porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers allow your Brighton, MA, dentists to instantly transform the appearance and function of the smile, addressing a number of esthetic concerns. But how do we use these thin restorations to perfect a smile? In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how we design, fabricate, and place one or more custom-made porcelain veneers.

What is a Porcelain Veneer?

A veneer is a very thin wafer of porcelain, one that we place onto the front-facing side of each tooth. They cover the front and sides of the teeth, which means they instantly change how that portion of the smile looks. Each one is custom-made for a proper fit, and once in place, we can mask permanent teeth stains, repair minor damage, and even lengthen the teeth worn down by teeth grinding. We’ve also used them to address embarrassing gaps between teeth, and to also correct the appearance of minor misalignment to provide an alternative to braces or Invisalign® aligners. As you can see, they allow us to transform your smile, all in as little as one to two visits!

Creating and Placing Cosmetic Restorations

How do we craft them? We want to make sure they fit properly, so we need to make room for them. To accomplish this, our team will carefully remove a very thin layer of enamel from the surface of the teeth. We then take detailed impressions, which enable us to design and fabricate them. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit and if necessary, make minor adjustments to the restoration. Finally, we place them with a powerful bonding agent. The cosmetic restorations fit great, look great, and help transform the beauty of your smile!

Benefits for Your Smile

First, they last a long time with proper care and attention. Remember, we attach them to natural teeth, so routine brushing and flossing, and six-month checkup and cleanings can help keep them strong, so you only have to care for them as you would natural teeth. They’re stain resistant, and the material we use to craft them can absorb daily bite forces and pressure. You have a cosmetic treatment that lasts for years to come, and also blends with the rest of your smile for a natural appearance. If you have any questions about how we craft our cosmetic restorations, then contact our team today.

Ready for a New Smile with Custom Veneers?

Our team wants to help you enjoy a strong and stunning smile with cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.