Dental Veneers in Norfolk, MA
The number of patients who choose cosmetic dentistry is increasing as the cost and time needed to create the perfect smile decreases. What does this mean for you? If you have healthy teeth and gums, but there are flaws with your smile you wish you didn’t have, now might be a great time for you to explore cosmetic dentistry in Norfolk, MA.
We offer many different options at our dental office, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic bonding
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental veneers
With dental veneers, patients can enjoy a new look in just one procedure that usually takes place over a just a couple of dental appointments with our Norfolk, MA cosmetic dentist. It all starts with a phone call to Norfolk County Dental.
- What are veneers?
- What can I expect with the dental veneers process?
- What is the difference between dental bonding and veneers?
- How do I care for my dental veneers?
- Will my dental insurance cover the cost of my dental veneers?
- What is my next step if I am ready to create my perfect smile?
What are veneers?
Like veneers that cover the front of cabinets or architecture to improve appearance while maintaining the original foundation, dental veneers cover the front of your natural teeth to solve a number of cosmetic concerns.
We offer two types of veneers in our Norfolk, MA dental office:
Composite veneers. Composite veneers provide a solution for one tooth that is misshapen, dark, or damaged.
Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers replace the front of many natural teeth to improve the appearance of the entire smile.
When possible, we use minimal-prep veneers that reduce the amount of tooth structure we need to remove to ensure an esthetic result.
The dental veneers process at our Norfolk, MA dental office consists of veneers bonding directly to the front of natural teeth in order to correct a number of common cosmetic problems. These include:
- Minor misalignment
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing
- Nonuniform teeth
As with all of our cosmetic cases, we spend plenty of time discussing your goals for your smile so that we can give you outstanding results and confidence.
What can I expect with the dental veneers process?
After your consultation, your Norfolk dentist, Dr. Xi Sun, Dr. David Iadarola, or Dr. Nicole Ford, will examine your oral health to rule out periodontal disease or decay, which can interfere with your results.
Your dentist will also examine your bite and identify any signs of teeth grinding. People who grind their teeth may need to wear a nightguard after treatment to protect their investment.
As soon as your oral health is in optimal shape, we can talk to you about the dental veneers process at our Norfolk, MA dental office.
We will determine, along with your input, the number of veneers that will give you the smile you have always wanted. We even design a “practice smile” with temporaries for you to try out before your final restorations are made.
Finally, our dentists will determine the ideal shade and coloring to match veneers to your natural teeth. After all, a seamless smile is always more beautiful. We create your dental veneers either here in our Norfolk, MA dental office or with a trusted lab, depending on your specific design.
When we receive your final veneers, we will arrange an appointment to bond them permanently to your teeth and make any tiny adjustments needed for your comfort and function. You will leave our dental office with the smile of your dreams.
What is the difference between dental bonding and veneers?
Dental bonding and veneers are cosmetic procedures that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them.
Dental, or Cosmetic, Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is usually a quick and comfortable procedure. Bonding may not require the use of anesthesia, and we can complete the treatment in one visit. The technique and materials used differ for each procedure. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are attached or bonded, to a tooth surface. We do not need to alter the teeth in any way prior to treatment. We can fix flaws with your smile, including gaps, chips, and cracks, with cosmetic bonding at our Norfolk, MA dental practice.
Bonding is also used to protect teeth when exposed tooth roots result because of gum recession. Cosmetic bonding at our Norfolk, MA dental office usually lasts from three to five years. It is one of the quickest ways to improve the look of flawed teeth!
Veneers are a custom-made solution that may require more than one visit if made from a lab. Veneers are made from composite resins, acrylic material, or porcelain. Placing veneers is often an irreversible process because a small amount of enamel is usually removed to accommodate the thickness of the covering.
Like any restoration, over time it may need to be replaced. If you take good care of your teeth with brushing and flossing, plus visiting your Norfolk, MA general and cosmetic dentist every six months for examinations and cleanings, you can expect your veneers to last for a good while.
If you are interested in improving the look of your smile, contact Norfolk County Dental Care to learn more!
How do I care for my dental veneers?
Dental veneers are strong and made to last. Like natural teeth, however, they can become damaged from biting into certain items, like ice cubes or a fruit pit. Using common sense caution will prolong the life of your restorations.
It is also essential to care for your teeth and gums at home and with regular dental visits for a cleaning and exam. While porcelain will not decay, the underlying tooth can! Practicing impeccable prevention is the best insurance for your new smile.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of my dental veneers?
Unfortunately, you cannot count on your dental insurance to cover your dental veneers treatment. Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, and dental insurance typically only covers treatments that are medically necessary. But this doesn’t mean you cannot get the smile of your dreams.
Because we want healthy, beautiful smiles to be within everyone’s reach financially, we offer a number of options to help you get the dental care you need—including cosmetic dentistry in Norfolk, MA.
We charge a reasonable annual fee with our membership club, which often offers better savings than most dental insurance. As part of our membership club benefits, you’ll receive:
- Two dental examinations and cleanings each year
- One set of any necessary x-rays
- One emergency examination
- One fluoride treatment
Our membership club also offers 10 percent off all other treatments. This can make elective cosmetic dentistry much more affordable.
For those patients who must reach out for third-party financing, we accept CareCredit for cosmetic dentistry and other dental treatments at our Norfolk, MA dental office.
We also accept major credit cards, which provide another way to stretch out your payments over time.
What is my next step if I am ready to create my perfect smile?
Make an appointment with a top Norfolk, MA dentist to talk about cosmetic dentistry to make your smile beautiful! With today’s cosmetic dentistry treatments, you don’t have to settle for a smile you don’t love to show the world. Dental veneers at our Norfolk, MA dental office might be right for you. Give us a call to make an appointment for a consultation and learn more about the possibilities with modern cosmetic dentistry. We look forward to seeing your smile!