Dentist in Wrentham, MA explains the uses of porcelain veneers for cosmetic dental improvements
If your front teeth are crooked, chipped, discolored, or just don’t look the way you want them to, you may be inclined to smile or talk less. This conveys to others at home, work, and social situations that you are less happy or confident than you really are. A number of cosmetic dentistry options such as porcelain veneers can be used to rapidly transform your smile in a shorter amount of time than traditional orthodontic braces. Dr. Ross Palioca from Advanced Dental Practices in Wrentham, MA explains the uses of porcelain veneers for patients who are seeking to rejuvenate their smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed over the top of your teeth to cover up any imperfections in the teeth. The dentist uses a secure bonding procedure to adhere them to the front of your teeth. If taken care of properly with regular brushing, flossing, and dental hygiene visits, porcelain veneers are sturdy and can last for decades.
Uses for porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are versatile and can be used in a variety of circumstances to change the appearance of your teeth. They can quickly correct the following issues:
- Chips or cracks in your teeth
- Discoloration that is not responding to whitening treatments
- Gaps between your teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that appear too small compared to other teeth
- Mildly crooked or misaligned teeth
In addition to increasing your self-confidence and your natural desire to smile more when you are happy with your teeth, porcelain veneers have other benefits as well. The porcelain material used for veneers is naturally stain resistant, so they will not discolor as easily as your normal front teeth would. The porcelain is durable and can improve the function of misshapen, small, or chipped teeth when you are biting or speaking. Since veneers are customized to your individual mouth, they look natural and beautiful.
Process for creating and placing veneers
With veneers, you can get the results you are seeking quickly, even if you are correcting multiple issues. In a consultation, the dentist examines your mouth to make sure that veneers are the right cosmetic treatment for your desired results. In order to have veneers put on, your existing teeth need to be healthy and you need to be free from gum disease. It is important that you have good oral hygiene habits as well so that you can maintain your results after the procedure.
After you and your dentist have determined that veneers are the best treatment for you, the process to have veneers placed on your teeth usually takes two visits to the office. In the first visit, the dentist will buff the surfaces of the teeth that will have the veneers placed. A very small amount of enamel is removed during this process to make room for the veneers, so they don’t take up too much space in your mouth when they are placed. Then, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth to send to a laboratory so that they can create your custom-fitted veneers that match your other teeth’s shape and color. If needed, the dentist may place temporary veneers on your teeth while you wait for the permanent veneers to be created.
Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will first ensure that they fit your mouth perfectly by precisely buffing the teeth more in strategic locations if needed. Then, the veneers will be securely adhered to your teeth with a bonding agent. You will walk out the door with your brand-new smile!
Schedule a consultation at Advanced Dental Practices today
At Advanced Dental Practices, Dr. Ross Palioca cares about your overall happiness and health. He is a holistic dentist and uses only treatments that are designed to be compatible with your body so that there are not any long-term consequences from the use of materials such as metals or fluoride that can cause your body harm. In addition to your well-being, Dr. Palioca takes time to customize every cosmetic dentistry treatment to look the most natural with your own unique mouth and features so that your new smile authentically represents you.
The first step in transforming your smile is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Palioca’s office is conveniently located in Wrentham, MA. Whether you are a new or existing patient, take steps toward your new smile today and call Dr. Palioca at (508) 456-7111 to schedule your appointment.