Veneers

Coxsackie Dental Arts

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in West Coxsackie, NY

Cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth can put a damper on your self-confidence and become the only thing you think about when you smile. The dental experts at Coxsackie Dental Arts recommend porcelain veneers for a smile that's both functional and beautiful. Look and feel your best with custom veneers provided by the qualified team at Coxsackie Dental Arts in West Coxsackie, New York. Call or schedule a consultation online.

Veneers Q & A

Coxsackie Dental Arts

What are veneers?

Veneers help re-create the appearance of your natural teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. One of the experienced cosmetic dentists at Coxsackie Dental Arts custom-fits each veneer to the individual teeth in your mouth, then bonds the veneers to your existing teeth. Veneers correct imperfections such as misshapen teeth, stains, cracks, or gaps. In addition, they help reinforce delicate teeth.

Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain also tends to match your natural enamel better. One of the dental team members reviews your options and helps you select the best type of veneers for your needs.

What is the procedure for getting veneers?

Following the initial consultation to review your desired results and the kind of veneers that are best for you, you return for a follow-up appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dental specialist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. Once your teeth are prepped, your dental specialist makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create custom veneers that are an exact fit for your mouth.

When your veneers are finished, you return to the office, and your veneers are fitted one by one over your existing teeth. After cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the adhesive to bond securely to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.

What are some advantages of veneers?

Veneers are a natural-looking means to correct misshapen, cracked, or crooked teeth. Additionally, they offer the following advantages:

  • Stain resistance
  • Well-tolerated by your gums
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • Less expensive than some other dental procedures like crowns

To learn more about how to improve your smile and the convenience of custom veneers, schedule a consultation using the online booking tool or call Coxsackie Dental Arts today.