Laminate veneers are an ultra thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of the tooth in order to improve its appearance. They can be used to cover chipped teeth, stained teeth, crooked teeth, and more. In addition to being versatile in terms of what they can fix, veneers can also be used to correct a single tooth defect or for an entire smile makeover. Their versatility is one main reason for their popularity. Dental Veneers are very durable and will remain intact for many years.
Did You Know?
Laminate veneers are almost identical to traditional porcelain veneers, however laminate veneers are much thinner than porcelain veneers. This means that they can be placed with minimal preparation and enamel modification.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for laminate veneers?
The best candidates for laminate veneers are those who are not satisfied with the appearance of their teeth. Laminate veneers work well to fix:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Oddly shaped or unevenly sized teeth
To determine if you are an ideal candidate for laminate veneers, schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions today.
What can I expect when having laminate veneers placed at New York Dental Solutions?
When having laminate veneers placed at New York Dental Solutions, you can expect to be given a local anesthetic that numbs the treatment area. Before placing veneers, our dentist may first have to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. This process will allow the porcelain or composite material to bond to the tooth without making your teeth appear bulky or affecting your bite. It is important to note that little to no enamel is removed for laminate veneers as compared to traditional porcelain veneers.
After this preparation is done, a mold of the tooth is taken and sent over to a dental lab so that your veneers can be fabricated. While your veneers are being fabricated, our dentist will have you wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth and maintain the necessary amount of space. After about one to two weeks, you will return to our office so that we can bond the permanent veneers onto your tooth with a special cement.
What can I expect after having veneers placed?
After having temporary veneers placed, you will temporarily need to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth in order to prevent the veneers from being damaged or dislodged. Once your permanent veneers are placed, you can resume your normal routine. You will need to care for your veneers by brushing and flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental exams. For the first few days after your new veneers are placed, you may experience some minor tooth sensitivity and/or soreness in the gums. This will fade once your mouth has adapted to the new restoration.