Veneers in Carmel, NY
Carmel Dental Associates provides veneers in Carmel, NY. Call 845-225-2224 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental veneers are a highly realistic-looking treatment option that can be used to cover many different cosmetic issues. These include, but are not limited to:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Uneven tooth length
- Slight misalignment or crookedness
- Chipped teeth
- Tooth size or shape
Dental veneers are thin shells that cover the teeth. Note that any decay or other oral disease must be treated prior to the application of veneers. In addition, we must remove the outer layer of tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, which are firmly attached with a strong bonding material that cures under specialized light.
Veneers come in several different types:
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are the most expensive, but also the most durable and most aesthetic type of veneer. Fully customized and created just for you in a lab, they use multiple layers of dental porcelain to mirror the exact color and sheen of your natural teeth. Many people choose to have their teeth whitened prior to having veneers placed, and the veneers matched to the brighter color.
Composite Veneers: Composite resin veneers may be created in a dental lab or in the office. They are less expensive than porcelain veneers, but just as customizable. However, the composite material is not as durable and long-lasting as porcelain, and is subject to staining.
Instant Veneers: Prefabricated resin veneers are the least expensive type of veneers, and can often be completed in just one office visit. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, but are not customizable. They are somewhat stain-resistant, but do not look as realistic or last as long as either composite or porcelain veneers.
If you are interested in dramatically improving your smile, dental veneers can be an excellent option. Carmel Dental Associates can help. Call 845-225-2224 to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
It’s a common misconception that veneers ruin teeth, but they don’t have any negative impact on oral health. It is true, though, that the outermost layer of tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to affix your veneers to your teeth. While this doesn’t harm your teeth in any way, it does mean that once this enamel is removed, you’ll always need to have veneers—you can’t change your mind and have your veneers removed without new veneers to replace them because you won’t have the enamel you need to protect your teeth.
How much do veneers cost?
The price of your veneers depends on how many veneers you need and whether you choose porcelain veneers, composite veneers, or instant veneers. When you come to our office for your consultation, we’ll provide you with an estimate of your costs.
Are dental veneers worth it?
Yes, our patients are very pleased with the results of their veneers. Many of them have spent years feeling self-conscious about their smiles; for these patients, getting veneers feels like a weight lifted off of their shoulders and they leave our office with renewed confidence.
How long does a dental veneer last?
Porcelain veneers last about 10 years on average, but it’s not unusual for them to last much longer. Composite and instant veneers have shorter lifespans, typically around five years.
Can you get veneers with no teeth?
No, dental veneers need to be affixed to your natural teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to replace them, you can choose between a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants, depending on your circumstances.
Call 845-225-2224 to schedule your appointment.