Are you interested in getting veneers to restore your smile and improve your self-confidence? Dr. Kurzweil takes pride in providing premium restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to Bellerose, New York and Bayside, New York patients and families.
Veneers are very thin, custom-designed tooth-colored shells that are created to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are a viable restoration option for patients who have crooked, decayed, stained or chipped teeth.
This cosmetic dentistry procedure gives patients the chance to recover the natural beauty of their smile while still enjoying the relative strength provided by your natural teeth. Veneers are constructed from a mold prepared by your dentist. They may be designed from porcelain or resin composite materials.
Dental veneers may last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Unfortunately, the procedure is irreversible. When your dentist installs veneers, some of the enamel from your natural teeth is removed in order to attach the shells. Therefore, when your original veneers become damaged or chipped, they must be replaced to maintain your smile.
Many patients may be confused about the difference between these two popular cosmetic dentistry techniques. Both are designed to offer you a pleasant, natural-looking smile. However, both techniques have situations in which they are either more or less suitable.
The main difference between veneers and crowns is the amount that your natural tooth structure must be altered in order to install the restorative treatment. Veneers are an excellent choice to improve less-than-satisfactory tooth appearances like problematic shapes, fractures, positioning, and color. They may also cover up staining that is resistant to bleaching.
In comparison, a crown pretty much covers the entire structure of a tooth. This restorative treatment is best suited when a great deal of a tooth’s natural structure has been damaged or compromised. Whereas a veneer simply covers the front of the tooth, a crown replaces the entire external structure of the tooth down to the gumline. Your dentist will work with you to determine which, if any, restoration is most practical for your situation.
At Lawrence A. Kurzweil, DDS, PC we make an effort to provide you with the best care and most convenient financial options. We accept most insurance plans. Please bring information about your insurance to your visit so that we can expedite reimbursement.
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