Sometimes, people hesitate to undergo dental procedures because they’re concerned about how their smile will look afterward. We’ve all seen pictures of veneers that look fake because they are too white. The good news is that porcelain veneers are one of the most convenient ways to upgrade your smile, and each pair is completely customized for your unique smile. Here’s everything you need to know about custom veneers to make the best choice for you.
Why Do Some Veneers Look Unnatural?
If you’re considering veneers, choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist is essential. Some dentists can make them too big or small, resulting in teeth that look out of proportion with the rest of your smile.
Another common issue is that they aren’t matched to your natural tooth color. As noted, veneers that are too white can stand out and look fake. At the same time, dark veneers can make your teeth appear stained and dirty.
Lastly, what materials are used makes a difference in the final result. Understanding those materials can make a tremendous difference in the cosmetic result. The veneer material as well as the different types of cement used all play a crucial role in a pleasing cosmetic outcome.
Fortunately, our experienced team in Long Island, NY, can address any concerns and help you choose the right option.
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain, resistant to staining, and look natural when placed over teeth. They are also semi-translucent and highly durable, allowing them to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. When crafting them, our dedicated cosmetic dentists consider factors such as your skin tone, gum line, lip line, facial features, as well as what color the teeth are currently. Whether you’re fixing discoloration or malformed teeth, you can rest assured your smile will look natural and beautiful.
How Are Custom Veneers Made?
At your first appointment, you’ll sit down for an in-depth consultation with your cosmetic dentist to discuss your concerns. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, our experts will identify your problem areas and recommend the best strategy for treatment based on your specific needs and lifestyle.
During your consultation, we’ll take a digital impression of your teeth and start digitally planning your smile design. We’ll also discuss your customization options–based on a few factors, including:
- Color: Our experienced dentists in Rocky Point, NY, will help you determine the most appropriate veneer color based on your skin tone, age, and other important factors. Although the color is up to you, it’s essential to take your time with this decision to choose the most natural-looking option.
- Translucency: Translucency is an essential element of your veneers since light-reflecting teeth look more natural. To choose the right level, we’ll consider the color of your natural teeth.
- Size and shape: After finding the right color and translucency, we’ll focus on choosing the right size and shape. Teeth with rounded edges can give your smile a softer look, while square-shaped teeth are considered more masculine. They can be designed to combine feminine and masculine elements, as well as oval and sharper shapes, for a truly customized makeover.
Do Veneers Require Special Care?
Porcelain veneers are relatively low maintenance compared to natural teeth. To avoid stained veneers, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions. In addition, you should brush your teeth, including your veneers, at least twice daily using gentle, fluoridated toothpaste, and floss them. For the best results, avoid harsh whitening toothpaste, which can damage them.
Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
When you’re ready to upgrade your smile with custom veneers, call Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our professional cosmetic dentists in Huntington or Rocky point, NY can help you create a beautiful, natural-looking smile to match your goals.
Call our Rocky Point or Huntington, NY offices or message us online to book a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!