Veneers in Huntington Station, NY
It’s rare that anyone has a naturally perfect smile, one without any chips, gaps, or misshapen teeth. It’s not rare, however, that many people want that perfect smile. Fortunately, there is a treatment available that can help you obtain the smile you’ve always wanted, with dental veneers. This treatment in cosmetic dentistry can be found at Kane Dental of Huntington in Huntington Station, NY.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin, custom-made shells that are fixed to the front of the teeth to change the appearance of a smile. They are often made out of porcelain because the material is fairly stain-resistant and looks similar to natural teeth, but they can also be made of composite resin.
What Can Veneers Treat?
Veneers are very versatile and can be used to treat teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Broken or chipped
- Misaligned, uneven, or are irregularly shaped
The procedure for having veneers applied is fairly simple and straightforward but will take two separate appointments to your dentist office in Huntington Station, NY to complete. During your first visit, the teeth will be prepared to have the veneers applied, and measurements will be taken to have the veneers created. To prepare the teeth being treated, your dentist will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to create enough room for the veneers to fit. One benefit of using veneers is that they require a very small amount of the tooth structure to be removed, unlike dental crowns.
Depending on your preferences and needs, a local anesthetic can be used for this step. Once the teeth are the proper size and shape to receive veneers, your dentist at Kane Dental of Huntington will take an impression or model of them to send to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be created. It usually takes approximately 2-4 weeks for veneers to be completed. You may have temporary veneers placed onto the prepared teeth at the end of this first appointment. Once they have returned to our office, your dentist will bond the permanent veneers on to complete your new smile. Adjustments can be made as needed, and the veneers in Huntington Station, NY will be polished to complete your beautiful new smile.