Jan 15 2013

Instant Orthodontics

Manhattan, New York City

Instant OrthodonticsWhen it comes to getting a great smile that makes a good impression, it's important that you have teeth that are straight and properly aligned. This is not always the case from birth for a lot of people, however. You may have some gaps between teeth, or teeth that are not perfectly straight. Even a slight bit of unevenness can throw off the entire look of your smile. In such cases, you can go to a Manhattan cosmetic dentistry center where they may find you a good candidate for instant orthodontics. Let's take a quick look at instant orthodontics right now.

What does instant orthodontics mean?

Instant orthodontics is not actual orthodontic treatment. Not at all. In fact, it's more of a cosmetic procedure meant to seem like you've undergone a more invasive dental treatment. Instant orthodontics is achieved with the use of porcelain veneers at our New York City cosmetic dentistry center.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of special dental ceramic that are affixed to the front portions of a patient's teeth. When in place, they are completely indistinguishable from your natural teeth whether the veneers are seen in artificial light or natural light.

Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

Ideal candidates for Manhattan porcelain veneers are people who have the following cosmetic problems with their teeth:

  • Crooked teeth

  • Tooth gaps

  • Uneven teeth

  • Minor tooth misalignments

  • Chipped teeth

  • Cracked teeth

  • Stained teeth

Since porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment in nature, it's important that patients not suffer from any serious dental health problems that affect the structure of the tooth. We will determine candidacy during the consultation phase.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

After cleaning the teeth, a small amount of tooth material will be removed from the surface of the tooth. This is generally less than one millimeter, and it is simply done to accommodate the porcelain veneer. An impression of the prepped tooth is then taken and the porcelain veneer is made from it. Before the porcelain veneer is fixed in place, final adjustments will be made to ensure perfect fit.

Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers

If a patient has serious issues with crooked teeth and malocclusion, a better option for treatment will be actual orthodontic treatment. Similarly, some issues of tooth discoloration may be better addressed through teeth whitening, and some matters related to chipped or damaged teeth might be better addressed through dental bonding or dental crowns.

Comprehensive Dental Care Treatment

In addition to all of the treatment options mentioned above, we should note that we offer comprehensive dental care services that will be able to greatly enhance your overall dental health and quality of life. We can discuss all of your best options for optimal care during your visit to the practice.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment

For more information about porcelain veneers and other treatments that can give you the smile that you have always wanted, be sure to contact our Manhattan cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.

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