Have you ever longed for a dazzling, Hollywood-level smile that lights up your entire face? Or perhaps you just want some subtle improvements to your teeth. If you're looking to make improvements to your appearance and your smile is less than you want it to be, dental veneers from Beth Caunitz, DDS, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, can give your smile a stunning makeover. To learn more about veneers, book a consultation by phoning or using the convenient online booking form today.
A dental veneer is a thin, tooth-shaped shell, typically made of porcelain, that’s designed to look like your natural tooth — only better. A veneer fits over the front of your tooth and slightly wraps around the sides and the biting edge so it resembles and acts like a natural, real tooth.
Dr. Caunitz uses veneers to improve one or several of your teeth by hiding or correcting:
Veneers are a semi-permanent and effective way to improve your smile by hiding defects and creating a more flattering appearance. Once Dr. Caunitz prepares your teeth and applies the veneers, you can treat and care for them like just natural teeth.
Among other advantages of using veneers are:
If you want a new, natural look to your tooth without a new tooth, Dr. Caunitz can shape a veneer to make you eager to show off that smile.
Maybe you want a little whiter smile, and with porcelain veneers, Dr. Caunitz can make it happen!
Your veneers will still show their true color despite most of what you throw at it, but beware of the heavy hitters among colorful consumables! Beverages like wine, tea and coffee, and foods like berries, can eventually leave their mark.
You can get that extra pizazz in your smile in just a few visits with Dr. Caunitz. First, you'll need to go over your expectations or goals for your smile with her, and she'll want to check your teeth and make sure veneers are appropriate for you. She might also take X-rays and impressions of the teeth you plan to cover with a veneer.
The next step is making room for the veneers. Dr. Caunitz will give you a local anesthetic to help keep you comfortable, and she will remove about one-half millimeter of enamel from the surface of your tooth — matching the thickness of your veneer.
Dr. Caunitz then makes an impression of the tooth and sends it to a dental lab where the veneer will be made within a few weeks.
When the veneer is ready, Dr. Caunitz sets it in place. She makes adjustments as needed, and the coloring in the cement she’ll use can help her match the veneer’s color perfectly. A specialized light is then beamed on the veneer, hardening the cement quickly.
With proper care, veneers can last about 15 years, or even longer. Like a standard dental care routine, it's best to brush and floss twice daily and see Dr. Caunitz two to four times a year to maintain your veneers.
To get started on your long-lasting, beautiful new smile, contact Dr. Caunitz for a veneer consultation by phoning her friendly, experienced team or book online using the convenient booking agent.