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Veneers – Westborough, MA

Disguise Your Teeth’s Imperfections

Animated smile during porcelain veneer placement

Are there details about your smile that you wish you could change? Many people struggle with discoloration, chipped teeth, small gaps between their teeth, or other aesthetic issues. At All Dental, we are proud to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services that can enhance your teeth’s appearance and perhaps give you a big confidence boost! Veneers in Westborough are one of our most transformative treatments. In just a few appointments, your smile’s little aesthetic imperfections may become nothing more than a memory.

Why Choose All Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are thin, custom-made dental restorations that we attach to the outward-facing surfaces of the teeth in order to disguise flaws and imperfections. They can address a range of issues, including discoloration, chips, cracks, teeth that are too small, some cases of minor misalignment, and more.

In most cases, veneers are made out of porcelain, which is highly resistant to stains and virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel. Veneers are durable enough to stand the test of time; for most patients, a set lasts for well over a decade before replacement becomes necessary.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Animated smile showing porcelain veneer placement

The veneers process takes place across a few appointments. At your initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Westborough, we will learn about your oral health and your goals for treatment. If you have some photographs of other people’s smiles that appeal to you, bring them to your appointment so we can get a realistic idea of what your expectations are.

Once we approve you for veneers and design your treatment, we will prepare your teeth. This usually involves removing a thin sliver of enamel so your veneers will not make your smile look bulky. We will then fit you with some temporary veneers while a laboratory creates your permanent ones. Once your permanent ones are ready, we will verify their fit before we bond them onto your teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Some of the most remarkable benefits of veneers include:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile with veneers

The cost of veneers depends on a few factors. This treatment might seem pricey at first, but it can be a smart investment in your smile, especially if you want stunning, natural-looking results that stand the test of time. Our team will help you compare all of your cosmetic service options and strive to help you afford your desired new look.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

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The team at All Dental in Westborough offers numerous cosmetic services at varying price points. When you come in for your consultation, we will recommend the treatments that we believe are the best fit for your budget and goals.

Here is an overview of some popular procedures, along with generalized price information:

  • Othodontia. Braces and Invisalign are excellent ways to straighten teeth. However, they tend to cost thousands of dollars and take several months or longer to complete. They do not help with the size, shape, or color of teeth. If your dental misalignment is minor enough that it is not threatening your oral health, orthodontia may seem like a big commitment with little reward.
  • Teeth Whitening. Whitening treatments are relatively affordable, often costing just a few hundred dollars for a professional take-home kit. The downside is that their results may last for anywhere from a few months to several years. Plus, whitening does not enhance the shape or positioning of teeth.
  • Cosmetic bonding. This is a low-priced, fast treatment that looks similar to veneers at first. However, it usually lasts for just 3 – 5 years because it is more vulnerable to stains and breakage.
  • Veneers. A full set of veneers can cost several thousand dollars, but it can be viewed as an “all in one” cosmetic treatment. In just a few appointments, we can disguise a range of dental flaws, including chips, cracks, discoloration, minor misalignment, and more. Plus, the results can last for 10 – 15 years or longer. Veneers are an excellent value!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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In the vast majority of cases, insurance companies consider veneers to be a purely elective treatment. Therefore, you should not expect your policy to help you pay for them.

However, there may be other provisions you can use to make your treatment more affordable. For example, the Essential Dental Plan is a discount plan that provides reduced fees on virtually all the services available in our practice. Signing up is easy, and you can start to use your benefits right away!

You may also qualify for low-interest financing through CareCredit. The application process is fast, and most patients are eligible for credit. Upon approval, you might be able to choose from between several different monthly payment amounts.

Are you curious about veneers and their cost? Our team is ready to answer all of your questions. Schedule a consultation so you can take the first step toward the gorgeous, strong, and long-lasting smile that you have always wanted.

Veneer FAQs

Smiling, happy young woman with veneers in Westborough

Are you thinking about investing in veneers in Westborough? Our team is ready to help you get started on your journey to your ideal look. Still, we understand if you would like more information about the treatment and what to expect before you schedule your consultation. To help you out, we have put together a brief list of FAQs about veneers, along with their answers. If you do not see the information you were specifically looking for, give us a call. We will be happy to share our knowledge.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers do not last forever. Your first set may need to be replaced after 10 – 15 years or longer, depending on how you care for them and other factors. Nevertheless, veneers are considered to be a permanent treatment. Placing them requires that we remove a bit of enamel from your teeth. The enamel will not grow back, and without it, your teeth may be extra sensitive. They may also look odd. Veneers or another type of restoration will be required to protect your natural teeth. Do not let the permanence of veneers make you shy away from them; the vast majority of patients who get them have no regrets whatsoever about their decision.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Veneers are made out of porcelain, which is nonporous. That means it does not absorb pigment like your natural teeth do. Therefore, veneers are highly resistant to stains, and you will be able to enjoy your daily cup of coffee without worrying too much about affecting their beauty.  However, keep in mind that veneers are not completely invulnerable to stains. If your veneers get scratched, pigment may stick in the scratches. Pigments might also affect the material that we use to bond your veneers to your teeth. Therefore, it is best to avoid excessive consumption of coffee and other dark beverages.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The goal of veneers is to help you achieve a specific look. For some patients, this means disguising just a few teeth. Such individuals may want their smile to retain a few imperfections in order to achieve a natural, subtle look. Other individuals want a total smile makeover, which may mean that it is necessary to place veneers on all the teeth that are visible when you smile. Some people get as many as 10 – 12 veneers. During your consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Westborough, we will let you know how many veneers we believe are necessary to help you attain your desired appearance.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Veneers do not respond to whitening products. If you whiten your natural teeth while you have veneers, you could end up with a “mismatched” smile. If your veneers start to look dull, the best thing to do is visit your dentist to learn about your options. If you know you want whiter teeth before you commit to veneers, it would be wise to undergo a whitening treatment prior to moving ahead with other cosmetic treatments.

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