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Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY

Misshapen, cracked, or stained teeth can put a damper on your self-confidence and become the only thing you think about when you smile. The dental experts at Rifkin Dental recommend porcelain veneers for a smile that's both functional and beautiful. Located in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York, the skilled team at Rifkin Dental can help you be your best with veneers customized to suit your needs. Schedule online or call for an appointment.

Veneers Q & A

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. One of the experienced cosmetic dentists at Rifkin Dental custom-fits each veneer to the individual teeth in your mouth, then bonds the veneers to your existing teeth. Veneers correct imperfections such as cracks, gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth. They also help strengthen delicate teeth.

Porcelain remains the most stain-resistant material for making veneers, though veneers may also be created out of resin composite materials. Porcelain tends to do a better job replicating the look of your natural teeth enamel, too. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and helps you select the best type of veneers for your needs.

What is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?

The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs, after which you come back for another appointment. A cosmetic dental specialist then removes a tiny layer of enamel from the surface of your existing teeth to make sure the veneers bond and fit properly. Once your teeth are prepared, your dental specialist makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create custom veneers that are an exact fit for your mouth.

You come back to have the finished veneers fitted to each tooth. After cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the adhesive to bond securely to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.

What’s Great About Veneers?

Veneers are a natural-looking means to correct misshapen, cracked, or crooked teeth. Additionally, they offer the following advantages:

  • Stain resistance
  • Little gum irritation
  • Can lighten darker teeth
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns

Book a consultation online or call Rifkin Dental today to see how easy it can be to improve your smile with custom veneers.