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By Dr. Joseph Sachs
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersYour best smile is just a consultation away. At Dr. Sachs & Associates in New York, Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz improve patient smiles and personal outlooks with lifelike porcelain veneers. Made from shells of superior grade porcelain, veneers disguise the front of teeth flawed by chips, stains and other defects. They perfect your smile and strengthen it, too!

Just what are porcelain veneers?

They are tooth-shaped shells of color-matched, translucent porcelain. Veneers improve tooth color, size, length, resilience, and shape. Additionally, because they are made of porcelain, they appear, function, and feel like real tooth enamel.

If you have teeth that are healthy but don't fit in with the rest of your smile, veneers could help. Dr. Sachs & Associates' New York office provides veneers alongside a host of other cosmetic services that enhance smile appearance and allow patients to confidently show off their teeth and gums.

The treatment

It begins with you and your dentist discussing your smile objectives. Then, Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz will tell you how they can meet those objectives. For instance, do you wish to even tooth length? Do you want to cover deep stains? Is a chip or gap spoiling the appearance of an otherwise great smile?

Next, the dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays. Healthy teeth and gums are prerequisites for any cosmetic service. This means that decay, gum disease, or any other issues are addressed before proceeding with a smile makeover.

If the dentist recommends veneers, he'll take oral impressions using the sophisticated iTero scanner. This apparatus eliminates sticky impression putty and cumbersome trays. Instead, it takes a series of digital images and collates them into one three-dimensional scan. This information helps create your veneers one by one for a truly customized look.

Additionally, Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz will remove a small amount of tooth enamel--about 1/2 mm. This reduction helps the dentist achieve the right fit for your new veneers. Don't worry. The process is comfortable, and if necessary, you'll wear temporary veneers to normalize your smile as your permanent ones are crafted.

When placed, the veneers are accurately colored with a strong bonding cement. That's right. The dentist changes the color of the adhesive in such a way that the refurbished teeth blend in perfectly with their neighbors.

Adjusting to veneers

It may take a week or so for you to become accustomed to how your veneers feel. If this occurs, feel free to call the office at any time if you have a question or concern. However, most people adjust quickly.

Patients find veneers easy to care for, too. As usual, just brush twice a day and floss carefully. Come to Dr. Sachs & Associates semi-annually for your prophylactic cleanings and check-ups, as well.

A flawless smile

If this is your goal, we're here to help. Contact Dr. Sachs & Associates at (212) 929-7718 today! We have evening and Saturday hours to accommodate your schedule.

By Dr. Joseph Sachs
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

What your dentists in New York want you to knowveneers

Veneers can change your smile, and a new smile can change your life! You can achieve a beautiful smile with dental veneers. So what exactly are veneers? Your dentists at Dr. Joseph Sachs & Associates in New York, NY want to help answer that question and share the facts about veneers and how they can enhance your smile.

Veneers are of porcelain, which gives them a lifelike quality because porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. They are thin laminates of high-quality porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth.

The aesthetically beautiful, natural look of veneers is only one reason why veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Porcelain veneers are also:

  • Permanently beautiful because they resist stains and can last for many years
  • Conservative because your dentist removes only minimal tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers
  • Quick because it only takes two to three appointments to give you a completely new smile

Versatile because veneers can fix many aesthetic issues with your teeth, including if your teeth are:

  • Cracked, fractured or damaged due to injury
  • Chipped or worn down due to aging
  • Discolored or stained from medications, coffee or tobacco use

Veneers can even fix teeth that are spaced apart by closing up the gaps cosmetically. Veneers can also get rid of tooth overlap by cosmetically creating the look of straight teeth.

Your veneer treatment begins with a consultation appointment, during which you and your doctor can discuss your treatment, expectations, and results. Next, your teeth will be prepared by removing only minimal tooth structure. An impression is made of your teeth and your veneers are created at a dental lab. At your final appointment, your new porcelain veneers will be cemented permanently.

If you are thinking about veneers, don’t visit just anyone. See the experts by calling your dentists at Dr. Joseph Sachs & Associates in New York, NY. Veneers can help you get the smile you deserve so call today!