What do Julia Roberts, Zach Efron and Blake Lively all have in common? Perfectly aligned teeth and a beautiful, mega-watt smile! While some of Hollywood’s hottest stars were blessed with naturally flawless teeth, others have perfected their red carpet smiles with the assistance of a skilled cosmetic dentist.
In the June issue of Bella – New York’s premier women’s luxury lifestyle magazine – Dr. Elliot Koschitzki offers expert advice on how porcelain veneers can help patients achieve a dazzling celebrity smile (think Charlize Theron or Kate Hudson!). When applied properly, veneers are totally indistinguishable from your own natural teeth, and according to Dr. Elliott, these thin porcelain restorations can last upwards of 20 years with regular cleaning and dental checkups.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a movie star smile, porcelain veneers are an easy, painless way to boost self-esteem, by giving your teeth a more desired color and shape. In the article, Dr. Elliott answers some frequently asked questions about dental veneers, which offer life-changing results in just two office visits. “Very often our patients can get pretty emotional when my assistant hands over a mirror at the end of the appointment,” adds Elliott. “We like to keep a box of tissues nearby!”
Dental veneers are micro-thin pieces of porcelain that are customized to fit over the front surfaces of the teeth – much like an artificial acrylic nail. Veneers are ideal for camouflaging gaps in teeth, severely discolored teeth, teeth that are slightly misaligned, crowded or those with small cracks and chips. A mold of your teeth is taken so that you and your dentist can create a customized treatment plan, using temporary mock-ups to fine tune the final veneers. Once the veneers are fabricated, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the fronts of teeth where the permanent veneers are bonded using a strong dental adhesive. The whole procedure is minimally invasive and requires just two office visits.
Thanks to modern techniques in cosmetic dentistry, getting porcelain veneers is a pain-free and simple process involving minimal discomfort. During a one-on-one consultation in which you can discuss your aesthetic concerns, a treatment plan will be designed to give you the best results possible. The goal, emphasizes Dr. Elliott, is to achieve a harmonious smile. So whether you have front teeth that are too crowded or spread out too much, you may need additional veneers to create a more attractive outcome.
Besides offering a virtually instant celebrity smile makeover, veneers offer some extra benefits. They are incredibly durable and, unlike your natural teeth, resistant to stains. That means you can enjoy your coffee, tea and wine without worrying about dulling your new pearly whites.
If you are interested in learning more about custom-made veneers with one of New York’s leading cosmetic dentists, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elliott at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Rocky Point.
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