Are you bothered by smile imperfections? If you’re self-conscious about your smile, you may avoid social situations or feel uncomfortable when interacting with others at work or in social settings. Whether you have crooked, stained, or gapped teeth, feeling unhappy with your smile can take a toll on your emotional well-being.
The good news is that cosmetic and restorative dentistry can improve the form and function of your mouth 一 and that’s something to smile about!
Here at Chroma Dental, in Midtown East Manhattan, New York, Dr. Yev Davydov offers many different cosmetic dental solutions 一 from veneers to clear orthodontic aligners to dental implants 一 to enhance the appearance and functionality of your mouth.
In this blog, we highlight dental veneers and how they can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve wanted.
Veneers are custom-made, thin shells permanently placed over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can be made of different materials, including porcelain and resin, but regardless of what type you choose, they help fix a variety of smile imperfections by enhancing the size, shape, and color of your teeth.
Veneers are easy to care for and long-lasting. With the right care, they can last anywhere from 10-20 years.
Dental veneers are thin (about 1 millimeter) and are made to fit your mouth precisely. They’re so versatile that they can correct many different smile flaws, including:
Veneers can cover small chips in teeth. Not only does this restore your tooth’s shape, but it also protects the tooth from further damage. When you choose smooth, customized veneers to cover chips and cracks, you can avoid complications such as lip or tongue cuts and infections if bacteria enter the crack.
Stained teeth are one of the most common cosmetic dental complaints. Food, beverages, aging, smoking, and even certain medications can leave your teeth yellow or even brown, and while professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile, certain stains don’t respond to bleaching treatments.
Dental veneers cover teeth that are discolored or stained due to age, medication, or other factors to give your smile a brighter, more uniform appearance. Because the veneers cover the entire front surface of your teeth, they hide even the most stubborn stains.
Veneers can close up small gaps between teeth, giving your smile a more even and attractive appearance. Not only does this enhance the look of your smile, but closing the gap also prevents food particles from getting stuck in the gap.
Note: Veneers can hide minor gaps. If your gap is too big to be fixed with veneers, you’re not out of options. We also offer clear plastic aligners to straighten your smile without any metal brackets or wires.
An oddly shaped or too-small tooth can make your smile appear asymmetrical. Veneers can cover teeth that are misshapen or uneven to create a more uniform, aesthetically pleasing smile. Veneers are also perfect for restoring and repairing damaged teeth that have been worn from trauma, chipping or simply by grinding as a normal part of aging and usage.
While dental veneers are not a substitute for orthodontic treatment, they can be used to improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth and give the smile a more symmetrical look. Often times aligner treatments can shift teeth back into more ideal positions, but the teeth still have residual damage and staining. In these cases, veneers are the perfect way to correct crooked/ misaligned teeth and improve shape, color and function in a fraction of the time as traditional orthodontics.
Don't let imperfections hold you back from sharing your smile. At Chroma Dental, Dr. Yev Davydov, a certified cosmetic dental specialist, will evaluate your dental health, discuss your treatment options, and help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you. Dr. Davydov specializes in cosmetic restorative dentistry to improve the smile and its appearance and function on the face.
Take the first step toward achieving a more confident smile. Call us today at 646-440-3101 or use the link on this website to book an appointment.