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.
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 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.
Some of the most remarkable benefits of veneers include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.