Busting Myths about Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Manhattan

Most people are not lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, but everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile that they can be proud of. Porcelain veneers can dramatically change your smile from unattractive and ordinary to dazzling. By undergoing restorative dentistry in Manhattan, you can rid yourself of misshapen, chipped, and discolored teeth and finally achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. There are some myths out there that exist about porcelain veneers, but continue reading to learn the truth about veneers.

Myth: Veneers Only Fix Front Teeth

Porcelain veneers can not only change the way your front teeth look, but they can also vastly improve the appearance of your discolored or gapped teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to change your back teeth to improve your facial structure. Your restorative dentist can improve a sunken in appearance of your cheeks with veneers.

Myth: Veneers Are All the Same

Not all veneers are the same. The end goal of most veneers is to improve the way your teeth look. No-prep veneers do not require any tooth structure to be removed while regular veneers require a small bit of tooth to be removed before application. If you have relatively straight teeth without severe stains, then no-prep veneers would generally be recommended for you.

Myth: Veneers Are For Life

Depending on how veneers were applied, you can wear them temporarily if you so choose. Many people who get veneers are very happy with the way they look that they choose to wear them for the rest of their lives. Thanks to advances in aesthetic dentistry, veneers can be removed later if only minimal tooth contouring was done before your dentist applied your veneers. Hence, you can have a voice in your treatment plan and modern dental care is not only about the appearance of your teeth but is also about your health.

A Patients Guide to Porcelain Veneers


Are you ashamed of your teeth because they are chipped, discolored, and cracked? Thousands of New Yorkers find themselves not wanting to smile because they are embarrassed about their teeth and this in turn can deeply impact their self-confidence. Well, there’s no more reason to cover up your smile because porcelain veneers can help. They cover up unsightly cracks and stains and can help you restore that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneer Bonding Process
Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are applied to the front surface of the teeth.When you choose to have porcelain veneers, your dentist will first take an impression of your teeth to help design the best veneers for your smile. Next, your dentist shaves down about ½ millimeter of the  front tooth surface and sends the impressions to a lab. After several weeks, your porcelain veneers are ready to be placed.  Your dentist uses a special cement to bond the veneers  to your existing teeth.

Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers
There are several reasons why you might choose veneers to improve your smile. Some people wish to hide cracked, chipped, and  damaged teeth. Many people choose veneers to cover up severe discolored teeth. Veneers can even help to make crooked teeth look straighter and close gaps between teeth. If you are unhappy with your smile in any way, porcelain veneers may be the right option  for you.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Wouldn’t it be nice to laugh without worrying about what other people think about your teeth? That’s what porcelain veneers can do for you. Veneers will help you perceive yourself better and others will perceive you better too.  Porcelain veneers can provide aesthetic benefits as well as improve your dental health. Pertaining to the latter, veneers can protect damaged teeth from sustaining further damage. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, set up an appointment with Manhattan cosmetic dentist Michael J. Wei, DDS.

What is a Smile Makeover?

If you’ve been watching reality TV over the past decade, you know what a makeover is. When most people think of a makeover, they think of drastically changing the way a person does her hair or dresses —however, more and more people are opting for smile makeovers as well. If you’re displeased with the way your teeth look, you might want to consider a smile makeover—after all, a bright, white, healthy smile is a key part of an attractive appearance. Read on to learn about common procedures often associated with smile makeovers. Smile Makeovers Manhattan

Porcelain Veneers
If your teeth are hopelessly stained, crooked, or damaged, you might give up on the idea of them ever looking good again. If you choose to get porcelain veneers, you can cover your unsightly teeth with wafer-thin white porcelain shells. These days, porcelain veneers are more natural looking than ever—once installed, no one will be able to tell that your porcelain veneers aren’t your natural teeth!

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you neglect your dental hygiene and consume lots of sugary foods and drinks, you’ll likely to suffer a cavity in one or more of your teeth. To prevent your cavities from growing, you should get fillings as early as possible. Tooth-colored fillings are much less conspicuous than metal alloy fillings, and can help keep your teeth healthy for years to come.

Dental Implants
You only get one set of permanent teeth, and losing a tooth can be a significant letdown. Fortunately, dentistry has advanced to the point where dentists can install permanent dental implants directly into the jawbone. Dental implants are incredibly durable and can blend seamlessly into your smile.

Teeth Whitening
White, bright smiles are highly desirable, but very difficult to achieve with brushing alone. If you would like your teeth to be a couple shades whiter, consider asking your Manhattan cosmetic  dentist about in-office whitening. Professional teeth whitening procedures are fast, easy, and very effective. If you’re interested in teeth whitening or any of the above smile makeover procedures, please  schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS.

America’s Top Dentist Award for 2014

Dr. Michael Wei had the distinct honor of being voted one of America’s Top Dentists in 2014 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Wei has won this award every year since 2005.


New York City Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei Receives America’s Top Dentist for 2013 Award

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei has received “America’s Top Dentist for 2013” award for providing outstanding dentistry to his patients. Michael J. Wei, DDS had the distinct honor of being voted one of America’s Top Dentists 2013 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Consumer’s Research Council of America is a private company that evaluates and compiles lists of America’s top professionals from various industries. The selection process is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, and affiliations with professional associations. This prestigious recognition is highly sought after by dentists nationwide.

Consumers’ Research Council of America provides consumers’ information guides for professional services throughout America. It is their purpose to help educate and assist consumers in obtaining the finest professional services. They specialize in the healthcare, education, legal and financial industries. Consumers’ Research Council of America does not accept fees, donations, sponsorships or advertising from any individuals, professionals, corporations or associations. This policy was enacted to ensure an unbiased selection for the lists of America’s Best.

“I am honored to receive the America’s Top Dentist for 2013 award,” stated Dr. Michael J. Wei. “It is a great privilege receiving this award again. My mission is to provide top quality dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment so that everyone can have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. I am committed to providing excellence and to improving the health of my patients without any compromise. I want the best because my patients deserve the best.” “Our mission is to create naturally beautiful smiles while enhancing our patients overall well being by using the latest dental technologies and suggesting a dental diagnosis that makes sense for the individual patient.”

Dr. Michael J. Wei has received an award and certificate for completing his Masters Level in Aesthetic Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei has received an award and certificate for completing his Masters Level training in restorative and cosmetic “aesthetic” dentistry from The Rosenthal Institute at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Wei has honorably fulfilled the requirements prescribed by The Rosenthal Institute for excellence in both clinical and aesthetic knowledge and skills as demonstrated in accordance with the educational standards promoted and upheld by the Institution.

Dr. Rosenthal’s course includes the philosophy and principles of smile design with and his unique principles in minimally invasive tooth preparation techniques, step-by-step tooth preparation, cementation techniques, facial aesthetic design, marketing and practice management strategies. With the supervision of Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Wei prepped and installed tooth restorations on a live patient in Dr. Rosenthal’s clinic providing the patient with a “smile makeover.” Completing this cosmetic dentistry program and receiving the award and certificate has raised Dr. Wei to a higher-level as one of New York City’s top cosmetic dentists.

“I am honored to complete Dr. Rosenthal’s highly-esteemed aesthetic dentistry program and receive the award and certificate from The Rosenthal Institute at New York City’s College of Dentistry,” stated Dr. Michael J. Wei. “My mission is to provide top quality cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment so my patients can have healthy teeth and gums and an attractive smile for a lifetime. I am committed to providing excellence because my patients deserve the best.”

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