Important Things To Consider Before Getting Porcelain Veneers (Part One)

Porcelain veneers cultivate beautiful smiles here in our NYC dental office, but it’s important to get the full picture before jumping straight in!


If a beautiful smile is the holy grail, porcelain veneers are a great option. Dental veneers are able to perfect a smile in a couple of dental visits while improving your aesthetics and confidence for a lifetime!


At the Grammercy dental office of Dr. Martin J.Schwartz, we’re here for all of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs including porcelain veneers. Take a moment today and dig deeper into what you need to know about dental veneers. 



 Things You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers


Porcelain veneers are thin dental coverings that are placed on the front, visible part of your tooth and mimic natural-looking teeth. People choose veneers for a variety of cosmetic reasons including:


Chipped, worn, or cracked teeth

Gaps in teeth

Misshapen teeth


While porcelain veneers are a great option for most people, let’s look deeper into some important things you’ll want to know before committing. 


  1. You need an experienced dentist.


While porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure, you still need a dentist who is highly skilled. Before you book an appointment, schedule a consult with the dentist and review all the before and afters they’ve performed and learn more about how long they’ve been doing the procedure for. 


  1. Porcelain veneers can improve most people’s smiles.


Whether you want whiter teeth or you’re looking to correct a minor cosmetic issue, porcelain veneers are a great option for most everyone. There are some cases where they may not be optimal such as those with dental decay and people who grind or clench their teeth.


If you have a clean bill of oral health, veneers will be able to be placed.


  1. Porcelain veneers are not a one-size fits all dental procedure.


The truth of the matter is, porcelain veneers are more like a hairstyle, you have to find a style that fits your mouth and features. So, exclaiming, “I want that exact smile,” just doesn’t work for porcelain veneers. 


At our dental office in Grammercy, we’ll work with you to understand what you don’t like about your current smile and craft one that works for you! At the end of the day, what works for one patient won’t work for another, so it’s all about porcelain veneer customization. 


  1. Consider other plastic surgery you might have after getting porcelain veneers.



If you plan on having facial plastic surgery after your veneers, it’s important to let your dentist know. Work that you have done on your face can throw off your new porcelain veneers. For example, if you get lip injections, they can cast a shadow on your teeth making them appear discolored and gray! 


Porcelain veneers are an important choice and investment in your smile so it’s vital that you have all the information before you make the decision. Beyond the five things we touched on in this post there are many more to cover, so look for part two soon!



For more information on our porcelain veneer procedure, connect with us today!







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