If your smile has a cosmetic problem that you want to have fixed, you should visit us at our dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates. At our Woodside NY dental office, one of our expert dentists, Dr. Michael Weiss or Dr. Beth Messinger, will provide you with attractive porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to fix cosmetic dental problems at our Woodside NY dental office. Veneers are actually thin shells of porcelain that are made to permanently attach to the front of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin but also extremely strong. They are made to perfectly color-match the adjacent teeth and will last for many years. No one will ever know that you have porcelain veneers in your mouth since they will be perfectly color-matched by our dentist. Porcelain veneers are also considered to be a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Since porcelain veneers do not strengthen your tooth, they can only be used to fix cosmetic problems that do not affect the structure of your tooth. If our dentist sees that your tooth also needs to be strengthened, or have its function improved, he or she will most likely recommend that you get a dental crown instead. However, porcelain veneers can be used to fix many different types of purely cosmetic dental problems. A patient may get only one porcelain veneer to fix a specific tooth problem, or they may get many porcelain veneers to create the smile they have long been dreaming of. Porcelain veneers are excellent for fixing the appearance of: teeth that are too short; teeth that are slightly misaligned; teeth that have uneven gaps between them; teeth that are chipped; teeth that have surface cracks in the enamel; teeth that are discolored and cannot be corrected using traditional dental whitening methods; and many other cosmetically-damaged teeth.
There are plenty of people who feel in some way unsatisfied with their appearance. For many of these individuals, their qualms may lay with the way that their smile looks when they open their mouths. Even small issues, such as chips, small gaps or slightly crooked teeth, can leave someone feeling self conscious but luckily there are several options when it comes to giving your smile a makeover here at Michael J Weiss & Associates. If you want to learn more about how Woodside dental veneers or dental bonding can improve your smile, all you have to do is visit us or keep reading.
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It is not unusual to be naturally gifted with a less-than-perfect smile. Small chips and breaks can occur as the result of accidents or other issues. Small gaps between teeth can also be natural but leave anyone feeling self conscious about the way that they look whenever they speak or smile. Thankfully, there are several options available to interested patients. Here at Michael J Weiss & Associates, our dentists can provide you with either Woodside dental veneers or dental bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding versus veneers is something that you should be aware of before getting started, however. Dental bonding is typically used for smaller issues. Dental bonding is when a tooth colored resin is applied and set to the teeth. This method can be used to close small gaps between teeth, to even out teeth in shape and size, and can be done right in our dental offices. Dental veneers, however, require a bit more work and will need to be manufactured in a lab before they can be applied. These are typically used where more dental work would need to be completed. If there is other more widespread reconstruction to be done such as covering more crooked teeth or bumps on teeth, bridging larger gaps or any other such issues, then dental veneers can be made to rest over your natural teeth and cover up these concerns.
If you want to learn more about the differences between cosmetic dental bonding versus veneers or if you would like to have Woodside dental veneers or dental bonding applied to improve your smile, call us here at Michael J Weiss & Associates to schedule an appointment with us today.
Michael J Weiss & Associates is a great place to go to if you are seeking a Woodside Queens cosmetic dentist. Our practice was founded by Michael Weiss in 1984 and has consistently provided expert cosmetic dental services to the community. Many of our patients come to us for cosmetic dental bonding or veneers. While the two procedures are sometimes mentioned in the same breath, there definitely are differences. One procedure might work better in a specific patient’s situation than the other. Let’s take a look at the two options.
Your Woodside Queens cosmetic dentist, at Michael J Weiss & Associates may choose to use veneers to correct certain cosmetic aspects of your smile. Porcelain veneers are great for treating tooth gaps, chips, stains or misshapen teeth; widely spaced teeth; and narrow teeth. Veneers are a wonderful solution for patients who want to make adjustments to the look of their smile. The veneers are actually thin, custom-made shells that cover the front side of your teeth. They are made from-tooth colored material, most often porcelain. Dental bonding uses a cosmetic resin. It can correct many of the same problems that veneers can. To apply, tooth-colored resin is shaped and molded, then cured on the patient’s teeth using a special light. Once treatment is completed it is virtually impossible to see where the bonding stops and the actual tooth begins. This process may sometimes be preferred by the patient; it is relatively inexpensive and treatment can be completed in a single day. What makes one treatment beneficial over the other often depends on the extent of the tooth damage.
Your dentist at Michael J Weiss & Associates, your Woodside Queens cosmetic dentist, can advise you as to which procedure will work best for your situation. When smaller repairs are needed, bonding is usually the best option as it does not require a lot of alteration of the natural tooth. Also, it is a less complex procedure and can be completed in one day. If your smile is in need of more extensive correction, the better choice may be veneers. Oftentimes, veneers will result in a more natural look than dental bonding. This is especially true if a greater amount of work needs to be done. Also, you have a chance to inspect the look of the veneers before they are permanently attached to your teeth. However, it does take a dentist trained in cosmetic procedures to determine which is the better procedure for you. If you would like a consultation with one of our dentists, call now to set up an appointment. Achieving that beautiful smile can be easier than you think!