Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
212.982.4080
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Porcelain Veneer Process

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Your cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have broken or chipped teeth or if you have stains that cannot be removed during traditional teeth whitening treatments. Veneers create a bright, white smile and make your teeth appear uniform in size and spacing. Here is a look at what you can expect if you undergo treatment with porcelain veneers.

Consultation
During your first visit, your cosmetic dentist will examine your natural teeth while noting other factors that influence the appearance of your smile, including your facial features, age, skin tone, and facial shape and symmetry. He or she may also take impressions of your teeth to create a wax model of what your smile could look like after treatment. This information is all used to design porcelain veneers that will look natural and complement your features.

Teeth Preparation
At your second appointment, your cosmetic dentist will remove a small portion of tooth enamel to allow your veneers to be sealed securely to your teeth. Once the enamel is removed, a new impression of your teeth will be taken and sent to a lab with specific instructions about how to craft your veneers. You may be given temporary veneers to wear for a few weeks so you can provide feedback to your dentist about any tweaks that need to be made to the size, shape, or color of your final veneers.

Veneer Placement
Your final appointment is reserved for placing your final veneers. They will be bonded to your teeth with resin cement, after your dentist has ensured that you are satisfied with the color, shape, and fit of the veneers. Once the resin cement is cured, your veneers will be completely secure and durable.

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, make an appointment with Manhattan dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei. Dr. Wei is in demand in NYC for his expertise in cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (212) 982-4080.

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