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By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
July 06, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Think of porcelain veneers as masks for the teeth. They’re a layer of ultra-thin porcelain shells that will are placed over your natural teeth for concealing cosmetic concerns such as discoloration, gaps between teeth, chips, and unevenly-shaped teeth. This cosmetic dentistry treatment should last you 10 years or longer with routine maintenance by your dentist at Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY, Dr. Terry Lin, and these easy care tips.

Continue with Your Regular Oral Hygiene Habits

You won’t have to make drastic modifications to your oral care routine but you’ll still need to make certain that you continue brushing your pearly whites at least twice daily, flossing them at least once daily, and rinsing with fluoridated or antibacterial mouthwash. As usual, brush for a minimum of two minutes and use a soft-bristled brush and fluoridated toothpaste. These habits will ensure the health of your natural teeth and your porcelain veneers.

Don’t Use Your Porcelain Veneers for Chewing on Hard Foods and Things

While porcelain veneers are immensely durable, they’re still not up to par with your real teeth. Avoid chewing on things like pens or your fingernails. Additionally, hard nuts, candy apples, pretzels, and similar hard foods are bad for your porcelain veneers.

If you must eat hard foods, you can use your back teeth for chewing or cut them up into tiny pieces prior to eating them to help make sure that your veneers won’t do any hard work. Likewise, while porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains, you will still have to refrain from drinks and foods that cause stains since you’ll still have your natural teeth.

Don’t Forget to See Your Dentist Regularly

Always go to your scheduled dental cleanings and checkups. This will help your dentist in Katonah, NY, monitor not only your overall oral health but the condition of your porcelain veneers as well. Also, take note that this cosmetic dentistry treatment can be affected by teeth grinding or bruxism, so regular visits to your dentist are an excellent way to keep track of this condition and other dental issues that could endanger your oral health.

For More Details on Porcelain Veneers and Other Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer, Contact Us

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Terry Lin, our dentist here at Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY, by dialing (914) 232-8190.

By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
December 27, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option for enhancing your smile. Whether you want to brighten up a dull smile or improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or cracked, veneers can help with a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Our dentist, Dr. Terry Lin, can help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you. Northern Westchester Prosthodontics is your dental office in Katonah, NY, for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin laminates placed over the front surface of problem teeth to improve the appearance of those teeth. Veneers give imperfect teeth a flawless new look. Our veneers are made from a porcelain material that closely resembles the look of tooth enamel so the veneers look completely natural. In fact, once in place, each veneer will look like part of the natural tooth. Veneers are permanently affixed to the teeth so your beautiful new smile will be long-lasting.

Benefits of Veneers

You will enjoy several benefits when you choose veneers to improve your smile. At our cosmetic dentistry practice in Katonah, NY, the dentist can explain how veneers can meet your particular needs.

Veneers can completely transform your smile by addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Rough or uneven tooth surfaces
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

In addition to dramatically improving the appearance of your smile, another benefit of veneers is that they are permanent. Once affixed to the teeth, there is no need to worry about your veneers coming off or slipping out of place. Another benefit of veneers is that each veneer is custom created to perfectly fit in place. An additional advantage of custom veneers is that they look completely natural so others will not know you have veneers.

Veneers are extremely versatile and can address numerous cosmetic concerns. To learn more about how veneers can enhance your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin at our cosmetic dentistry office in Katonah, NY, by calling Northern Westchester Prosthodontics at (914) 232-8190.