Bar and Smith Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Upper East Side & Kips Bay, New York, NY

You don’t have to settle for a less than perfect smile. At Bar and Smith Dental, in Kips Bay and Upper East Side of New York City, Isaac Bar, DMD, and Tyler Smith, DMD, offer dental veneers to create a smile that a celebrity would envy. Call Bar and Smith Dental or schedule a consultation online today to find out if dental veneers are right for you.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

If you’re dissatisfied with your smile because of imperfections like unevenly shaped or sized teeth, gaps, crowding, chips, or discoloration, you should consider veneers.

Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that cover the front of your teeth to create a perfect smile. The dentists at Bar and Smith Dental can provide a veneer for a single tooth or can correct your entire smile.

Bar and Smith Dental provides porcelain veneers, which have a range of benefits. First, when technicians make your veneers, they’re not only custom-shaped to fit your teeth precisely, but the techs also tint the porcelain to match your teeth for a natural appearance, which is why many patients opt for teeth whitening before veneer placement to achieve the brightest smile possible.

Veneers are also stain-resistant and won’t discolor over time. With proper care, your veneers will last for up to a decade.

What is the process of getting veneers?

The dentists at Bar and Smith Dental usually apply veneers in two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist examines your teeth and gums, making sure that veneers are the best solution to enhance your smile.

If veneers are right for you, they carefully remove a very thin layer of tooth enamel from your teeth to create space for your veneers to fit flush against your teeth. Then, they take impressions and pictures of your teeth, which they send to the dental lab that will manufacture your veneers.

Before you leave, they apply temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent veneers are made.

At your second appointment, your dentist removes your temporary veneers and fits your permanent set. They check the fit of each veneer shell and your bite before bonding them to your teeth permanently.

Finally, they buff and shine your veneers until they shine like natural teeth.

Am I a good candidate for veneers?

Veneers are an excellent cosmetic option for almost everyone who wants a bright, beautiful smile. After your consultation, your dentist discusses the best treatment options to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. They may also recommend dental crowns or Invisalign® treatment, depending on your needs.

How should I take care of my veneers?

Veneers are easy to care for — you simply brush and floss per your dentist’s instructions. Every day, you should floss at least once and brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice. While veneers won’t discolor or decay, you should still have routine dental checkups.

Find out if veneers are the best way to correct your smile. Call Bar and Smith Dental or make an appointment online today.