Veneers Specialist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS -  - Prosthodontist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS

Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

Custom porcelain veneers create an attractively white and even smile. Because veneers can address a variety of issues, the practice of Yelena Shapiro DDS in Murray Hill, Manhattan, provides smile makeover packages to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in finding out if veneers are right for you, book a consultation at the office in New York City today. You can conveniently schedule online or you can call to book a visit.

Veneers Q & A

What are the benefits of veneers?

Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a dental laboratory to match every detail of your natural teeth (with improvements, of course). Veneers are among the best of the restorative treatments available when it comes to replicating the look of healthy tooth enamel.

Several benefits of selecting veneers include:

  • Are stain-resistant
  • Make your teeth whiter
  • Are very thin and undetectable
  • Correct minor crookedness and misshapen teeth

One of the biggest yet not so obvious benefits of veneers is the confidence you’ll have every time you smile. No more hiding your teeth!

How long does it take to get veneers?

The process of getting veneers from the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS takes several weeks from beginning to end. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shapiro gathers digital X-rays, examines your teeth, and talks with you about your smile concerns to find out if veneers are the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for your needs.

After your consultation, the next appointment involves prepping your teeth. During this visit, Dr. Shapiro removes a very thin layer of tooth enamel — about half a millimeter — from each tooth. This step is important to create a smooth, even surface in which each veneer can bond into place.

Dr. Shapiro also needs to create impressions of your teeth after prepping them. Once your veneer impressions are complete, she forwards them to the dental lab for fabrication. If you’re uncomfortable with the appearance of your natural teeth after preparation or if your teeth seem sensitive, Dr. Shapiro can create temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

It generally takes the lab about 1-2 weeks to make your veneers. You need to come in for another visit once your veneers are ready to bond them into place. 

Dr. Shapiro can reshape your veneers — if needed — during this visit and adjust the shade of your veneers with cement before bonding them into place. You leave the clinic that day with a brighter, more confident smile. 

Are veneers permanent?

No, but they are very long-lasting. With proper care, veneers from the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS can last for up to 10-15 years. Dr. Shapiro ensures the veneers she offers are manufactured from the highest-quality porcelain, are fitted with precision, and are bonded with the most advanced adhesive dental materials available for lasting benefits.

Book your veneers consultation at the practice of Yelena Shapiro DDS today. Click on the online scheduling tool or call the clinic directly.