“Flawless” is the word many people use when they describe their dream smile. “Perfect” is another big wish. Either option can be fulfilled with customized cosmetic dentistry, and if there is one treatment that’s behind so many of the stunning smiles you see on the streets of Manhattan, your NYC cosmetic dentist is ready to share that porcelain veneers are the big secret.
Cosmetic Dentistry That Isn’t All That Secret
Plenty of people know about porcelain veneers. This cosmetic upgrade can be found on every other celebrity, journalist, or politician, people with teeth so white, straight, and beautiful it’s easy to wonder how they got so lucky. Sure, for some people Invisalign and teeth whitening were the keys to their gorgeous grin.
For many in the spotlight, though, it’s veneers that make all the difference. Some celebs are vocal about their choice to upgrade their smiles, others have images online that give away their previous appearance. Whatever field you work in, you don’t need to tell anyone where your gorgeous teeth came from. Just smile and enjoy.
Choose a Perfect Cosmetic Dentist for Perfect Teeth
You’ll know you’ve gotten an excellent smile makeover from a talented and experienced cosmetic dentist when people really can’t tell the difference between your smile and natural teeth. Veneers are characterized by very particular features and, done well, they look just like natural tooth enamel. These features include:
- Color: Teeth are white, but they’re not always super-white. Some patients want the brightest teeth possible with their veneers, others want a less obvious and more true-to-life shade. Either works if you have the desire and confidence to pull it off.
- Shape: Teeth aren’t just rectangular. They can be square, rounded, angular – what you want and what’s best for your face shape, gender, and preferences will inform your dentist’s design of your veneers for your transformation.
- Size: Teeth shouldn’t all be the same size. Some are a little bigger than others, some are longer. Some people want their short teeth to be elongated. Whatever category you fit into, the size should complement your overall look.
- Translucency: Teeth let light shine through, and veneers can mimic this behavior. While opaque veneers look far less natural and don’t do anything to create a perfect veneer, an experienced cosmetic dentist will consider the color of natural teeth and the color desired to create the perfect veneers.
Different Types of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers come in multiple shapes and sizes. They are also available in various veneer forms, including prepless veneers and microthin veneers. The beauty of modern veneers is that you don’t have to worry about what needs to be done to your natural teeth to make room for the porcelain shields. Many people qualify for the prepless veneer procedure which involves light cleaning and sanding to eliminate surface stains, shine, and minor imperfections. No removal of tooth enamel or permanent altering of natural teeth is necessary.
Thin veneers are then designed and created to cover each tooth – usually six to 10 top teeth, more if the bottom are treated as well. Find out if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers and a perfect smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei.