If you are looking for an affordable and minimally invasive way to enhance your smile, consider composite veneers. Composite veneers are artistically sculpted and polished onto your natural teeth to improve their shape and color in just one visit, with minimal or no drilling involved. Dr.Lilya Horowitz is one of the only dentists in the NYC area that provides this treatment.
When having porcelain veneers placed on your teeth, a significant amount of tooth structure is removed in order to create room for the ceramics. This will often involve anesthesia (shots) for pain as well as weeks or months wearing temporary veneers while the final ceramics are being created.
The difference with composite veneers is that the resin material is added directly onto your teeth. It can be layered on in a way that does not require removing existing enamel , which will lead to better long term preservation of tooth structure. This procedure is great for patients of any age, but it is particularly beneficial on young patients like the one picture above, who had recently completed orthodontic treatment but still has spacing between her teeth since they were naturally small in shape. If you have chipped, worn or eroded teeth, composite veneers can help correct these imperfections.
During your first visit, Dr.Horowitz will take photographs your teeth and discuss your concerns. She will then complete a digital smile makeover so that you can get an idea of how your new smile will look before committing to treatment. Most composite treatment can be completed in one day, with an optional follow-up visit .