Learn About Dental Veneers from your Bay Shore NY Cosmetic Dentist

As your Bay Shore NY Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Eugene Atenucci DDS wants you to understand what veneers are and how they can help you. Dental veneers are a common cosmetic dental treatment used to improve the appearance of teeth.


Veneers are a thin layer that is bonded to your teeth to give them a desired appearance. They can be used in a variety of circumstances. If you want whiter teeth but have not responded well to teeth whitening procedures, veneers can help to give your teeth a whiter appearance.


Dental veneers can also be used if your teeth are slightly misaligned, especially in the front of your mouth. They are used often as an alternative to orthodontic treatment. They do not, however, actually straighten the teeth; they just help to make the gaps appear smaller or not at all. Thye can also be used to reshape teeth that have been worn down from erosion.


If your teeth are extremely discolored, however, you may want to ask your Bay Shore NY cosmetic dentist about other cosmetic dentistry options. Veneers may not be sufficient enough to mask darker colored teeth.


In order to have veneers placed on your teeth, the first step is to choose a shade that best matches your desires. Then, the teeth are filed down to help the material bond better. Typically, most dental veneer treatments require more than one visit. A mold is taken to record the shape of the filed-down teeth and then sent to a laboratory where our custom veneers will be created. Temporary coverings may be applied during the wait.


To find out if dental veneers are right for you, call (631) 665-8484 or click here to schedule an appointment.