Whether you’re scrolling on social media or watching the news, it seems like practically every celebrity likes to flaunt their flawless smile. While genetics and at-home oral care practices play a part, dental veneers are the not-so-secret secret to how so many celebrities achieve picture-perfect grins.
Veneers are incredibly thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They are custom-designed to transform your smile 一 and they’re available at Kew Gardens Dental P.C. in Queens, New York City, as one of our cosmetic dental services.
Read on as Bella Pinkatz, DDS, explains how dental veneers work and why they are the secret to achieving a celebrity-worthy smile.
The entire process consists of a consultation and two appointments. During your consultation, you and Dr. Pinkatz discuss your cosmetic concerns and your aesthetic goals. If dental veneers are right for you, Dr. Pinkatz first injects numbing medication to keep you comfortable throughout the visit. Once you’re numb, Dr. Pinkatz carefully removes a tiny bit of tooth enamel to make room for your new veneers. The next step is to take a set of digital impressions for the dental lab. This provides the information needed to craft your custom veneers. Temporary veneers protect your teeth until the permanent versions arrive.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you then return to the office in Queens to have Dr. Pinkatz check the veneers for appearance and fit before cementing them into place. This completes the process. You’re free to share your new smile with the world!
Veneers address multiple cosmetic concerns at once. They can:
Veneers can cover stained or discolored teeth and provide you with brilliant white teeth that are stain-resistant. Although you could brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments, veneers can brighten even the most stubborn or permanent stains. That’s because each shell covers up your natural tooth and hides those stains.
For teeth with minor misalignment issues, veneers offer a quick fix. They can create the illusion of perfectly straight teeth without the need for orthodontic treatment. In addition to hiding minor misalignment, veneers can also hide gaps between your teeth.
Note: if your gaps are too big or you have a bad bite, you’re not out of options. Dr. Pinkatz may recommend Invisalign® treatment to close big gaps and correct malocclusion.
If your teeth appear too short or are oddly shaped, veneers can enhance the size and shape of your teeth. The ability to reshape your teeth helps create a uniform, symmetrical smile.
Veneers enhance the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or worn down. They provide strength and protection while improving aesthetics. As a bonus, when veneers cover up chips, it prevents you from accidentally cutting your lip or tongue on a chipped tooth.
The confidence that comes with a beautiful, celebrity-worthy smile can positively impact your personal and professional life. What’s not to love about that?
Dental veneers have become the choice of countless individuals who want to transform their smiles into something extraordinary … whether they walk on the red carpet or not. Call Dr. Pinkatz at 518-757-0854 to find out how dental veneers can unlock the door to your very own red-carpet-worthy smile. You can also request an appointment online to get started.