If you’re looking for a smile transformation, our team at Sonrisas Sanas Dental offers unparalleled expertise in dental veneers. Dr. Ismael Bastida and Dr. Jason Bastida in Elmhurst have helped hundreds of men and women in New York City reach their aesthetic goals through their top-quality dental veneers. If you’re curious about the process, cost, or aesthetic possibilities of dental veneers, book a consultation to come in and learn more. Online scheduling is one option, or you can always call the office or drop by to set up your next visit.
Veneers are thin porcelain “shells” that cover the entire front portion of your natural teeth. They can deliver astounding aesthetic results, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Advancements in dental technology mean that today’s veneers are stronger, more durable, and more beautiful than ever before. The Sonrisas Sanas Dental team uses veneers to treat:
There are few dental issues that veneers can’t improve, which is why they are among the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry.
The process takes several visits, including your initial consultation. At your first visit, your Sonrisas Sanas dentist examines your teeth to determine if veneers are right for you. They may take Impressions and use imaging to do this. If you have areas of decay, they complete restoration work prior to beginning veneers.
Next, they remove a very small portion of your enamel to make room for the veneers. A local anesthetic ensures you remain comfortable throughout that process. They then take impressions to send to the lab where your custom veneers are crafted out of porcelain. You may receive temporary veneers to wear while you wait.
Once your veneers arrive, your dentist checks the fit, trimming the veneers as needed. Once the fit is ideal, they use a special colored dental cement to bond the veneers into place. They then use a concentrated beam of light to harden the cement.
Your dentist then carefully removes any excess cement checks the fit once again. If you notice discomfort in your bite or any rough areas, you can always come in to have them adjusted.
With proper care, you can expect your new veneers to last between 7-15 years. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is important, as new areas of decay can weaken veneers.
You should also take care to avoid placing undue pressure on your veneers. Don’t chew hard foods, and never use your teeth as tools to open or pry things. If you grind your teeth at night, invest in a night guard to protect your veneers.
To explore the possibilities that porcelain veneers offer, book a visit with Sonrisas Sanas Dental today.