Porcelain Veneers Overview
A quick way to make over your smile by hiding chipped, crooked, decayed, or stained teeth is with porcelain veneers at Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. in New York, NY. Dental veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Offering customized veneers, general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Natalie Scarmato can help improve the color, size, shape, or length of your teeth. Schedule an appointment at our Manhattan office to learn more about porcelain veneers and decide if they are right for your needs.
Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Veneers can be used to quickly cover chips and stains on your enamel, improve misaligned or worn down teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally shaped or spaced. At Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S., your veneers will be custom made to fit comfortably over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. During your consultation, Dr. Scarmato will listen to your goals and expectations so she can customize your treatment. Dr. Scarmato will also see if you are a good candidate for veneers by assessing your overall oral health. You should not have signs of gum disease, or habitually clench your jaw and grind your teeth (called bruxism).
What To Expect with Porcelain Veneers
Once you have developed your unique treatment plan with Dr. Scarmato, she will take digital or physical impressions of your teeth. Your veneers will be made at a dental laboratory where your custom veneers will be crafted out of high-quality porcelain material. When your veneers are ready, Dr. Scarmato will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This both creates space for the veneers and improves the bond for a more natural result that lasts a long time. Once your veneers are bonded, Dr. Scarmato may make minor adjustments so your veneers fit comfortably.
Porcelain Veneers Recovery
Since getting cosmetic veneers typically does not require anesthesia, you should be able to resume your daily activities after your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold food for a few days, but this should subside naturally. Your veneers should be cleaned like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. While porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains compared to your natural enamel, you should still avoid staining food and drinks to keep your smile bright. To avoid damaging your veneers, you should not chew on hard objects, such as ice or your fingernails. Continue to schedule dental exams and cleanings at Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. so we can monitor the condition of your veneers, natural teeth, and overall oral health. Dr. Scarmato will let you know if your veneers need to be repaired or replaced.
Porcelain Veneers Insurance Coverage
Veneers are a cosmetic procedure so they are typically not covered by dental insurance. Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. does accept many payment methods, including medical financing, to help make your treatment easier to afford. During your consultation, Dr. Scarmato will customize your treatment plan to fit your goals and budget. She will go over an estimate for your treatment and explain your payment options.
Plan Your Procedure
Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with custom porcelain veneers at Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. in New York, NY. With an array of treatment options to fit your goals, Dr. Scarmato will help you quickly improve the appearance of your smile with veneers. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarmato at her office in Greenwich Village.