dental veneerFor a variety of reasons, many of us wish we could alter our smiles. If you are not currently happy with your teeth, particularly those in the front, porcelain veneers could provide a straightforward solution. Having them placed is a relatively unobtrusive cosmetic procedure, and it yields a great-looking smile. Keep reading to learn about what goes into making and securing them, when you should consider this restorative procedure, and how best to take care of them. Your Brighton, MA dentists know how important a confident smile is, and we are always here to help. 

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are handcrafted covers that fit over your front teeth. They reshape the look of your teeth and can improve their color and overall look. They are made from strong porcelain — the same kind used in other dental procedures— and are custom-made to match your unique smile. The procedure consists of your dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth. They then make an impression of the inside of your mouth from which a mold is formed. From there a dental ceramist sculpts the porcelain to match your teeth. Finally, the dentist secures the veneers to your teeth, and you will be good to go. 

Do I Need Restoration?

Ultimately, the decision to receive porcelain veneers must be made by you and your dentist, but there are certain factors that can help inform your decision. Veneers are primarily placed on individuals who feel as if their front teeth can be improved. Those with chipped, cracked, discolored, or crooked teeth will typically find them beneficial. They can also help if your teeth have slight gaps that you’d rather not see. Ultimately, if you want your front teeth to look whiter and more uniform, this procedure can help.

How Do I Care For them?

Taking care of your porcelain veneers is straightforward. All you need to do is brush them as you normally would, using an abrasive toothpaste of your choice and flossing regularly. The porcelain used is specifically made to closely resemble your natural teeth, so just maintain your normal hygiene routine, and you will be happy with the results. Overall, as long as you follow the care instructions provided by your dentist, your veneers will look good, and your smile will too.

Learn More About Our Porcelain Veneers

To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation today by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, at (617) 562-5210. You can also find our practice at 77 Warren Street Brighton, MA 02135. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you reclaim a smile that you’re happy with.