Porcelain veneers have become a popular treatment option for addressing cosmetic concerns and damaged teeth. They can be custom designed to provide either a subtle or dramatic transformation for your smile. Dental veneers are a versatile and economical option. Veneers can repair chipped and cracked teeth, close the gap between front teeth, cover tooth stains, and address single crooked teeth. We offer porcelain veneers in our dentist office in Worcester, MA. Our cosmetic dentists are experienced and highly trained. We work with patients to help them achieve the smile they desire and improve their overall dental health.
Porcelain Veneers in Worcester, MA
Porcelain veneers are made of an ultra-thin ceramic material that reflects light much like a natural tooth. It is affixed to the front of teeth to change their shape, size, or color. You can expect esthetically pleasing results almost immediately after the painless procedure. Our dentists make sure that you leave the office with a comfortable smile.
The high-quality material that is used to fabricate your custom dental veneers is also highly durable and stain-resistant. With proper dental care and good oral hygiene, most patients can expect their porcelain veneers to last a lifetime. The process from start to finish is as follows:
- Consultation and Examination: Dr. Joseph Costa will meet with you to discuss your concerns, goals, and budget. He will comprehensively examine your entire occlusal system (teeth, gums, and jaw joints) to look for any signs of instability that may compromise your results. Then he will create a custom plan unique to your smile. The plan may include preventative measures to make sure that we fix issues that may cause the veneers to be less effective. Dr. Costa will never recommend unnecessary treatments and will do his best to work within your budget.
- Preparation: Next, we will prepare the tooth, or teeth, to accommodate the porcelain veneers. Then, we take dental impressions to create your porcelain veneers. We will then remove a small amount of the natural tooth structure to allow adequate space for the porcelain veneers to fit securely. This will give the veneers a rough surface to affix to for a permanent fit.
- Final Restoration: At the final visit, your Worcester dentist will place the permanent dental restorations, make any necessary adjustments for fit, and secure them to the surface of your teeth. Your final result will be a healthy, comfortable smile that also supports lasting dental health.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Read answers to frequently asked questions about dental veneers:
Are there any disadvantages to getting porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are considered a permanent, irreversible treatment. Once you commit to veneers, you will need to maintain them for a lifetime. Teeth veneers are susceptible to chipping, breaking, and cracking and will need to be replaced if damaged.
We suggest avoiding hard foods and using your teeth as tools (such as opening items with your teeth). To protect your teeth and help your veneers last a long time, you must commit to a strict, daily oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can only thrive on healthy teeth and gums. To protect them, you must continue with a regular oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine exam and teeth cleaning. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects such as hard candy, ice, fingernail, etc. This will prevent them from breaking. With proper care, your porcelain veneers should last up to 10-20 years.
Can I whiten my teeth after I get porcelain veneers?
We cannot whiten veneers, even with professional teeth whitening. If you undergo a teeth whitening treatment, you will risk your teeth being of different shades. We suggest whitening treatment before dental veneers. This way, we can color-match the veneers to surrounding teeth for a more natural look.
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If you are considering a cosmetic dental treatment to address a cosmetic or dental health concern, schedule a consultation with our dentists in Worcester, MA. Contact our office for the opportunity to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you and your dental health. Call us at 508-755-1980, or request an appointment online today.