Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Your Guide to Dental Veneers

There are a wide variety of reasons why teeth can become broken, discolored, or misaligned. Fortunately, the expert placement of dental veneers can easily repair these imperfections and reveal a beautiful, more confident smile. If you are considering dental veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth, read through the following brief guide. 

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Planning
In many cases, veneers are used to close small gaps between teeth, conceal chipped or broken teeth, or improve the appearance of discoloration or staining. Dental veneers can also be a great way to improve teeth that are misshapen or misaligned. During your first appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and clarify your aesthetic goals. He or she will help you to decide which type of veneer suits your needs and make a model of your teeth to send the dental technician who will be responsible for creating the custom veneers.

Preparation
Next, your dentist may need to conservatively prepare your teeth. Preparation typically involves the removal of a very small amount of tooth enamel—usually less than a millimeter—to prepare for veneer placement. Once adhered to the tooth, the thin veneer shell will replace this enamel and completely restore normal tooth function with better aesthetic appeal.

Placement and Maintenance
Dental veneers are bonded to the tooth using a special light-sensitive resin that promotes a strong bond. Veneers look and function just like normal teeth, and are maintained at home the same way—through regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. Although the high-tech materials that compose veneers are highly stain-resistant, your dentist may also advise that you avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.

Veneers are a great way to restore the brilliance of a natural smile while only minimally altering the teeth. To find out more about dental veneers and other ways to improve your dental health, consider scheduling an appointment with experts Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates. Call (212) 279-1232 to find out more about our professional dentistry services.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday