Jane Yang Dental, P.C.
General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in Chinatown, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY
Veneers are an amazing cosmetic dentistry treatment that can give you that beautiful, movie star smile you’ve always wanted. Jane Yang, DDS, and her team at Jane Yang Dental P.C. are ready to help you take that first step. Call one of the offices in Chinatown or Brooklyn, New York, or book your appointment online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently affixed to the front surfaces of teeth. There a several brands of veneers, however, Dr. Yang uses Lumineers®.
Veneers can be used to fix a number of dental issues, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly-shaped teeth
What is involved in getting veneers?
The process for placing veneers takes place over the course of several appointments.
Step 1: Gathering the data for your treatment
Initially, Dr. Yang does a thorough examination, including X-rays, and talks with you about your dental issues and your goals for fixing them. If she thinks you’re a good candidate for the procedure, you come back to get started.
Step 2: Preparing your tooth
Since the veneers are placed on the surface of your tooth, Dr. Yang may need to thin or slightly shave down your enamel so that the veneer fits properly.
Step 3: Making the veneer
Dr. Yang makes an impression of your tooth so that a custom veneer can be created A temporary veneer may be placed on the tooth while you wait for the permanent one to come back from the lab.
Step 4: Bonding and curing
After removing the temporary veneer, Dr. Yang prepares the surface of the tooth for permanent placement by cleaning and polishing it. Then she etches the surface of the tooth to ensure a strong bond. Finally, she cements the veneer to the tooth and cures it with a special light, then makes any final adjustments for bite or fit.
How are Lumineers different from traditional veneers?
Lumineers differ from traditional veneers in two significant ways: their thickness and the procedure process. Lumineers are super thin -- about half the thickness of traditional veneers. This extra-thin characteristic enables Dr. Yang to place them in a quicker, less invasive way. Minimal, if any, thinning of the enamel is required. You may not even need a temporary veneer. As if that wasn’t enough, Lumineers have a beautiful, translucent appearance and can last as long as 20 years.
Getting a beautiful smile with veneers is only a phone call away. Jane Yang, DDS, and her team are ready to help. Call today or book your appointment online
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