Veneers Specialist

Jennifer Jablow, DDS

Restorative Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

If you want a brighter, more symmetrical smile, consider veneers. At her practice in Midtown East, Manhattan, restorative cosmetic dentist Jennifer Jablow, DDS, uses veneers to enhance the appearance of people’s smiles. To make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Jennifer Jablow in New York City, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Jablow bonds to the front of your natural teeth. Once placed, they cover minor oral imperfections that won’t respond to other, more conservative types of treatment. 

If you chip a tooth, you might only need one veneer, but Dr. Jablow usually recommends getting six or eight. That way, your smile appears balanced and symmetrical. 

What types of issues can veneers cover up?

Dr. Jablow uses veneers to cover up various oral issues, including:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Smaller-than-average teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth

You might also be a candidate for veneers if your teeth are stained and don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments like ZOOM or IntelliWHiTE™. 

What does getting veneers involve?

Getting veneers takes two visits a few weeks apart.

First veneers visit

Before recommending veneers, Dr. Jablow reviews your oral health history, conducts an oral exam, and takes a series of oral X-rays. If she determines that you’re a good candidate, Dr. Jablow prepares your teeth.

To do that, she administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and removes a thin layer of enamel from each tooth. Then, Dr. Jablow takes impressions of your teeth. She sends your impressions to a laboratory that designs and crafts your custom veneers.

Second veneers visit

A few weeks later, when your veneers are ready, you return to the office. Dr. Jablow numbs your mouth, bonds the veneers to the front of your teeth, and provides care instructions. You can bite, chew, and brush your teeth right away.

How long do veneers last?

Dental veneers usually last 12-15* years, but it’s possible to extend their use by following Dr. Jablow’s care instructions. She recommends:

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Visiting the office every six months for an oral exam
  • Wearing a mouthguard during exercise
  • Wearing a nightguard if you have TMJ

Avoid bad habits like chewing on pen caps, biting your fingernails, or opening packaging with your teeth. 

To see if you’re a candidate for veneers, make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Jennifer Jablow by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.

*Individual results may vary.