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 The smile is the first thing people notice about us.  Our patient has been dreaming of fixing her smile for years.  The front teeth are all shades of different colors.  There’s yellowed bonding, along with white spots and other imperfections.  Dr. Peter Mann discussed with the patient, placing porcelain veneers on her front six teeth will help rejuvenate her smile to achieve the harmony that she desires.

Above picture was taken on the day that the six new upper veneers were delivered.  Patient is numb with anesthesia which is why she can’t smile fully in the picture.  Her smile now looks esthetically appealing.  It took only two visits to accomplish these dramatic results. 

How many visits does it take for porcelain veneers?

In most cases it only takes two visits for the entire veneer process. 

During the first visit the dentist will anesthetize the patient, prepare the teeth, take impressions and place temporary veneers on the teeth.

On the final visit, the dentist will try on the veneers to make sure they fit well.  The patient will have a chance to preview and approve the work.  Once both the dentist and patient are satisfied with the results the veneers can be bonded onto the teeth. 

How to maintain porcelain veneers?

Although porcelain veneers feel and look like natural teeth, we advise our patients to pay much closer attention to oral hygiene than regular teeth.   Regular flossing regiment with good flossing technique is very important to keep gums healthy surrounding the veneers and to keep the veneered teeth free from cavities.  Veneers with healthy gums truly look their best.  While a small cavity in a tooth is easy to repair.  When a veneered tooth has a cavity, often the entire veneer will need to be replaced.   Preventative visits to the dentist for cleaning and check-up and also important to make sure the veneered teeth stay healthy for many years.

Besides good oral hygiene, we recommend patients who grind their teeth to sleep with a night guard to protect their veneers against breakage. 

About Dr. Peter Mann

Dr. Peter Mann NYC

After working with some of the top world renowned dentists throughout New York City; in 2009 Dr. Mann decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening the Smile Arts of NY in the heart of Manhattan on E. 40th between Madison and Park ave.

Originally born in Ukraine, when communism collapsed his family took the opportunity to pursue the American dream and moved to New York. Dr. Peter Mann has lived in New York ever since, for over 22 years. His goal is to provide excellent dental experience for his fellow New Yorkers.

Dr. Mann lives minutes from the office. Patients undergoing treatment have his cell phone number and can always get in touch with any questions or concerns. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Mann arriving after hours to help a patient with an emergency.