You love your coffee first thing in the morning, and sip on it throughout your busy day. You drink tea in the evening. You know you shouldn’t, but you still smoke cigarettes. And, there’s nothing better to go with a bowl of pasta than a good red wine. If those four scenarios describe you, or even if any one of the four sound like your lifestyle, then you may be on your way to stained tooth enamel. Once the dulling and the yellowing begin, there may be only one solution to getting your beautiful smile back. Investing in porcelain veneers in Staten Island.
Dr. Alex Parshin sees many patients who come to him concerned about why their teeth are no longer sparkling white. With his experience in performing smile makeovers, Dr. Parshin explains to his patients how coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine can do damage to tooth enamel and cause permanent staining. Dr. Parshin then reassures them that there are cosmetic procedures that can bring back their bright smile, including porcelain veneers in Staten Island.
Are porcelain veneers only for stained teeth?
No. Porcelain veneers can also be a restorative treatment for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or have gaps between them. They are a less invasive option than either braces or crowns.
What exactly is a porcelain veneer?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) describes a veneer as a “thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” Dr. Parshin meticulously designs porcelain veneers for his patients that look completely natural right down to the most intricate detail. Coloring is selected to match a patient’s natural teeth.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
Not at Parshin Dental. Once all measurements and photo images have been taken, and color has been selected, the in-house CEREC grinding and milling system creates the custom-made porcelain veneers. There is no outside lab involved. The preparation of the enamel on the teeth to be covered by the veneers and the actual placement can be accomplished in just one office visit.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
The first step is to have Dr. Parshin examine your teeth, have him listen to all your concerns, and answer questions you have. Any other oral and general health conditions you may have will be taken into consideration. Then, if he determines that porcelain veneers are the appropriate procedure to bring back your smile, you will schedule a date to have it done. Keep in mind that porcelain veneers are not a reversible procedure because a small amount of enamel must be removed from each tooth being covered.
If you are living with fractured, chipped or misaligned teeth, or teeth that have lost their brilliant white color, and you would like to know if porcelain veneers are the right solution for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Parshin. You can do so with our online form or by calling Parshin Dental at (718) 494-2010.