Put A New Shine On Your Smile
If you’re dealing with cracks, chips, and stains on your teeth, they can often have a profound effect on you. Not only do they impact your oral health but the look of your teeth can be a source of embarrassment if they have imperfections. Dr. Kraft, our cosmetic dentist, offers porcelain dental veneers, a permanent, non-invasive solution for cosmetic and minor dental problems.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells designed to elevate your natural smile. Each veneer is fully customized to match the shape and color of your teeth. This custom cosmetic treatment can completely transform your smile. They’re also an excellent alternative to dental crowns, as porcelain veneers provide solutions to many dental conditions.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
The porcelain veneer process usually requires two visits to our Brooklyn dental office. The procedure is simple and virtually pain-free thanks to a safe, reliable anesthetic. At your first appointment, our team will prepare the teeth by buffing and shaping the surface. This is to create room for the veneer to rest in line with your natural teeth. A mold, or impression, of the teeth will be made and a shade (color) is then chosen by you and your dentist.
On your second visit, our team will cleanse your teeth to ensure a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light is used to harden and set the bond.
You’ll receive detailed care instructions for maintaining your dental veneers. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not completely permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they are very durable and will give you a beautiful smile that lasts for years to come. By brushing and flossing daily and scheduling regular dental checkups, you can support the long lifespan of your new veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, receiving porcelain veneers is a virtually painless process! Our dentist in Brooklyn administers a local anesthetic before prepping your teeth and placing your veneers.
You may feel some mild soreness when your anesthetic wears off after your procedure. However, any discomfort should dissipate within a few hours and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
With proper maintenance and care, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced. Taking care of your new smile is as easy as brushing and flossing twice a day.
To ensure you enjoy your veneers for as long as possible, Dr. Kraft recommends scheduling a visit to our Brooklyn office every six months. During these routine check-ups, Dr. Kraft will deeply clean your teeth and porcelain veneers to maintain their stunning appearance.
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, do not attempt to fix or reattach it yourself. Call our Brooklyn, NY dental office immediately at (718) 625-6629 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. At your appointment, Dr. Kraft will assess the damage and recommend reattachment or having a new veneer crafted.
Elevate Your Smile In Brooklyn, NY
When you’re ready to improve your smile, call our Brooklyn Heights office at (718) 625-6629 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Aimee Kraft. Dr. Kraft serves patients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the greater New York City area. She will listen to your concerns, examine your smile, and help you decide which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you.