Teeth become discolored for various reasons. They can also get chipped or broken, lined up wrong, or just worn down. That’s where our porcelain veneers come in — they are very thin shells made of porcelain. We design them to cover the front of your teeth, sort of like a little shield. However, these shields are bonded to the surface of your tooth and can change the color, size, shape, or length of your tooth, depending on your goals. Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve spacing, discoloration, and chipping. Many people call the use of veneers "a facelift for your mouth." This isn’t far from the truth since our general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Frederick Solomon, can use them to provide a more supportive structure for your face, which also results in a more youthful look.
At Tribeca Smiles in New York, NY, we offer customizable porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers to whiten and brighten stained or dull teeth, close spaces between the teeth, cover chips and gaps, create on-the-spot orthodontics to adjust crooked teeth, or change the length of a tooth to make your smile symmetrical.
Dr. Solomon and our team are pleased to offer the revolutionary FirstFit technology for veneer procedures. This advanced approach allows for a more conservative preparation technique and placement of your veneers, all within a single visit. An impression of your teeth is taken when you visit our practice for your veneer consultation. It is then sent to a special dental laboratory where a custom prosthetic guide and veneers are made of the highest quality materials. The FirstFit guide is then used to precisely shape your teeth and enhance the fit and comfort of your cosmetic veneer restorations. Veneers placed with the FirstFit technique can bring convenience to your care and dramatic cosmetic results to your smile.
"I had a root canal today and have been dreading what would occur during and after the procedure. Dr Solomon and his team walked me through the steps and made feel comfortable throughout.A few jokes and magic tricks relaxed me even more. If I could give 5 plus stars I would :)"- K.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"Tribeca Smiles has the best dental staff in NYC, and especially downtown. I have been coming to this practice since it opened in 2003, and it’s wonderful for anyone aged 5 to 100 ! Dr. Solomon has a terrific and focused approach and the rest of the staff including Milly, Jamiese, and Christine are beyond helpful and friendly each and every visit. If you need any dental work you have to try Tribeca Smiles !"- E.S. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"Well, while here in New York, I had to get one of my teeth pulled today‼️ Yep pulled😁 I was so blessed to be seen by Dr Fred Solomon of Tribeca Smiles. When I tell you that I had an amazing experience‼️He was so gentle and so patient. The numbing process was a breeze by the way. Then shortly after that the extraction began. I just felt a slight pinch and a little pressure then out came the tooth‼️ I didn’t even realize that he was done‼️ His staff was very friendly and very professional. Anybody living in New York and looking for a dentist should definitely check out Tribeca Smiles."- C.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
"Excellent service and caring staff!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"On vacation in NYC I annoyingly chipped a veneer at lunch. As I was in the area I googled 'Cerec' and found Tribeca Smiles. Dr Solomon was kind enough to fit me in the same day, and I was soon on my way with a perfect repair.Dr Solomon and his staff are very friendly, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.But a highlight was meeting Merlin the dog who Dr S allowed me to have my photo taken with. Highlight of my day!(Don't worry if you're not keen on dogs. Merlin is hidden out of the way - but I missed my mutt and Dr S was kind enough to let me see him).If you're here on vacation and want any emergency dental work, I would happily recommend giving Tribeca Smiles a call first to see if you can be fitted in."- T.L. / Google / Dec 07, 2019
Since every set of veneers is meticulously created for your teeth alone, it is important to have an open dialogue with Dr. Solomon from day one. From these discussions, he will be able to determine your individual needs and goals. He will also want to examine your teeth and talk about your expectations for the upcoming treatment so that each stage will fulfill your expectations. Overall, Dr. Solomon has a standard list of conditions to evaluate to see if you are a good candidate, which boils down to your teeth needing to be healthy and free of decay. You can’t have gum disease or habitually clench or grind your teeth. Your bite also needs to be properly aligned and you ideally should have enough healthy tooth enamel already, which is vital in supporting the new veneers after they are bonded to the teeth.
What To Expect
You might visit Tribeca Smiles up to three times to complete the procedure. The first visit is for a consultation so that we can get on the same page regarding what you want you done, what needs to be done, and how to best accomplish and exceed your goals. The second and third visits involve having the veneers crafted and applied to your teeth. When everything is set and the final application is ready to go, Dr. Solomon will carefully strip off about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth. That’s okay since the veneer is also about a half-millimeter in thickness. This way, your teeth won’t look any bigger because of the veneers. Then, impressions are made from which the veneers are created in a couple weeks. Your final visit entails having them securely bonded to the surface of your teeth.
Recovery from having veneers installed is similar to getting a filling. Most likely, you will be fine with local anesthesia — you’ll just feel a numbness in the treatment area. Your speaking abilities may also be slightly impaired for a few minutes. You may find yourself overly sensitive to hot and cold temperatures and/or food, but this shouldn’t last long either. You can go back to work right away, but sometimes, it is more helpful to schedule your appointment so you can go home that day instead. From there, it’s generally an issue of trying to be mindful of eating softer, dentist-approved foods for veneers, and then gradually working your way up to more challenging, harder, or tougher foods. Overall, there may be a couple of days of slight discomfort as your mouth adjusts, but it should stabilize in no time.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Your Ideal Smile
Dr. Solomon and his highly trained staff are here for you from your first contact. To find out more about how you might stand to benefit from new veneers, call Tribeca Smiles now or drop by our relaxing, loft-like space in the heart of Tribeca. From the first time you do, you’ll appreciate the fact that Tribeca Smiles is not just another dental practice. You’ll see how the whole staff has taken Dr. Solomon’s mission statement of "not just fixing teeth but treating the whole patient" to heart. Dr. Solomon’s decades of experience, combined with the latest technology, will indeed give you the newest Tribeca smile.
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