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Veneers

Cute Dental Care, PC

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Jamaica, NY

Most smiles look imperfect to some degree. Fortunately, Muslima Khandakar, DMD, and Mohammad Rahman, DDS, fix chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. They can improve the way your smile looks with high-quality veneers at Cute Dental Care, PC in Jamaica, Queens, in New York City. To consult with the team about cosmetic veneers, call the office for an appointment or book an appointment today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are custom shells your dentist attaches to the front surfaces of unattractive teeth. You can get a single veneer for one tooth that doesn’t look like the rest or many veneers to make your whole smile look better.

Getting veneers requires that your dentist removes some enamel from your teeth. That means that once you get veneers, you must wear a set for the rest of your life.

Your dentist at Cute Dental Care, PC, takes impressions of your teeth after removing the enamel to create veneers that fit perfectly and look natural.

Once your veneers are crafted with high-grade porcelain, your dentist checks the fit and cements them onto your teeth. You’ll need to replace them eventually, but they last for five years or longer if you care for them.

What can veneers cover?

Veneers can cover several types of damage, deformity, and other unattractive features. The team at Cute Dental Care, PC might recommend considering veneers if you have:

  • Stains
  • Deep discoloration
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Chips
  • Cracks

Veneers are mainly cosmetic, but getting them can also strengthen your teeth because they replace the original enamel. You should still be careful and avoid chewing on hard foods so they don’t break.

What’s the difference between veneers and crowns?

Some people confuse veneers with crowns. The two have some similarities: they both cover cosmetic damage or discoloration, and they both require your dentist to alter the structure of your teeth, at least slightly, before they can be fit.

The main difference between the two is that a veneer covers only the front surface of your tooth while a crown covers the entire tooth.

The team at Cute Dental Care, PC typically recommends veneers for front teeth that you display when you smile while crowns are reserved for teeth in the back that need more strength and durability. Both can be made of porcelain, but crowns also come in metal and gold varieties.

To learn more about veneers and how they can improve the way your smile looks, call Cute Dental Care, PC or book an appointment today.