Porcelain veneers in Massachusetts and Connecticut
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to small gaps, discolored teeth, chipped teeth, or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers could be a solution for you. Our experienced dentists can assess your teeth and help you determine if veneers are the best cosmetic dentistry option to address your concerns. Veneers are a popular and effective way to enhance the appearance of teeth, providing a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for smile imperfections. Contact our dental clinic to schedule a consultation and explore if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.
What is a Porcelain Veneer?
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic layers used to improve teeth’ appearance by acting as a shield and adhering to the outer surface of the teeth. They are a durable and long-lasting cosmetic dentistry solution that can address various aesthetic concerns. Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Spacing and alignment: Veneers can close gaps between teeth and correct minor tooth alignment issues, making them an alternative to braces or orthodontic treatment in certain cases.
- Color: Veneers can whiten teeth resistant to other whitening treatments, as they come in different shades to match the color of your teeth or achieve a brighter shade.
- Size and shape: Veneers can cover chipped teeth, restore their appearance, and lengthen teeth that have been shortened due to tooth grinding (bruxism). They can also alter the shape of teeth to complement better facial features, such as making teeth less round, square, big, or small.
Before the veneer treatment begins, your dentist can show you a preview of how your smile will look with veneers. A mold of your teeth may be taken to ensure a proper fit, and a small amount of tooth enamel may need to be removed depending on the brand of veneers used. Once bonded to your teeth, veneers resist staining and shifting, allowing you to eat, talk, and smile confidently. Contact our dental clinic to explore how porcelain veneers can transform your smile.
What Sets Veneers Apart from Crowns?
Veneers and crowns are popular cosmetic dental treatments, but they differ in several ways. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells placed over a tooth’s front surface to improve its appearance, while crowns are tooth-shaped caps covering the entire tooth to restore its strength and appearance.
Veneers typically address cosmetic issues such as discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth. They are made of either porcelain or composite resin and can be customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Veneers are less invasive than crowns, as they require minimal tooth structure removal and usually only involve one or two dental visits.
On the other hand, crowns are often used to treat more severe dental problems such as cracked, decayed, or weakened teeth. They are made of ceramic, porcelain, or metal and are cemented onto the tooth after a significant amount of tooth structure has been removed to make room for the crown. Crowns are more durable than veneers and can provide long-term protection for a weakened tooth.
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, while crowns are a treatment that addresses both cosmetic and functional issues. The choice between veneers and crowns depends on the individual case, and a dentist can help determine which treatment is best for your needs.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
How Do I Care For Veneers?
If you have received veneers to repair teeth worn due to clenching and grinding, it is essential to protect your investment by following proper care and maintenance guidelines. To protect your new smile, your dentist may recommend wearing a custom-made night guard to prevent further damage from clenching and grinding.
In addition to wearing a night guard, it is important to care for your veneers, like your natural teeth. This includes daily brushing and flossing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and avoiding hard foods that can damage or dislodge your veneers, such as hard candies or ice.
While veneers are durable and can withstand normal biting and chewing forces, they are not indestructible. Avoid using your teeth as tools, such as opening packages or biting your nails, which can lead to chipping or cracking of your veneers.
Our dental clinic is committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile with proper care and maintenance of your veneers. Our experienced dentists can provide you with the necessary guidance and care to ensure the longevity of your veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our comprehensive dental services.
Schedule a Consultation for Veneers Today
If you are still unsure whether veneers are the right choice for you, we are here to help. Our experienced dentists are available to answer all of your questions and concerns, and can help you determine if veneers are the best option for achieving your desired smile.
To schedule an appointment, call us today or book online. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.