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Considering Cosmetic Dentistry To Get A More Beautiful Smile?

Not enough people realize the importance of a beautiful smile. They say: Presidents have won elections because of their beautiful smile, people have gotten married because of their spouses beautiful smile, many have scored a job because of their convincing smile and many more have had success in their jobs because of that same winning smile. So, what are you waiting for? You can change your life with your smile! Click here to check your smile now! www.uppereastdentalinnovations.com

The Pros and Cons of Veneers from Dr. Harvey in Manhattan

What can you gain from getting veneers? I could say everything! Because having a beautiful smile increases your confidence in yourself. It increases your overall feeling of well being and helps all the other areas of your life when you are feeling good about yourself. You may have always dreamed of a beautiful smile and never gotten the chance or had the money to do it. Finally the moment has come for you and if it’s done by a trained cosmetic dentist you will not have any regrets. You may have had crooked teeth, or stained or tetracycline teeth. Veneers can fix all of these problems.

What are the cons to getting Veneers you may ask? Well, they are not reversible. You can’t change your mind about getting them once you get them. That’s because we have to prep into your teeth at least 0.5mm and so the teeth are changed slightly. Before starting the process be sure to pick a well trained cosmetic dentist, ask lots of questions, look at the past veneers that they have done or even ask to speak with one of their Veneer patients. This is a lifelong decision. But a great decision if planned out well.

What Are Some Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures I Could Get At My Dentist? 

There are many cosmetic dentistry procedures that you can get at your dentist. You can get teeth whitening procedures, cosmetic bonding, cosmetic veneers or cosmetic braces such as invisalign.

What Are Dental Veneers And How Will Porcelain Veneers Alter My Smile? Transforming Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

Dental Veneers are either composite bonded veneers or porcelain veneers. They are chosen based on the needs of the patient after consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Ideally porcelain veneers appear more natural and reflect light like natural teeth and they are the preferred choice.

Porcelain Veneers will change the way your smile looks completely in color of the teeth, shapes of the teeth, positioning of the teeth, lengths of the teeth, lip position and smile lines. Not only will it alter your smile for the better but it will also alter your face giving you a more youthful and more beautiful smile.

What’s the Difference between Veneers and Bonding?

Ideally porcelain veneers appear more natural and reflect light like natural teeth and they are the preferred choice. However, if cost is a factor, a patient may choose to do composite veneers (Bonding) with the expectation that they will need to do porcelain veneers in the immediate future as composite veneers tend to last less longer than porcelain veneers. Bonding composite veneers should not be attempted in a patient who suffers from bruxism or grinds their teeth as they will break them easily.

What’s Most Important to Know Before Getting Dental Veneers?

Making the decision to get Veneers could be overwhelming! So much to learn, What shapes and lengths you like best, what color. Which celebrity’s teeth do you like and why? Remember that while we can give you teeth like a celebrity’s we cannot make you look like that celebrity, that’s outside the scope of dentistry :). Nonetheless, most patients can expect to have the result they imagine with careful planning and collaboration with the dentist and the laboratory and patient. Be sure to choose a dentist who is trained in Cosmetic Dentistry and ask for referrals of patients they have done if necessary so you can get an idea of what their work looks like and if their patients are happy.

Five Common Porcelain Veneers Misconceptions

  1. That only celebrities have them
  2. That they look fake
  3. That they damage your teeth
  4. That they break all the time
  5. That they are super expensive

Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

Dental Veneers are considered permanent restorations once cemented in with permanent cement. They will need to be examined by your dentist every 6 months for cracks or openings in the margins but they should last 5 to 10 to even 20 years if great care is taken with them.

Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

If your teeth are Discolored and cannot be whitened or crooked and you do not wish to do invisalign or wait for your teeth to be straightened, Veneers are the best option and definitely worth it! Many people do not realize how important their smile is in job interviews, meetings with potential clients, or even getting a date or significant other. That’s right, if you have been single for too long, ity’s time to check your smile out and see if it might be affecting your success in dating or finding your significant other. Changing your smile can change your life! For a free smile check, click here for a free consultation www.uppereastdentalinnovations.com

Are Dental Veneers Covered By Insurance Or Are They Tax Deductible?

Dental Veneers are unfortunately not covered by insurance because they are considered cosmetic dentistry and are elective rather than a necessity as far as the insurance may be concerned. They may also not be tax deductible because they are not considered a medical necessity. Be sure to check with your tax accountants for more information.

Are Dental Veneers Expensive?

If you want the best and most natural looking veneers be prepared for them to be expensive. The cost tells you about the quality of the lab the dentist is using. If they are cheap in comparison to other dentists you may not be getting a quality long lasting porcelain and it may not look as life-like as real teeth. If you make the decision to get Veneers, go all the way and splurge  for the quality Veneers. Remember you get what you pay for!

Why Are Dental Veneers So Expensive?

The reason why Dental Veneers are so expensive is because of the time involved in planning, preparation, consulting with patients and lab and lab costs. Patients often don’t realize how much time goes into their planning of their final veneers when they are not in the office. Hours of looking at their molds of their teeth, checking their bite to make sure they will have good function afterwards and corresponding with both the patient and lab back and forth enables a great final product that gives the patient that wow effect! This makes them expensive, especially if the lab is a very good lab using the finest porcelain which will not only look natural and life-like,  but will last 10 or 20 years without breaking.

Are Dental Veneers Painful?

Dental Veneers are generally not painful, the preparation into the teeth are very minimal, typically 0.5mm and so the preparation is only into the nonsensitive enamel layer. Most dentists will administer local anesthesia to numb up the area prior to preparation of the Veneers. An impression is taken and temporaries placed until the permanents are ready.

Are Dental Veneers Covered By FSA?

Because Dental Veneers are considered cosmetic and not a medical necessity, they are typically not covered by FSA unfortunately.

Are Dental Veneers Strong?

Once bonded to the tooth with permanent cement, delta Veneers are very strong and will only crack or break if there is some underlying problem such as the way the teeth are coming together, an interference in the bite, bruxism or if you accidentally bite something extremely hard. YOur dentist will give you instructions on how to eat certain foods and what foods to avoid that are extremely hard and they will also give you a soft night guard if you are grinding your teeth at night.

Can Dental Veneers Be Replaced?

Dental Veneers can be replaced. It is recommended that you see your dentist every 6 months to have them checked for chips or cracks or repairs if needed. Typically they need to be replaced every 10 years on average. If the patient is chewing on hard things or is a bruxer at night or clenches during the day, they may need replacement about every 5 years.

Can Dental Veneers Be Removed?

Dental Veneers can be removed by a licensed dentist, without much damage to the existing tooth structure. Numbing may be required and new veneers or dental crowns will be required to properly restore the teeth to its original form and function.

Can Dental Veneers Fall Off?

Typically Veneers done well do not fall off, unless you are grinding your teeth and not protecting them with a soft night guard

Can Dental Veneers Be Whitened?

Dental Veneers unfortunately cannot be whitened, only natural tooth structure can be whitened. In order to make your veneer any whiter, they must be changed by your dentist.

Should I get Veneers or Crowns here in Manhattan?

I may be biased here, but I do think we have some of the most skillful doctors and dentists concentrated in New York City. If I were looking for a qualified skilled Cosmetic Dentist, Manhattan would definitely be on the top of my list!

Should I get Porcelain Veneers or Invisalign?  

In deciding whether to get porcelain veneers or Invisalign, you should have a Cosmetic Dentist look at your smile and do an evaluation. If you are happy with the teeth shapes and sizes, it’s possible that Invisalign and a whitening procedure can give you that wow effect that you may be looking for. You may not need to do porcelain Veneers at all. But if there is tooth shape and size discrepancies, in order to get that wow effect that you may be looking for, it may be necessary to do Veneers. Check with your dentist or make an appointment here for a complimentary smile evaluation. www.uppereastdentalinnovations.com

Can Dental Veneers Stain?

If Veneers are older than 5 years, it is possible that they can soak up stains. That’s because the glaze or polish that’s put on them in the laboratories gently wears off over time. Especially if your dental Hygienist is polishing them the same as your natural teeth. I tell my patients to make sure to tell their dentist or hygienist, not to polish the face-sides of their Veneers as this wears off the glaze and then the Veneers soak up stains from red wine, coffee and other foods and drinks.

Can Dental Veneers Be Put On Crowns?

In some instances, Dental Veneers can indeed be placed on crowns by very skilled dentists. However, if the existing crowns are old or there is underlying decay then it would be best to remove the old crowns, clean up the decay under them and replace with new Porcelain crowns especially if some time has passed, as in more than 5 years and there is some gum recession visible at the gumline.

Do Dental Veneers Hurt?

Typically Dental Veneers do not hurt, Your dentist may give you some local anesthesia before he/she starts the preparations for the veneers. And you may feel the pinch of the needle.

How Are Dental Veneers Done And How Do They Work or Are Applied?

Dental veneers are completed by prepping your teeth, about 0.5mm into the enamel and you would get temps while your permanent veneers would be fabricated in the lab. Once they are ready you would come in and get the temps replaced by the permanent ones. They are cemented on with a resin cement after the teeth are cleaned.

How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?

Typically Dental Veneers cost between $1500 to $3000 a tooth in New York City. Most people need 6-8 on an upper arch and while these appear to be expensive, they are made affordable by interest-free monthly payment plans. Ask your Dentist about these monthly interest free payment plans which they may have available for you.

Which Dental Veneers Are The Best?

What really determines the best veneers is the best skilled cosmetic dentist who is using the best laboratory.

What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?

Veneers are mostly made porcelain, however, there are some that are made of composite resin materials although they are not as sturdy

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