Dental Veneers in Bayside, NY

If you’re interested in improving your smile, you’re not alone. Many people say that having a better-looking smile gives them more confidence, more self-esteem, and makes them more willing to meet new people. Improving your smile can be easy with dental veneers. They are wafer-thin coverings that can be placed over the visible (front) part of your teeth. They look completely natural. They can be used to correct several dental issues:

  • They can help teeth that are so stained that whitening and bleaching can’t help.
  • They can help worn down or chipped teeth.
  • They can help misshapen or crooked teeth.
  • They can help if you have a large gap or uneven spacings in your teeth.

Veneers are typically made of either composite resin material or porcelain. Aram Cazazian, the dentist at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY will help you decide what material is best suited for your smile. Each type has its own set of benefits.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are small, thin shells that are custom-designed to fit on your tooth. The benefits of porcelain veneers are:

  • They are very durable and can last a long time.
  • They look natural on the surface.
  • Less tooth enamel will need to be removed than using a crown or a cap.
  • They aren’t easily stained.

To get the teeth ready, the dentist at Bayside Family Dentistry will remove a tiny amount of enamel from the front and side of your teeth. This will create room, so the veneers will fit on and look natural. Then the dentist will make a mold of your teeth. They will decide on what shade would look best. The mold is then sent to a dental lab, and a custom-made veneer is made. Then at the next visit, the veneers will be put on the to check shade and fit. Teeth are cleaned, and veneers are bonded on.

Composite Resin Veneers

A composite resin veneer is created from a tooth-colored filling material that is bonded to the tooth. Benefits are:

  • Less enamel needs to be removed.
  • These veneers will sometimes only take one visit.
  • They are more affordable.
  • They are easy to fix if they are damaged.

Once the teeth are ready, the dentist will carefully bond and sculpt the resin using a color that’s best suited for you. A special light will be used to make the composite harden on your teeth. They are then smoothed and polished.