General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlem, New York, NY


Veneers services offered in Harlem, New York, NY

Veneers made for your smile can conceal issues that get in the way of your smile’s uniformity, like chips, cracks, and wide gaps. Leslie Azran, DDS, and the team at BH Dental NY in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, provide custom cosmetic veneers made of tooth-colored porcelain or resin and safely attach them to your teeth. Schedule your consultation for veneers over the phone or online at the Harlem, New York City-based dental practice today. 

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers, which are usually made of tooth-colored porcelain or resin, are cosmetic dental devices that can conceal an array of defects, damages, and irregularities in your smile. A single veneer covers one tooth, but you can get multiple veneers to cover multiple teeth if you so choose. 

A veneer is a slim covering that your dentist bonds to the front, outward-facing surface of a tooth. Veneers typically work best for front teeth you can see in your smile. If you want to cosmetically improve a molar, you’re better off getting a crown. 

The team at BH Dental NY reviews your oral health and personal cosmetic goals before they start the process of crafting your veneers. They make sure veneers are your best option, and they might suggest whitening your teeth before the treatment. 

Which features in my smile can veneers cover?

Veneers are highly versatile and can address many cosmetic smile concerns. Whether the features in your smile you want to treat are natural or are the result of damage, a veneer covers those features so that they no longer stand out. 

You can get veneers to address:

  • Broken teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Heavy stains or discoloration
  • Mild misalignment

Veneers give you the illusion of a flawlessly uniform smile. As long as you take great care of them, you can expect your dental veneers from BH Dental NY to look great and stay attached for 10 years or longer. 

What is the process of getting veneers?

The standard process of applying veneers requires you to visit the BH Dental NY office a total of three times. During your initial visit, the team asks about your goals and examines your mouth and jaw. They might also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to ensure your veneers will fit well. 

During the second visit, your dentist shapes the tooth’s front surface to make space for the veneer and to give it a rough surface for a better grip. Your dentist then makes an impression of the tooth to send to the lab for the veneer’s fabrication. It usually takes under four weeks to get your veneers after this point, but the team gives you a temporary veneer in the meantime. 

At your final visit, the team bonds the veneer to your tooth after checking its fit and size. They might trim the veneer down a little to make sure it looks natural while in place. 

If you’re interested in addressing cosmetic tooth concerns using veneers, schedule a consultation by phone or online at BH Dental NY today.