Smile anxiety is a very real condition many people suffer in silence. They are embarrassed by their smile because of discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth. They tend to cover up their mouth when they laugh. They may even come up with any excuse they can to avoid social gatherings and face-to-face encounters. If this sounds like you, then you may be interested to learn all about what veneers in Staten Island can do to bring your once beautiful smile back to life.
Many first-time patients come to Dr. Alex Parshin for cosmetic help with their smile. Dr. Parshin has built his reputation on his commitment to providing quality care for his patients. Utilizing the latest technology available, he is able to create a comforting environment where patients are able to make informed decisions about their dental health. From digital x-rays and 3D printed molds, patients have complete confidence that they are in trusted hands.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers in Staten Island are an option for patients who have one or more teeth that exhibit worn enamel, have jagged edges, gaps between them, or have discoloration from coffee, tea, or tobacco stains. A veneer is a very thin shell that has been custom-designed to fit over each tooth that needs treatment. After a worn, damaged, or discolored tooth is prepared by removing a tiny layer of its remaining enamel, the veneer is cemented in place. The result is a tooth, or several teeth, that is suddenly aligned properly, gleaming in color, and free of any imperfections.
Do porcelain veneers look unnatural?
Not at all. Porcelain has many of the same properties as real tooth enamel. Veneers are translucent, which means they allow some light to enter and pass through their surface. Dr. Parshin uses state-of-the-art software to ensure that each patient has porcelain veneers designed for them that look natural in texture. They are resistant to staining, so many patients will have their teeth whitened as the first step so that their veneers can be color-matched to their unaffected teeth.
Who makes a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you are in good oral health at the time of your consultation and examination by Dr. Parshin, you should be an excellent candidate for the procedure. The only circumstances where porcelain veneers are not recommended is if a patient has a tooth or teeth that require a root cancel or other dental procedures to repair or save them.
Is there a long waiting period to get my veneers?
Dr. Parshin’s patients do not have to wait several weeks for an outside lab to make their veneers. Parshin Dental has its own in-house 3D system that can custom design and print your veneers while you wait. This process allows Dr. Parshin to oversee every step of the veneer creation process and ensure a good fit, without the need for additional visits or unnecessary delays.
If you have always wished you could transform your smile into one you will be proud of, now is the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Parshin online or by calling Parshin Dental for an appointment at (718) 494-2010.