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Dental Veneers

Your CitiDental dentist has a wide range of cosmetic options to improve your appearance. And when your dentist also practices restorative and family dentistry, he’s best suited to advise you on your most practical options. He already knows your oral health status, dental history, preferences, budget and lifestyle, so he’ll help you find what’s best for your needs. Dental veneers are an affordable choice to address many of your dental concerns. Veneers can improve both your overall well-being and your appearance.


Dental veneers are thin slices of tooth coverings, colored to give you the hue you desire. They change yellowing, unattractive teeth into a natural, whiter version to give you more confidence as part of your complete smile makeover. Veneers teeth are simply applied to the front of your teeth with dental cement. It’s simple and pain-free when done by your cosmetic dentist at CitiDental.

Veneers teeth are installed in your dentist’s office, and they can give you a winning smile quickly. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that nearly 89 percent of people visit their cosmetic dentists for cosmetic reasons, proving that appearance is important to most. Meanwhile, a mere 54 percent see their dentist for dental health purposes.

The Value of Veneers Teeth

There are two main types of dental veneers — composite and porcelain. And though porcelain veneers teeth are usually of a higher quality, it’s wise to rely on your family dentist’s recommendations, as well as your preference. Dental veneers cost and the time you need to spend for the treatment depends on the type you get. Usually the porcelain dental veneers cost is twice that of composites.  But you’ll also find that they usually last longer too.

Veneers rose to the height of popularity in the 1920’s film industry. Today’s quality veneers have only been widely available to the general public since about 1983. It takes a steady hand and experience to apply dental veneers, contour them to your teeth and fit them precisely to avoid painful abrasions. Talk to your dentist at CitiDental in Queens about dental veneers cost and how to get affordable dentistry  options to suit your needs.

Prepless Veneers and Press on Veneers

The latest in high-tech veneers requires very little alteration to your original teeth. Prepless veneers serve the same purpose as conventional veneers, providing a natural feel and appearance. They’re ideally suited to cover minor defects in your teeth. Your dentist can tell you if you make a good candidate for prepless veneers.

Temporary, or press on veneers, are available for short periods, such as for an important interview or for your wedding. They don’t require any bonding material, but instead just clip onto your existing teeth. You’ll be able to talk, eat and drink without any problems.

Porcelain vs. Composite Veneers

You can expect porcelain veneers to last up to 15 years. They are stain-resistant, made of very strong materials and polished to look like enamel. After taking an impression of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist creates a custom mold. Some minor reshaping of your natural teeth may be needed to properly seat the veneers. This usually takes multiple visits to accomplish. Once you get porcelain veneers, they are permanent and cannot be removed.

You can get composite veneers made in just one sitting. Adjustments to your enamel usually are minimal. The resin is put right on your teeth and then sculpted to look natural. Ultraviolet light is used to harden the bond. Adding resin layers gives more strength to your teeth, and then polished to provide you with your beautiful new smile. Composite veneers sometimes are referred to as same-day veneers or no-prep veneers. They usually last about five to eight years.

Why You May Want Veneers

When teeth whitening doesn’t give you the results you hoped for, veneers are next best step for achieving whiter teeth. Veneers are chip-resistant and won’t stain easily. And they really help you get the look you desire.

Veneers also are useful for addressing other dental problems, such as:

  1. Misaligned teeth
  2. Uneven sized teeth
  3. Gaps between your teeth
  4. Broken or chipped teeth
  5. Tooth discoloration
  6. Damaged enamel
  7. Weak teeth
  8. Crooked teeth

Alternatives to Veneers

When veneers aren’t the best option for your teeth, typically because you need more extensive dental work, talk to your Queens dentist about alternatives to veneers to give you similar results. Possible alternatives to veneers may include:

  1. Orthodontic treatments
  2. Dental Bonding
  3. Microabrasion
  4. Full-mouth dental implants
  5. Teeth Whitening
  6. Invisalign
  7. Porcelain crowns

Taking Care of Your Dental Veneers

Like all oral solutions, you need to take care of your new, whiter teeth. Good daily hygiene, coupled with bi-annual dental visits, allows you to enjoy your veneers longer and assures that you’ll always look your best.

To keep your veneers looing as good as the day you got them, practice:

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth with recommended toothpaste and brushes
  • Avoiding food such as nuts and hard candy
  • Not biting on ice
  • Using scissors or your fingers to open packets, not your teeth
  • Asking your dentist about a mouth guard if you’re prone to grinding your teeth
  • Avoiding clenching your teeth
  • Maintaining your regular dental checkups