Veneers differ from our other cosmetic treatments for a number of reasons. For one, they address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns, while also offering a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist explains the transformative potential of porcelain veneers, and looks at how we design and create them.

When Do We Prescribe Veneers?

We often recommend them as part of a smile makeover, since they offer an opportunity to correct multiple esthetic concerns at once. The restoration fits over the front of your teeth, completely transforming the appearance of your smile. Made from porcelain, they offer strength, stability, and can be shaded to blend with your surrounding teeth.

When we place them, we have a means of masking permanent teeth stains, closing exposed gaps between the teeth, and even reshape malformed teeth. If you have minor chips or fractures, we may employ these restorations to repair them. They also offer the ability to mask minor misalignment, improving your smile’s appearance without the need for orthodontics.

Creating and Placing Them

To ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance, we custom-make each one for our patients. We begin by prepping the teeth receiving them, which means removing a thin layer of enamel and taking detailed impressions. These will be used to design and fabricate the restoration. Once created, the patient returns for a second visit so we can place them. Once in place, they have the chance to offer many years of quality restoration, provided you continue to care for your smile.

Keeping Your New Restorations Bright and Strong

How do you maintain your new investment? Well, routine care helps prevent tooth decay, dental infection, and gum disease, all of which could impact the teeth the restorations are attached to. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Flossing before bed is essential, as well as cutting back on the consumption of sugary foods and drinks. Routine checkup and cleanings are also vital, allowing us to monitor your new veneers and remove plaque buildup from your smile. With regular care, we can work together to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. If you have any questions about our veneers, or if you would like a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today.

Ready for Cosmetic Smile Improvement?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, we offer cosmetic dentistry to help our patients enjoy optimal oral health and stunning smiles. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.