Here at Dental Arts of Boston, we are proud to offer veneers to our patients.
Veneers are used to cover stains, chips, decays, or irregularities on your teeth.
Veneers are a thin coat that a dental technician applies right over your teeth. In order to proceed with veneers, you need to have a model made of your teeth so that your veneers can be custom made to fit your mouth. We also have to remove some enamel to make them permanent.
It is important that you take good care of your veneers. We recommend staying away from food and drinks that may stain them. They can also crack or chip if you are not careful.
Veneers are a more affordable option to give you a beautiful smile. They are much cheaper than crowns, but they will still help you have a smile you can be proud of. They are also better than bonding because many people complain that their bonds lose their natural-teeth color.
If you are considering veneers, contact us today at (617) 579-8323 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
PORCELAIN VENEERS GALLERY
Your teeth can have extensive damage for various reasons, including breaking, discoloration, or irregular front teeth, affecting self-esteem. In such cases, your prosthodontist can recommend porcelain laminate veneers to restore your natural and beautiful, bright smile. Here are some of the FAQs about this procedure:
What Are The Different Types Of Veneers?
The main veneer types are composite and porcelain. Composite bonding is made from resin, which requires its shaping and bonding on the affected tooth. Porcelain is made in a lab and works for severe tooth damage but is also more stain-proof.
Which Is Better Composite or Porcelain?
It all depends on the range of damage to your teeth. Your prosthodontist may recommend composite if the damage is minor and all you require is cosmetic bonding. However, if the damage is extensive, and your teeth are discolored, broken, or you keep grinding them, the doctor could advise you to use porcelain.
Why Would My Prosthodontist Recommend Veneers?
The right candidate for veneers includes if you have worn out, discolored or broken teeth. Your prosthodontist may also recommend this procedure if you have misaligned, gapped, or front teeth with an uneven or irregular shape.
What Is the Process to Getting Dental Veneers?
Various steps go into a typical veneer treatment. For one, you must have a consultation with your prosthodontist. A physical exam and an X-ray could follow. A broader discussion may still occur with the doctor listening and answering your questions and concerns. They will then explain the best treatment for your issue and its benefits. Next, your prosthodontist will prepare your teeth for veneers. They may remove a small amount of tooth structure to make an impression. At this point, they will also create temporary veneers until the next visit, when they can install the final veneer.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
There are plenty of advantages associated with veneers. For example, it’s an easy and almost painless procedure that restores your beautiful smile. They are custom-made for every individual to suit your natural teeth alignment and structure. Since they are tooth-colored, they quickly blend in with your natural teeth. And depending on the veneer type, they can last for years before you can rebond or replace them.
Are There Any Drawbacks for Veneers?
First, there is never going back once you prepare your tooth for veneers as the process is irreversible. Then, if a veneer crack appears, all that could restore it is a replacement and not repair. Your veneer can also crack if you are in the habit of biting hard substances like pens or even fingernails.
How Long Will My Dental Veneers Last?
The veneers are exceptionally durable and can last between 7 to 20 years. Although the veneer is nonliving, your prosthodontist attaches it to living gums which could shrink. The teeth can also loosen over time, making the veneer come off, requiring rebonding or replacement.
How Will I Care for My Veneers?
Caring for your veneers is easy and practical. You can brush and floss just as you would your regular teeth. The laminate can even tolerate those harsher kinds of toothpaste, only that it would be sensible to go gentle. Some people are fond of grinding their teeth while sleeping, an effect that can crack the veneers. In this case, your doctor can fabricate a protective bite guard to minimize the pressure on your teeth.
What Are the Right Questions to Ask My Prosthodontist Before the Veneer Procedure?
It is a good idea to ask your doctor to show you an example of his or her previous veneer work. You can ask to know how many patients he or she has handled over the years and the success rates of these cases. Seek to know the type of veneer that will work for you and the likely charges for it. Also be sure to ask if they accept insurance for your type of dental procedure.
Will My Veneer Procedure Affect My Eating and Drinking?
While you can eat everyday foods, your bite may be slightly unnatural at the beginning. Your doctor may initially recommend much softer meals and even warmer drinks. Gradually you can get used to biting your food as usual. Still, some foods may be off-limits including ice, hard nuts, biscuits, and candy.