Considering Veneers? What They Can and Can Not Do

The mark of a great smile is one that makes you feel confident when sharing it with others. But certain cosmetic imperfections in the smile zone may leave you feeling self-conscious or too embarrassed to smile proudly. More patients these days are turning to cosmetic dentistry to enhance the appearance of their teeth and even create their dream smile. One such popular solution is that of porcelain veneers. Highly aesthetic and life-like in appearance, veneers are high-end restorations that cover the outward-facing surfaces of the teeth in the smile zone to instantly conceal the look of off-color, chipped, or misshapen teeth.


Dr. Marianna Farber and our team at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City, NY are pleased to bring the smile-changing solution of porcelain veneers to our patients. This quality option is enhancing the smiles of many individuals and may be the perfect procedure for you if you have been considering cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dr. Farber invites you to read on for more information about the types of conditions veneers can help you overcome and learn whether you may be an ideal candidate for veneers from our New York City, NY dental practice.


Porcelain Veneers: How They Work and What They Correct

Porcelain veneers are wafer-like restorations made of high-quality porcelain material. Attached to the front surfaces of teeth, veneers are usually placed in pairs to bring a symmetrical balance to the smile. Since each veneer is customized, Dr. Farber can create a life-like appeal and presence that mimics natural tooth enamel. Veneers can change the color, shape, size, width, length, and overall appearance of teeth falling within the smile zone of the mouth. Porcelain veneers from Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry can also transform the teeth into a straighter, whiter smile and with proper oral hygiene, can last for up to ten years or more.


When placed by a talented cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Farber, veneers can dramatically improve smile aesthetics and even create a more youthful appeal. Many patients seek cosmetic enhancement with porcelain veneers from our New York City, NY dental practice to correct of a number of aesthetic concerns with the teeth, including:


• Worn or rough biting edges

• Ill-shaped or small teeth

• Yellowed, brown-stained, or discolored enamel

• Small spaces surrounding teeth

• Slightly crowded or crooked teeth

• An uneven smile line


Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Men and women who are considering porcelain veneers as a cosmetic treatment for the smile are often interested in learning more about the benefits of this popular solution. Some of the advantages of having dental veneers placed by Dr. Farber of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry are described below.


Life-like Appearance

Dr. Farber utilizes a top-grade porcelain material to craft veneers that replicate the natural appearance and feel of tooth enamel. Using her advanced training and skills, she designs each veneer to fit naturally within the smile zone according to the ideal shape, size, and shade of white.



Each set of veneers is custom-created to meet individual goals, preferences, and desired smile results. No two smiles are alike and in much the same way, every porcelain veneer case is customized for maximum cosmetic outcomes.



Porcelain is a material that naturally offers stain-resistant qualities. Unlike other types of material, such as composite resin, porcelain has less porosity and is not as likely to trap stain. However, Dr. Farber does recommend minimizing the consumption of foods and drinks that stain and brushing after eating to reduce any potential discoloration of porcelain veneers.



Thanks to their durability, porcelain veneers may be more resistant to damage than other veneers material, such as composite. In many cases, and with good care, porcelain veneers can last for up to a decade or longer.



Porcelain veneers instantly transform the smile and can serve to conceal a wide range of aesthetic imperfections within the front teeth. Veneers also bring a uniformed, balanced look to the grin and a more youthful appeal, both of which can be a significant confidence-booster for anyone interested in cosmetic enhancement through dentistry.


When Porcelain Veneers May Not Be Ideal

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for many dental patients in the New York City, NY area, but they are not ideal in all cases. Patients who tend to grind their teeth heavily at night may not be good candidates for porcelain veneers, as this repetitious function can cause wear, chipping, or other damage to the porcelain. Those with significant tooth misalignment or gaps between teeth may also be better off with other types of treatments, such as orthodontic care, to create a beautiful and aligned smile. Porcelain veneers also best serve cosmetic goals when placed in an oral environment that is healthy and stable.


Conditions like gum disease, bone loss, or advanced tooth decay may preclude some individuals from receiving dental veneers. Porcelain veneers also need a certain amount of tooth structure for support and to which to adhere. If fractures, decay, or oral injury has left a good portion of a tooth missing, a full coverage dental crown may be a more suitable treatment option. However, even if veneers are not determined to be a good choice for enhancing the grin, Dr. Farber is a talented New York City, NY cosmetic dentist who can help patients find the right solutions to achieve their best smile ever.


Your Brand New Smile Awaits You

Are you ready to learn if porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry treatment for you? Dr. Farber and our caring team at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City, NY are excited to help you explore your options for getting the smile you have always desired. Porcelain veneers can transform teeth that are stained, uneven, or cosmetically unappealing and renew your smile for a confident, gorgeous look that lasts. Talk to our experienced New York City, NY team today to book your cosmetic consultation and get started on creating the smile you were always meant to have.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.