Unhealthy and damaged teeth can make you feel embarrassed or worried that people will judge you about the appearance of your smile. If you have dental imperfections that make you feel self-conscious, it’s about time you change that! Whether you’ve chipped, stained, cracked, improperly gapped, or misshapen teeth, a smile makeover can help.
A dental veneer is an ideal solution to repair your dental flaws and give you an attractive, bright, and youthful appearance. While they are primarily considered cosmetic, veneers also help to restore your oral health and function. A flaw-free mouth can make you feel good about your dental appearance, health, and function.
A tooth veneer is a thin coating or shell bonded to the front side of the teeth to hide or repair tooth damage. The veneer is customized to look like a natural tooth and blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
You can use them on single or multiple teeth. Veneers contain composite resin or porcelain material. Comparing the two, porcelain veneers offer more natural results, strength, durability, and resistance to stains.
If you are considering dental veneers in Wellesley, MA our dentist can help. Commonly, a dental veneer corrects the following dental imperfections:
The first step to your smile makeover is to visit our dental office in Wellesley, MA. Our dentist will examine your mouth and identify imperfections in your teeth, gums, and mouth. The dentist will also ask what you feel about your smile and desired makeover goals. If you are not eligible for a dental veneer, the dentist will recommend alternative treatments to improve your smile. Patients with insufficient enamel and existing oral issues like decay and gum disease might not be good candidates for veneers.
A standard dental veneer requires two dental appointments, and you can complete it within two weeks. You’ll be under sedation to keep you comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. The installation of the veneer begins by preparing the tooth. The dentist will shave a thin portion of your tooth’s enamel to create enough room for a veneer to fit perfectly. Some veneers, like Lumineers, require little to no enamel shaving.
Next, the dentist takes impressions and records of your teeth and sends them to a dental lab to create the permanent veneer. A temporary veneer is placed in the tooth to protect it until the customized veneer is ready. Once the customized veneer is ready, they’ll call you to schedule you for the bonding procedure. The dentist will remove the temporary veneer and test the custom-made one before bonding it permanently.
Typically, veneers are easy to maintain and care for. Use the following tips to ensure your new smile stays in tip-top shape for many years:
Ready to enhance your smile with dental veneers? Contact Wellesley Dental Arts to schedule your appointment today.