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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
January 04, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Discover the many ways in which dental veneers can give you your dream smile.

A perfect smile isn’t just something that the rich and famous can enjoy. In fact, anyone living in Niskayuna, NY, can get the perfect, symmetrical smiles they want thanks to our dentists, Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro. While you may not be walking down the red carpet anytime soon, dental veneers can certainly give you a smile that’s worthy of a celebrity!

 

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells made from a tooth-colored material such as porcelain. When these thin layers of porcelain are bonded to the front of a tooth they look like a pristine layer of tooth enamel while also hiding common imperfections such as,

  • Discolorations and severe stains
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignments (crowding or crookedness)
  • Misshapen, worn or malformed teeth

By and large, if you are dealing with cosmetic flaws that affect the shape, length, color, or even alignment of your smile, then dental veneers may be able to help you.

 

What goes into getting veneers?

It’s important to understand the process so that you can decide whether this cosmetic treatment is for you. Of course, the first is that you will need to consult our Niskayuna, NY, dentists to make sure that your smile is healthy enough for treatment.

Next, since veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, we will need to remove a very small amount of enamel from each tooth in order to make room for the veneers. This tooth preparation is minor and can often be done without even needing anesthesia; however, it’s important to understand that enamel doesn’t grow back. Once the teeth have been prepped for veneers, you will have veneers for the rest of your life.

Each veneer is custom-made based off specific measurements taken of your smile. In order to get the right veneers for you, we will need to take impressions of your teeth. Once your veneers are ready, we will check the look, fit, and bite before applying them permanently to your teeth. Most patients can get beautiful, brand new smiles in just 2-3 visits.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you are living in Niskayuna, NY, and want to give your smile a cosmetic makeover then dental veneers may be exactly what you need to turn that smile around. Call our office today at (518) 377-3628 and let us know that you are interested in getting dental veneers.

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