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By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
October 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Woman with a ToothacheCould Porcelain Veneers Be the Right Cosmetic Treatment to Enhance Your Smile?

Are you trying to figure out if dental veneers could give you the more attractive smile you’ve always wanted? There are a number of reasons why people are turning to these custom-made porcelain restorations, and if you have any cosmetic flaws with your teeth, chances are that the veneers offered by Dr. Terry Lin's Katonah, NY office can treat them. Read below to learn more!

What Are Dental Veneers?

Thin and made of porcelain, these shells are bonded to the front of your teeth by our Katonah dentist to cover a variety of cosmetic imperfections. A veneer covers the entire front surface of a tooth, masking the tooth's flaws and altering both the shape and overall appearance of your smile. It doesn't matter whether you specifically want a whiter, straighter, or more symmetrical smile, getting veneers could benefit you. Given their extreme versatility, they are able to cover,

  • Chips and cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Crookedness
  • Crowding
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth

If you are dealing with any of these problems, then chances are good that dental veneers are right for you.

Of course, this brings us to the most important question...

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

By and large, if you maintain good oral health but have some flaws that affect the appearance of your smile, you might just be the perfect candidate for veneers. Flaws that do not affect the structural integrity of the tooth can easily be covered and hidden by veneers, and in some cases, veneers may even strengthen a tooth by providing an additional and durable layer over it. However, veneers are not designed to fix issues that affect the health or strength of a tooth.

If you are a teeth grinder, nail-biter, or if you use your teeth as a tool, these habits could increase the chances of you damaging your veneers. If you have these bad habits, you may want to discuss with our dentist whether veneers are the best option for you.

Interested? Contact Us Today!

Are you dealing with a smile that you aren’t quite satisfied with? Are you ready to find out if veneers are right for you? If so, call Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY, at (914) 232-8190 to schedule your no-risk consultation today!