Worcester area dentist explains the benefits of porcelain veneers
Imagine having a beautiful, white, even smile. With only a few seconds to make a good impression, a beautiful smile boosts your self-esteem and helps your personal and professional relationships. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you achieve your smile goals. Worcester area dentist Dr. Scott Siemen and the team at Paxton Dental Care offer porcelain veneers for smile enhancement.
Veneers were initially created to temporarily transform the smiles of Hollywood stars while they were performing. Now, a beautiful smile is readily available to anyone. Veneers are made of ultra-thin porcelain shells which are then bonded to the front of the teeth. Used on a single tooth or an entire arch, porcelain veneers look, feel, and function as natural teeth.
Benefits of porcelain dental veneers
Dental veneers are a popular procedure thanks to their versatility in improving the smile. Porcelain veneers effectively disguise dental problems and minor imperfections. They have several smile-enhancing benefits.
- The porcelain shells are very thin. Since veneers are about the thickness of a fingernail, they lie flush with and blend naturally with the tooth.
- Veneers are utilized to address cosmetic concerns.
- Made of porcelain, the veneers are sturdy, durable, and long-lasting.
- Veneers are custom-designed for each patient based on impressions and notes of his/her teeth.
- The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Porcelain veneers have a number of aesthetic uses. Whether patients have tried other cosmetic treatments without success, or this is the first attempt to improve the smile, veneers are remarkably effective. When applied to the front of the teeth, veneers cover the following imperfections:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are uneven or crooked
- Gaps or spacing issues
Tetracycline stains often cannot be treated with teeth whitening treatments. However, veneers successfully cover stubborn stains for a brighter smile. Also, patients with minor cosmetic issues such as gapped teeth or minor misalignments may achieve improved smiles with veneers instead of serious orthodontic work. The customization of porcelain dental veneers using the color, size, and shape of the teeth produces smiles that look and feel natural. Cosmetic imperfections are easily addressed.
What to expect
Before veneers can be placed, the teeth must be prepared. A small amount of enamel is removed from the front of each tooth. The amount removed is the same thickness as the veneer to be placed so the result will be smooth. The dentist takes impressions of the teeth. The impressions along with notes regarding the size, shape, and color of your teeth are sent to a lab so the veneers can be fabricated.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, the patient returns to the office to have his/her teeth cleaned, polished, and etched with an acid etching gel. The gel creates a rough surface to bond the veneer. The veneers are placed one-by-one ensuring proper placement. If there is any residual material, it is removed before unveiling a beautiful new smile.
If you live in Worcester, contact Paxton Dental Care for more information on porcelain dental veneers. Call (508) 557-2400.Back to Dental Veneers Page