Veneers Specialist

High Line Dentistry

Tema Starkman, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Veneers are among the top-requested cosmetic dentistry solutions to perfect your smile and brighten your teeth. With her expertise in innovative cosmetic dental solutions, Tema Starkman, DDS, of High Line Dentistry offers free consultations for veneers at her Chelsea-based practice, located in Lower Manhattan, New York. Book your veneers consultation by clicking the online scheduler or calling the office directly.


Am I a candidate for veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain covers that are bonded to your tooth’s surface one by one. They’re most well-known for whitening your teeth and hiding any signs of severe yellowing. But veneers can do so much more for your smile! Veneers might be right for you if you have:

  • Chips or cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth

Veneers leave you with an entirely natural-looking smile, so you can feel more confident about the appearance of your teeth.

What happens during a veneers appointment?

At High Line Dentistry, Dr. Starkman performs a free veneers consultation to ensure this cosmetic treatment is right for you. Once the two of you decide that veneers make sense for you, she schedules you for your veneers appointments.

During your first veneers session, Dr. Starkman carefully removes the outer enamel of your teeth. While this part isn’t typically painful, if your teeth are sensitive, Dr. Starkman can certainly numb your treatment area to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

The next step involves making impressions of your newly shaped teeth. Dr. Starkman uses these molds to send to the lab, which fabricates your permanent veneers. Because your teeth are will be a little sensitive until your permanent veneers are bonded, Dr. Starkman places temporary veneers on your teeth.

Once your new veneers arrive at the office, you come back into High Line Dentistry for your next appointment. After removing your temporary veneers and thoroughly cleaning your teeth, Dr. Starkman cements your permanent veneers to your teeth one by one. Once they’re in place, she makes any adjustments or files any areas that feel like they’re rubbing.

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers aren’t permanent, but they are one of the longest-lasting cosmetic dentistry solutions available. With proper care and regular dental cleanings, you can expect your new veneers to last anywhere from 10-20 years. Dr. Starkman counsels you on lifestyle changes you can make, especially when it comes to the foods you eat, to ensure your veneers last as long as possible.

Find out if veneers are right for you by booking a free consultation at High Line Dentistry today. Click the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member.