Posts for tag: veneers

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
June 17, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that someone playing hockey, racing motocross or duking it out in an ultimate fighter match had a tooth knocked out. But acting in a movie? That's exactly what happened to Howie Mandel, well-known comedian and host of TV's America's Got Talent and Deal or No Deal. And not just any tooth, but one of his upper front teeth—with the other one heavily damaged in the process.

The accident occurred during the 1987 filming of Walk Like a Man in which Mandel played a young man raised by wolves. In one scene, a co-star was supposed to yank a bone from Howie's mouth. The actor, however, pulled the bone a second too early while Howie still had it clamped between his teeth. Mandel says you can see the tooth fly out of his mouth in the movie.

But trooper that he is, Mandel immediately had two crowns placed to restore the damaged teeth and went back to filming. The restoration was a good one, and all was well with his smile for the next few decades.

Until, that is, he began to notice a peculiar discoloration pattern. Years of coffee drinking had stained his other natural teeth, but not the two prosthetic (“false”) crowns in the middle of his smile. The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine.

His dentist, though, had a solution: dental veneers. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to mask slight imperfections like chipping, gaps or discoloration. Veneers are popular way to get an updated and more attractive smile. Each veneer is custom-shaped and color-matched to the individual tooth so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.

One caveat, though: most veneers can look bulky if placed directly on the teeth. To accommodate this, traditional veneers require that some of the enamel be removed from your tooth so that the veneer does not add bulk when it is placed over the front-facing side of your tooth. This permanently alters the tooth and requires it have a restoration from then on.

In many instances, however, a “minimal prep” or “no-prep” veneer may be possible, where, as the names suggest, very little or even none of the tooth's surface needs to be reduced before the veneer is placed. The type of veneer that is recommended for you will depend on the condition of your enamel and the particular flaw you wish to correct.

Many dental patients opt for veneers because they can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations, including upgrades to previous dental work as Howie Mandel experienced. So if slight imperfections are putting a damper on your smile, veneers could be the answer.

If you would like more information about veneers and other cosmetic dental enhancements, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “Porcelain Dental Crowns.”

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
July 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

A great smile has many factors including size, color, shape and alignment. If you feel that your teeth could use some improvements than veneersveneers from your family dentist in Yonkers, New York Dr. Fedele Vero may be the answer. He can examine each patient to decide whether or not they are a candidate for veneers.

More about Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings are applied directly over the surface of the teeth. They are super thin and made of a strong material that serves as a great substitute for natural tooth enamel. When they are bonded to the teeth by your Yonkers, New York family dentist Dr. Vero, they create a natural and beautiful looking smile. Porcelain is often the most popular material chosen as it doesn’t stain.

Advancements in modern dentistry have made it so that veneers can be made super thin and undetectable in the mouth. A small amount of enamel must be removed in order to allow the veneers to adhere the best. These veneers can improve the color by restoring the natural white entirely. They also can improve the size and shape of the teeth that can be worn down from grinding. Spacing and alignment can also be corrected with veneers.

Wax veneers are made to make sure that the patient enjoys the look and they fit properly. After they agree to them, then the actual veneers are constructed. Temporary veneers are worn during the time the permanent ones are being made. When the veneers are ready, you come back to our dental office and we apply them. You treat your veneers just like your natural teeth with regular brushing and at least once a day flossing.

To learn more about veneers from our Yonkers, New York family dentist, Dr. Vero, call to schedule an appointment at 914-476-0100.



Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100
 

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