Should I Get Veneers?

If you’re considering investing in veneers to fix a problem with your teeth or to change something you don’t like about your smile, you’re not alone. Although it may seem like everyone on your favorite Netflix show or Instagram has naturally perfect teeth, chances are they had popular cosmetic dentistry treatments done, like professional teeth whitening and veneers. 

The good news is that you don’t have to be a celebrity or social media influencer to have a perfect smile. Veneers are available to anyone who wants to fix certain types of damage or make cosmetic improvements to their teeth. 

At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists, Dr. Elizabeth Abrams and Dr. Michael Abrams, offer a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services for the whole family at our office in Manhasset, New York. Specifically, here’s a look at why you may want to come in for dental veneers.

How veneers can help your smile

Veneers are a good option for some of the most common types of cosmetic dental damage, such as stains and discolorations, and minor to moderate chips and cracks. They can also close gaps and spacing, as well as change the size and shape of your teeth for cosmetic improvement.

Veneers are bonded onto the surface of the teeth, and can last for as many as 10 years or longer with good oral hygiene practices and regular dental care. 

In addition to improving the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth, they’re also used to seal and reinforce a tooth after root canal therapy. 

When you shouldn’t get veneers

Veneers are a great option to fix moderate cosmetic damage to your front teeth and for cosmetic makeovers. However, they aren’t always the best option. If you have a severely cracked tooth, a  large cavity that’s too big to repair with a traditional filling, or missing teeth, dental crowns and implants are more appropriate.

If you have large spaces and gaps between your teeth caused by bite and alignment problems, you may need orthodontics like braces or Invisalign® to correct the issue.

Preparing for your veneers

Before you invest in veneers, the first step is to get a dental check-up and cleaning. This will make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and allow you to take care of any underlying oral health issues. Our dentists will go over your options with you and make a recommendation based on your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.

A beautiful smile and improved oral health are just a phone call away. For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options available to you, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at our office in Manhasset, NY.

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