Veneers are among the most powerful treatments in cosmetic dentistry. They can correct almost any complaint you have about the appearance of your teeth. With veneers, we can improve teeth that are:
- Small or worn
- Poorly shaped
- Crooked or gapped
Essentially, dental veneers can remake your teeth how you want them. Anything short of a missing tooth can be corrected with veneers. In some cases where major changes are required, we might recommend dental crowns rather than veneers for improved structural stability.
We can also decide how many teeth we want to change. One veneer can correct a single tooth, but we can expand the change to your entire smile by using more veneers.
Best of all, veneers can make all these changes at the same time. In less than a month, you can have your beautiful new smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramics that are bonded to the front of the tooth. The veneer can extend over the biting surface or side of the tooth if necessary. This gives the tooth a new, more attractive visible surface.
That’s what enables veneers to give you essentially an entirely new smile: they do give your tooth an entirely new surface. This means that your smile can be remade without worrying about the limitations of your natural teeth. They can be as white as you want and can be the shape and arrangement that you want. You’re not limited by the family smile you have inherited from your parents and grandparents.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
People often think that veneers are fragile and prone to breaking, but that’s not true. In past, veneers were made of porcelain, but today they are made of advanced ceramics. Modern ceramics are so strong that they are commonly used in bulletproof vests and tank armor. Some are stronger than titanium.
For veneers, we pick materials that are both strong and attractive, but these are still stronger than your natural teeth, so they are very durable and when properly cared for can last a long time. Studies show that about 95% of veneers last more than ten years, and about 85% last more than 20 years when properly placed and cared for.
If you have bite conditions like TMJ or bruxism, proper care might include wearing a bite guard to protect veneers.
Are you Ready to Change Your Smile?
If you are looking to have the beautiful smile you’ve longed for, veneers might be right for you. To start the journey to your new smile, please call (212) 557-8668 today for an appointment with Dr. Karthilde Appolon at Appolon Dental Group in Columbus Circle, Manhattan.