Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Midtown , New York, NY


If you're looking for a celebrity smile, veneers might be the answer. Rockefeller Dentistry in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York, New York, led by Marc Gainor, DMD, MAGD, offers this treatment to correct issues like gaps, discoloration, and chipped teeth. To learn more, book your visit today by phone or go online to schedule an appointment.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials that cover the front and sometimes the sides of teeth to improve their appearance. They're typically made of porcelain or composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material used in dental fillings and bonding. Veneers have gained popularity among people looking to improve their smiles and fix various dental imperfections.

What issues can veneers address?

Veneers can address several issues, such as teeth that are:

  • Discolored (because of smoking, aging, and foods and drinks that stain)
  • Chipped
  • Worn down
  • Misshapen
  • Gapped

Veneers can also be used to brighten your smile and create a more uniform appearance.

In addition to improving the aesthetics of your teeth, veneers can also address certain functional issues. For example, if you have worn-down teeth that make it difficult to speak or eat, veneers can be used to restore their function and improve your bite. 

However, it's important to note that veneers cannot replace the function of missing teeth or severely damaged ones. Other dental treatments, such as implants, might be needed in such cases.

What is the veneer procedure like?

The veneer procedure usually requires a few visits to the dentist. During the first visit, Dr. Gainor examines your teeth and takes X-rays and impressions to create custom-made veneers. He also discusses your cosmetic goals and determines the color and shape of your veneers. 

During your second visit, he prepares your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from your tooth’s surface. This allows room for the veneer to fit snugly over the tooth without appearing bulky or unnatural. 

Dr. Gainor then applies the veneer using a special adhesive, which is cured with a dental laser or light. After your veneers are bonded to your teeth, a follow-up visit is scheduled to check the bite and make any needed adjustments. 

Remember to practice good oral hygiene and avoid biting on hard objects to ensure your veneers last as long as possible. With proper care, they can last for years without needing to be replaced.

To find out if veneers are right for you, call Rockefeller Dentistry today to book an appointment or click online.