Dental Veneers on the Upper West Side

before and after pictures of mouth with veneers
before and after pictures of mouth with veneers

Smiles On The Upper Westside provides dental veneers in the UWS neighborhood of NYC. Call 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.

Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can provide a dramatic smile makeover.

Veneers can be applied to one or several teeth for any of the following aesthetic reasons:

  • Correct gaps between the teeth
  • Correct uneven lengths
  • Correct slightly misaligned teeth
  • Correct discoloration
  • Restore chipped teeth
  • Correct teeth that are slightly crooked
  • Change the size or shape

Veneers cover the front of the tooth surface and slightly wrap around the sides and biting edge of the tooth. In most cases, each tooth receiving a veneer will be carefully prepped prior to the veneer fabrication and placement. This preparation involves removing a thin (usually less than one millimeter) layer of enamel from the natural tooth in the areas that will be covered by the veneer. This allows the veneer to fit seamlessly with the contours of the natural tooth. The veneers are attached using a thin but strong bonding material. The material hardens when cured by a specialized light.

There are several types of veneers:

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the longest-lasting and most aesthetically-pleasing type of veneer. They are created in a lab to the exact specifications of the dentist and mimic the look of natural enamel, using multiple thin layers of porcelain. The size, color, shape, and fit are fully customized.

Composite Veneers

Made using composite resin, these may be made in the dental office or in a dental lab and are less expensive than porcelain veneers. They can alter the appearance of tooth color, size, or shape and can be an effective solution for less extensive cosmetic improvements. They are fully customized as are the porcelain veneers, but the composite material is somewhat susceptible to staining and does not last as long as porcelain.

Instant Veneers

Prefabricated resin veneers are not customized to the shape and fit of your teeth, although they do come in different sizes and shapes. We do not recommend instant veneers because they do not provide the appearance, quality, or durability of custom veneers.

If you are searching for dental veneers on the Upper West Side, call 212-222-5225 to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers

How much is a full mouth of veneers?

The price of veneers depends on the type you choose, but it’s not necessary to have a full mouth of veneers. Instead, you only need to have veneers placed on the teeth that are visible when you smile and speak. Some people choose to have veneers placed on only the top teeth that show when they smile, while others opt for both the top and the bottom.

Do veneers ruin your teeth?

Veneers do not ruin your teeth. This is a common misconception regarding how teeth are prepared for veneer placement. Only a thin layer of enamel is removed, meaning that your overall tooth structure remains intact and healthy. Of course, once you get veneers, you will always need to have them—you can’t decide to take them off and not replace them, as you won’t have the enamel needed to protect your teeth.

Are veneers worth getting?

Veneers are absolutely worth getting! They are a fantastic way to give your smile a dramatic makeover by correcting a number of different cosmetic issues.

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

If you have healthy teeth and gums, but you have aesthetic concerns about your smile, you are a good candidate for dental veneers.

Can you get natural-looking veneers?

Yes, today’s veneers look more realistic than ever thanks to advances in design and fabrication technology. As a skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Massiah pays close attention to all the small details that make veneers look like natural teeth, including their shape, shade of white, and proportions.