Do you have something about your smile that you wish you could change? If so, you are not alone! With dental veneers, you can instantly hide imperfections and transform your smile without years of orthodontics or undergoing more invasive dental treatments. At Paxton Dental Care in Paxton, MA, Dr. Scott Siemen combines skill, precision, and artistry to help patients in the Paxton and Worcester MA area transform their smiles with beautiful, natural-looking veneers.
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Imperfections that veneers can hide
Patients come to our office interested in learning more about dental veneers for a variety of reasons, such as veneers for crooked teeth or veneers for chipped teeth. With porcelain veneers (sometimes called porcelain laminate teeth), Lumineers, or composite veneers, you can mask many cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Teeth that are different in size from your other teeth
- Chips or breaks in teeth
How veneers work
There are multiple types of dental veneers to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences. In an in-depth consultation, Dr. Siemen will talk with you about what you like and what you want to change about your smile, as well as the pros and cons of the veneer options that are suitable for your specific needs and desired results.
All about porcelain veneers at Paxton dental care
What are porcelain veneers?
At Paxton Dental Care, we offer porcelain veneers to patients who are interested in improving their smiles.
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of porcelain, thicker than a contact lens but thinner than a fingernail.
They slip over the surface of a person’s tooth or multiple teeth to change the appearance, shape, color, or arrangement in a smile.
What are the benefits of getting porcelain veneers?
One of the best benefits of porcelain veneers is a long-lasting, beautiful, natural-looking improvement of a person’s smile.
Porcelain veneers are designed to change the shape, size, and appearance of a person’s smile.
If a person has discolored teeth, out of alignment teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, discolored previous fillings, etc., it can be improved using porcelain veneers.
Why should someone visit Paxton Dental Care for porcelain veneers?
One of the things we offer at Paxton Dental Care is a smile preview. We can show a patient what their smile would look like before they even enter into treatment.
An ideal candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who has been dissatisfied with their smile for a long time and is now ready to have the smile of their dreams.
The procedure takes only a short amount of time and usually two appointments. At the end of the first appointment, that person has a preview of what their final smile will look.
At their second appointment, the porcelain veneers are bonded to their teeth permanently, and their smile is complete.
Transform your smile into a stunning, natural-looking one with porcelain veneers
Do you want a stunning smile? Let’s learn how porcelain veneers allow you to transform your smile into the one you have always wanted.
Uses for porcelain veneers
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth, and it helps to improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
Porcelain veneers make eating a breeze. Porcelain veneers work just as well as your natural teeth and are extremely durable; you won’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods to prevent damage. However, avoid using your teeth as tools and be careful when biting down on tough foods.
Porcelain veneers fit on the outer edges of your teeth. Veneers are sized and bonded to the front portion of your teeth. The other cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments will replace your entire tooth, while porcelain veneers only replace the outermost part of your teeth.
You don’t have to cover all your teeth. Some people get veneers on all their teeth, BUT that is not always necessary. The dentist will shape your veneers to the size and shape of your natural teeth so that the final outcome will be a very stunning, natural-looking smile.
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. Veneers are made from porcelain, and they are highly resistant to stains.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, don’t hesitate to contact a professional dentist today!
Custom porcelain veneers and Lumineers are two of the most popular choices, as they are very strong and provide terrific, long-lasting results. For these types of veneers, your tooth is first prepared by Dr. Siemen so that the veneers or Lumineers can be placed without being too bulky. Lumineers require less of your tooth structure to be removed than traditional porcelain veneers. Then, we take impressions of your teeth so that ultra-thin pieces of porcelain can be custom shaped by a talented ceramist for your teeth. When they are ready, the veneers are bonded onto your teeth with a strong cement for a durable finish and a dazzling smile!
The most important questions on dental veneers are answered.
What are dental veneers?
In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
Why are dental veneers used?
Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are discolored, worn down, are chipped, broken, or have large gaps.
Who is a candidate for dental veneers?
The best candidates for veneers are those who have
- Teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
- Chipped or worn-down teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth
How is the dental veneer procedure done?
The dentist trims about half-a-millimeter of the tooth enamel to prepare for the veneers. Then he or she takes an impression or mold of your teeth to send to a lab to prepare the veneers, which takes about one to two weeks. Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your teeth to examine its fit and color. Then a special cement is applied to the veneer, and it is placed on your tooth.
To find out which dentist to choose for dental veneers, seek out someone who has proven his/her expertise with veneers and improving the smile, take a look at the ‘before and afters’ of their work, and check out their credentials on their websites.
If you are tired of hiding your smile, call Paxton Dental Care today to schedule a consultation and learn more about whether veneers are right for you. (508) 557-2400