Veneers

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MediDental Care

Dental Clinics located in Queens, Astoria, NY

When your teeth aren’t looking their best, it’s hard to feel confident. At MediDental Care in Astoria, New York, the skilled team offers veneers -- a cosmetic solution that not only improves your smile, but also protects your teeth from additional damage. If you want to enhance your smile and preserve it for years to come, call MediDental Care in Queens or schedule an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a shell of composite resin material or porcelain placed over the surface of your tooth. Your MediDental Care dentist might recommend veneers to correct several dental issues, such as:

  • The appearance of decay
  • Alignment problems or gaps
  • Broken, chipped, or malformed teeth
  • Tooth discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening

 

Veneers are considered a long-term cosmetic dental treatment to improve your smile.  

What are the advantages of veneers?

Veneers are a quick and natural cosmetic dental solution. Their additional benefits include:

  • Variety of tooth colors and shapes
  • Produced from stain-resistant materials
  • Added protection against future damage
  • Little enamel loss during application
  • Easy to care for with brushing and flossing
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity when teeth have damage
  • Improves your appearance and corrects imperfections

 

With proper care, your veneers can last 15-20 years. To avoid damaging them, you should avoid chewing on hard objects like pens, ice, and popcorn kernels.

What can I expect during my appointment for veneers?

Getting veneers placed takes several steps that may require a few dental visits.

During your first appointment at MediDental Care, your experienced cosmetic dentist performs a dental examination to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. They also take impressions to fabricate veneers that match the size and shape of your teeth to create a natural-looking smile.

To prepare your tooth for veneer application, your dentist cleans it and then removes a small amount of its exterior, or enamel. Removing this small amount of enamel helps create a more natural feel once your veneer is applied, as opposed to adding bulk. After removing the enamel, your tooth will always need protection from a veneer.

When your dentist applies your veneer, they use cement. During this process, a special light cures the veneer in place for 60 seconds to guarantee a firm bond. After your veneer is set, your dentist removes any excess cement and polishes it.

To see if veneers can protect your teeth and improve your smile, call MediDental Care or schedule an appointment online today.

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