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

What to Expect When You See Your Dentist for Veneers

When you visit your dentist’s office for porcelain veneers, you can look forward to a rapid smile transformation. Veneers offer an effective way to address unsightly discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers can even disguise misshapen teeth behind custom-made porcelain shells. It’s important that you fully understand what’s involved with dental veneers before you decide to get them. Your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you.

Consultation

The process of getting dental veneers typically requires two to three visits. First, you’ll have a consultation with the dentist, during which he or she will thoroughly examine your smile and discuss the process with you. Be prepared to answer questions about why you’re dissatisfied with the current appearance of your smile and what you hope to accomplish with dental veneers. The dentist will explain that veneers require the removal of a small amount of your natural tooth enamel to accommodate the wafer-thin thickness of the veneers. Because some enamel is removed, veneers are considered to be a non-reversible cosmetic dentistry treatment. You’ll need to replace them eventually. With good care, your veneers could last 10 years or longer.

Preparation

If you and your dentist determine that veneers are right for you, the dentist will remove less than one millimeter of enamel from the surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer. Then, you’ll have an impression made of your teeth. The dentist will send the impression out to a laboratory to have your custom veneers fabricated.

Bonding

When your veneers are ready, you’ll return to the dental clinic. Your dentist will make any needed adjustments to the shape and shade of your new smile. Then, your teeth will be carefully cleaned, polished, and etched, and the veneers will be cemented in place.

If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, it’s time to make an appointment at the office of Dr. Charles Marks, a cosmetic dentist serving New York. Give us a call today at (212) 279-1232 and let us know how we can transform your smile. Be sure to browse our website to view our complete line of dentistry services.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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