What are veneers?
Greenpoint, Brooklyn porcelain veneers consist of thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to match the color and shape of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can address many issues with your teeth, including chips, stains, and uneven spacing.
Preparing for veneers
After we confirm that you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, we’ll reshape the surface of your tooth. We remove a small amount of enamel to assist with this process. This enamel removal is necessary to help your veneers look natural and prevent them from sticking out.
What to expect after getting veneers
Once your porcelain veneers are in place, you need to take care of them so that they look their best. When properly cared for, your Greenpoint, Brooklyn porcelain veneers can last for 10 to 20 years. Avoid biting into hard foods or engaging in habits that can break your veneers (like crunching on ice, biting your fingernails, chewing nut shells, or using your teeth as tools).
You can brush and floss your veneers using the same techniques you use for your natural teeth. We do not recommend using whitening toothpastes, as they are abrasive and can damage your veneers and your enamel. If you grind your teeth, we recommend using a custom-made night guard to minimize damage to your veneers related to your teeth clenching and grinding.
How do veneers improve your oral health?
It’s a misconception that Greenpoint, Brooklyn porcelain veneers only have aesthetic benefits. If your enamel has deteriorated, this can cause tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Fitting your teeth with veneers reduces these symptoms and allows you to use all your teeth for chewing and biting, ensuring that one area of your mouth doesn’t experience excessive wear and tear that can damage your teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
There are multiple benefits related to porcelain veneers that make them an excellent option for our patients:
Your veneers will look and feel natural
The customization of your porcelain veneers ensures that they look and function like your own teeth. No one will be able to tell that they aren’t your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are low maintenance
Other than avoiding certain behaviors that can damage your veneers and adhering to proper dental hygiene, veneers don’t require a lot of maintenance. The non-porous porcelain material we use for veneers is more effective at minimizing staining than your natural tooth enamel.
Veneers are versatile
Thanks to our ability to shape and position your veneers, we’re able to fix a variety of aesthetic concerns with one restorative procedure.
Porcelain veneers are a restorative dental treatment that enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile.
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Our cosmetic dental treatments are designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Our philosophy for dentistry is simple and straightforward. We aim to provide care that is in your best interest. This means we are transparent and non judgemental, kind and empathetic. We have multiple specialists in house as we feel that this is the best way to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
Our office is relaxing and spa-like because let's face it, no one loves going to the dentist. We're trying to change that by providing a soothing environment for oral care.
Dr. Vicky Athanasiou
Founder, General Dentist