Botox and Juvederm Specialist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Central Park Midtown, New York, NY
Cosmetic veneers can restore individual damaged teeth or improve the appearance of teeth that never looked quite right in your smile in the first place. At MUG in Midtown Manhattan, Daniel Mug, DMD, creates porcelain and composite resin veneers designed to last for years or even decades. To book your initial consultation for veneers or a full smile and face restoration, call MUG, or request an appointment online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Cosmetic veneers are dental restorations that, unlike crowns and bridges, do not serve any treatment purpose beyond making your smile look stunning. Veneers simply attach to the outward-facing surfaces of your teeth, giving them custom, natural-looking masks that conceal damage and stains.
Veneers are wafer-thin, so they don’t require the removal of a lot of enamel. Still, Dr. Mug needs to remove a slim layer of tooth enamel before placing the veneers so that they won’t stick out too far and can attach securely. Because of the complex placement process, veneers are permanent, and you cannot go back to not wearing veneers on treated teeth.
At MUG, Dr. Mug talks to you about your goals during your initial consultation. He then designs your veneers and even matches their color to the rest of your natural teeth, so they blend into your grin when they’re in place.
How do veneers change the way I look?
You can get veneers to cover damaged or discolored teeth or those that don’t naturally look like the rest. A veneer can change the color, size, or shape of an individual tooth, or you can get multiple veneers to make your teeth more similar to each other.
Specific features that veneers can cover are:
- Discoloration from surface staining
- Discoloration from medications
- Discoloration from large resin fillings
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Short or small teeth
- Teeth with irregular shapes
- Slight misalignment
- Gaps between teeth
During your consultation, Dr. Mug also discusses material options for your veneers since there are a couple to choose from.
What are my options for veneer materials?
MUG makes veneers using two high-quality materials that each have benefits of their own. The placement process also differs slightly between them. If you’re not sure which to get, Dr. Mug can guide you through the benefits and drawbacks of each choice:
Porcelain veneers are the more stain-resistant option of the two, and they’re translucent, so they reflect light more similarly to the original surfaces of your teeth. Being the more stain- and wear-resistant option, you can enjoy your original porcelain veneer set for many years before coming in for replacements.
Resin composite veneers
Resin composite veneers are thinner than porcelain veneers and don’t require as much enamel removal during the placement process, but they’re not stain-resistant. Plus, you can complete the entire placement process in just one visit, whereas porcelain veneers might require two appointments. While they don’t last quite as long, as-needed repairs are quick and easy.
To get veneers that look natural for one or more of your teeth, or to consider veneers as part of a full facial restoration, call MUG, or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.