Porcelain Veneers


Boost Your Entire Appearance with Realistic, Custom-made Veneers

If you are interested in a more symmetrical and radiant smile, Jai H. Shin, D.D.S., can provide stunning, lifelike porcelain veneers at our Manhattan, New York, dental practice. With these wafer-thin shells, he can mask cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth. At Lux Smiles, Dr. Shin will carefully plan your treatment to make sure that your veneers are a near-perfect match to your teeth. In addition, our lab will use state-of-the-art materials with a realistic color and sparkle. Thanks to this attention to detail, natural-looking veneers could help your smile look dramatically younger and healthier.

Porcelain veneers patient receiving restoration

Veneers are meticulously crafted to look completely natural.

Porcelain Veneer Basics

Porcelain veneers are designed to mimic the shape and size of your teeth. Once Dr. Shin attaches the porcelain sheaths, veneers can reshape your smile and cover up small to moderate blemishes. There is some preparatory work required. However, the treatment involves minimal discomfort, and it will not weaken the overall structure of your teeth. Veneers are easy to maintain and you will simply need to practice good dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits.

Determining Whether Veneers Are Right for You

You may be a candidate for veneers if your teeth have:

  • Small chips or cracks
  • Uneven edges
  • An irregular, small, or worn shape
  • Slight gaps
  • Minor misalignment that does not affect the overall balance of your bite

In addition, to qualify for veneers, you should have good oral health. In particular, it is important to have a sufficient amount of enamel. If you have suffered dental erosion, you may not qualify for veneers. In this case, we can often recommend an alternative treatment, such as dental bonding.

Dr. Shin uses only the finest quality porcelain, so our veneers have a delicate translucence that will sparkle like dental enamel.

Placing Porcelain Veneers

To prepare your teeth, Dr. Shin will remove a very thin layer of enamel to make room for the porcelain so that it does not look bulky or unnatural. Dr. Shin uses gentle and precise techniques so most patients do not even require local anesthesia. After reshaping your teeth, he will take impressions, which our lab will use to fabricate your veneers. With these molds and state-of-the-art porcelain, your veneers will match both the shape and the color of your teeth.

During the fabrication process, Dr. Shin will provide temporary veneers to prevent sensitivity. Finally, once the restorations are finished, he will apply a mild chemical to the treated teeth so that your veneers can be securely bonded in place. Dr. Shin can then attach the porcelain with a special dental cement.

Versatility, Convenience, and Other Benefits

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments – and for good reason. The thin shells offer numerous benefits to transform your smile:

  • Versatility: Veneers can conceal several different problems at once. Many patients would require multiple cosmetic procedures to achieve the same effects.
  • Realism: Not only will Dr. Shin work tirelessly to ensure realistic effects. Our porcelain also has a delicate translucence so that it will sparkle like dental enamel.
  • Longevity: With proper maintenance, veneers can last ten years or more.
  • Convenience: Once your veneers are in place, they can be cared for just like your natural teeth. You can also enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your restorations.

Take the First Step Towards a More Beautiful Smile

You deserve to feel wholly confident in your smile. To learn more about veneers and to find out how they can renovate your smile, contact our office today.