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5 Popular Reasons to Get Veneers

5 Popular Reasons to Get Veneers

The popularity of veneers is on the rise. The dental veneers market in the United States is about $1 billion a year, and that’s only expected to rise in the next few years. 

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over your existing teeth to improve your smile. So what’s driving the increase in their popularity?

At Smile Design Manhattan in the Midtown West neighborhood of New York City, we see patients every week who want veneers to improve the quality of their smiles. Here are five popular reasons we often hear about why people want to get veneers.

They’re versatile

You know how a Swiss Army knife serves many purposes? Veneers are like that. We can use them to improve multiple cosmetic issues, including teeth that are discolored, uneven or misshapen, cracked or chipped, and gapped.

 Veneers are an easy and relatively inexpensive fix, which undoubtedly appeals to many people.

They whiten your teeth

At-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments are popular, but the most effective way to deal with yellowed or discolored teeth is to place veneers over them. And they can be shaded to match the natural color of your teeth, so people can’t tell you have veneers. 

Veneers are a great option for people whose teeth aren’t naturally bright and don’t respond as well to whitening treatments.

They’re minimally invasive

Rather than teeth extraction and replacement or orthodontic treatment, veneers are a minimally invasive way to correct issues in your mouth. 

We remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth so the veneers don’t appear bulky, but that’s only the outer layer. Then we place the porcelain shells right on your teeth without any surgical procedure necessary.

They give you a smile makeover

Veneers are a quick and easy smile makeover to give you the confidence and self-esteem boost to smile in pictures again and laugh without covering your mouth.

They work for a range of situations too — you can get a veneer for a single tooth that’s a problem, 2-3 veneers to cover a couple of gapped teeth, or even a whole set. 

They last a long time

Veneers are durable. As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, they can last at least 10 years and up to 20. That’s longer than some fillings last.

If you’re considering veneers, our team at Smile Design Manhattan would love to help. Call our Midtown West office at 646-278-4579 to schedule your appointment, or book a visit online today.

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