When Are Porcelain Veneers Needed?


Chances are good that you know at least a handful of people who have porcelain dental veneers, though you may not realize it. Because dental veneers are so versatile and natural-looking, they can be beneficial for patients with a wide range of concerns, needs, and goals. To help restore or enhance your smile and give you the confidence you deserve, dual-trained prosthodontist Dr. Stella Oh and the award-winning team at Madison Avenue Dentists in New York, NY are proud to offer a comprehensive array of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn more about who may be an ideal candidate for dental veneers, and find out how veneers can transform your smile and boost your confidence from within.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental devices that resemble thin shells and are made to fit over the front-facing surface of a tooth. These veneers are customized to cover a patient’s tooth and can be color-matched to their teeth for the most seamless appearance possible. Thanks to their unique composition and construction, porcelain veneers are exceptionally durable, stain-resistant, and natural-looking.

Who needs porcelain veneers?

It is important to keep in mind that porcelain veneer placement is considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning no one necessarily "needs" veneers. However, the aesthetic and psychological benefits of porcelain veneers are virtually endless. Some of the most common dental concerns that can be addressed with porcelain veneers include:

  • Chipped tooth
  • Gap between teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Yellow teeth
  • Dull teeth

With the placement of dental veneers, patients can achieve or restore a bright, beautiful, and complete smile more conveniently than ever and enjoy their results for years to come.

Will I qualify for porcelain veneers?

At your initial consultation for porcelain veneers in New York City, Dr. Oh will perform a comprehensive examination of your overall oral health to determine if you’ll be eligible for treatment. Generally speaking, patients with good overall dental and oral health can safely and successfully undergo porcelain veneer placement. Should Dr. Oh detect periodontal disease or another oral health concern during her evaluation, she will explain how these may affect your porcelain veneer placement timeline and recommend appropriate treatment solutions as needed.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

When placed properly by a qualified and experienced dental expert – and maintained carefully by the patient – porcelain dental veneers can last for up to 10 – 20 years before replacements may be needed. Patients can also feel confident in the stain-resistant qualities of porcelain veneers, though Dr. Oh still encourages patients to avoid particularly staining foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, and red wine.

How much do veneers cost?

Following your consultation for porcelain veneers with Dr. Oh, our knowledgeable office team will discuss your expected expenses, your payment and financing options, and other details of your proposed treatment. Because every patient’s situation is unique, the cost of porcelain veneers will vary from person to person. Without a doubt, the majority of patients who choose porcelain veneers agree that the investments of time, money, and effort were well-worth their stunning new smile.

With porcelain veneers in New York, NY, the celebrity-worthy smile you’ve always wanted can finally be yours

From minor flaws to major cosmetic defects, the range of dental concerns that can be addressed with porcelain veneers is broad. To learn more about the beautiful new smile that may be possible for you with dental veneers in NYC, call Madison Avenue Dentists to schedule your one-on-one consultation with dual-trained prosthodontist Dr. Stella Oh today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.