If you want a perfect smile, dental veneers might be the best option to cover imperfections. At her private practice, Jessica Pandich, DDS has helped many patients near Bryant Park and Grand Central in Midtown Manhattan achieve the smile of their dreams using veneers, which provide lasting and noticeable results. Call Dr. Pandich or schedule a consultation online today to find out how veneers can enhance your smile.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom made to cover the fronts of your teeth. Dr. Pandich recommends veneers to address a number of different dental issues, including:
- Spacing issues like gaps and overlapping
- Severe discoloration
- Crooked teeth
- Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
- Small cracks and chips
Veneers can be made of either porcelain or composite resin, both of which result in a beautiful smile.
What is the process for getting dental veneers?
Many patients seek composite resin veneers because Dr. Pandich can apply them in just one or two appointments. Dr. Pandich begins the process by carefully removing a thin layer of your enamel to prepare the surface of your tooth for the veneer.
Next, if you’re having resin veneers, she applies the composite material, sculpting and shaping it as she places it on your teeth for a truly custom-crafted treatment. This process requires a great deal of skill and artistry, but the end result is a customized smile that is permanently bonded into position.
If you opt for porcelain veneers, Dr. Pandich takes molds of your teeth and sends them to a dental lab, where the veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. She applies a temporary veneer while your permanent veneers are made. Then, you have a second appointment for Dr. Pandich to bond your permanent veneers to your teeth with a special dental cement.
How do I take care of my veneers?
Dental veneers don’t require special maintenance, you simply brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, both porcelain and resin veneers can last for many years.
While resin veneers are more affordable than porcelain options, the resin isn’t as durable as porcelain. While it does last for several years, it can wear away over time and you might need to have periodic maintenance and replacements. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, can last for 10 years or more before you might need replacements.
If you want a perfect smile, call Dr. Pandich today or make an appointment online to find out if dental veneers are the best option for you.