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Dental Veneers New York, NY

Are you self-conscious about the way your teeth look when you smile or laugh? Whether it is a small gap or stubborn stains, front teeth imperfections can be a major threat to an attractive and confident appearance. If you find yourself closing hiding your laugh with your hand or closing your lips when smiling for pictures, we have a game-changing cosmetic dentistry solution for you to consider. Dental veneers are becoming more and more popular as patients realize how easy it is to transform their smile and regain the confidence they deserve.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers involve thin wafers of natural-looking porcelain or composite that are permanently bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are custom-fit to your smile and designed to correct the shape, color, position and size of a tooth while maintaining their thin size.

The process of getting veneers is quite easy. To ensure that the veneer remains strongly bonded to your teeth for everyday dental function, your cosmetic dentist will shave off a mere 0.3 to 0.5mm of your natural teeth before placing the veneers. Typically, only 2-3 visits are required in the entire process, and you may be given temporary acrylic veneers to wear until you return to your actual porcelain, lab-made veneers.

Veneers can be used on one unsightly tooth or placed across multiple teeth of your smile depending on your level of concern. For example, you may have one front tooth that has a gray tint because you fell when you were a child. In such cases, you may opt for a single dental veneer over that tooth. Don’t worry; veneers are uniquely fabricated to cover up your dental flaws yet blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Other patients choose to have a full set of veneers placed on all the visible teeth of their smile. This is recommended for those that have several aesthetic concerns or want to achieve an overall whiter and more balanced smile.

Composite Versus Porcelain Veneers

After a little research, you may discover that dental veneers can be made of composite or porcelain. Most dentists offer porcelain cosmetic veneers because they are more durable, longer lasting and stain-resistant. Composite veneers, on the other hand, can easily stain and they don’t have the 10-15 year lifespan of porcelain veneers. When it comes to veneers, porcelain replicates the shade, translucency and shape of natural teeth better than any other dental material.

 What Issues Can Be Fixed with Dental Veneers?

Cosmetic dental veneers are highly versatile and can solve a wide range of issues, including those you were born with and those that may have occurred over time or after a traumatic injury. The following are just some of the imperfections that can be fixed with veneers:

  • Stained, discolored and grey or yellowing teeth
  • Misaligned or slightly crooked teeth
  • Small gaps between your teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Teeth with different lengths
  • Overly pointy teeth
  • Small, peg-looking teeth

Are Dental Veneers the Right Option for You?

Only you and your cosmetic dentist can ultimately determine if veneers are your best choice for transforming your smile. It will involve a simple discussion about what imperfections are bothering you about your teeth and why they occurred. For instance, if you have discolored teeth, you may be able to address the issue with teeth whitening. However, whitening is not a permanent solution like veneers and is not going to fix stains that were caused by nerve damage, trauma or tetracycline staining.

On the other hand, if you have crooked teeth, you don’t automatically qualify for dental veneers as your “instant orthodontics.” Not all misalignment can be properly addressed with veneers, especially if you have issues within your bite or position of your back teeth. It is important to also remember that dental veneers cover up your imperfections instead of actually fixing them. Therefore, if your tooth chip is compromising the health of that tooth, it will need to be properly bonded or restored prior to placing a veneer on top.

If you are unsure about whether dental veneers are your answer to a more attractive and confident smile, call Group Health Dental. We are more than ready to help you choose the cosmetic dentistry option that is best for your needs and budget.

Posted on behalf of Group Health Dental

230 W 41st St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 398-9690


Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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