If you want whiter or more even teeth, consult a Brooklyn dentist to help you achieve a dazzling, perfect smile. Apart from improving the brightness of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry has a number of other applications. Chipped or discolored teeth can be improved. It is also possible to enhance a row of crooked teeth.
One way to improve your smile is by having porcelain veneers fitted, sometimes known as dental porcelain laminates. These are very thin ‘shells’ which are fixed with a special glue to the front of the teeth. The process has a number of advantages. It is less expensive than having crowns fitted but has much the same effect. It will also correct issues such as gaps between the teeth. Chipped and uneven teeth will be made to appear level and straight.
The procedure was first invented in California by Charles Pincus. These early composite models came off after a short time. They were often used as a temporary method of changing the appearance of actors. Porcelain made its appearance in the mid 1980s. Nowadays the veneers will remain in place for at least ten and perhaps up to thirty years. There is no necessity for multiple visits to your dental surgery. You don’t need to wear braces. Perhaps two or three visits to your dentist is all that is required.
As well as porcelain, composite veneers are still available. However they have a few disadvantages. They are not as natural looking as porcelain and stain more readily. They are also not as durable.
After a full consultation with a Brooklyn dentist to assess your suitability for this procedure, X-rays and/or impressions may be taken. A dental technician then makes up the shells. Once the veneers have been made, you will need to return to your dental surgery to have them fitted.
Minor adjustments will be made at your final visit. The color and shape will be adjusted to ensure you are happy with your new smile. A Brooklyn dentist will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.