Have you ever heard of a porcelain veneer? A cosmetic restoration made from the same materials as our lifelike crowns, inlays, and onlays, this treatment option can actually address a number of esthetic issues with a tooth’s shape and color. When should you talk to your Brighton, MA, dentists about improving your smile beauty with a veneer?
The Porcelain Veneer
These are very thin restorations made from strong and durable porcelain material. Once complete, the restoration is placed onto the front-facing side of the tooth. Porcelain not only absorbs bite forces and pressure, but is translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of nearby teeth. In fact, the material even contains stain-resistant properties. Once in place, we can use them to lengthen worn-down teeth and repair minor damage, such as chips and cracks. They can reshape misshapen or malformed teeth and even help close gaps between your teeth. If you have minor misalignment, they can correct the appearance of your smile. For those with permanent teeth stains, which form below the enamel and may not respond to teeth whitening, we can mask them instantly!
Placing Your New Restoration
To receive one, we start by removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth and then taking detailed impressions and images. The information we gather allows our team to then design and craft the restoration from porcelain. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments, before finally placing the completed veneer with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use to secure crowns, inlays, and onlays. In two visits, we can instantly transform the appearance of the tooth, and with multiple ones, the smile itself.
A Smile Makeover
We may also whiten your teeth before placement to ensure your new veneers match your brightest possible smile. We can also use dental bonding to mask discoloration and other esthetic issues in the side and rear teeth, which are less visible. We then reserve veneers for the front-facing ones and provide a more cost-effective smile improvement. Combining this option with other cosmetic and restorative treatments means we can offer a complete smile makeover, and help you obtain a smile you’ve always dreamed about! If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a visit before the New Year, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you would like a more attractive smile when the New Year begins, then talk to our team about our cosmetic restorations and other treatment options. To learn more about cosmetic treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.