The number of patients who choose cosmetic dentistry is increasing as the cost and time needed to create the perfect smile decreases. With porcelain veneers, patients can enjoy a new look in just one procedure.
What Are Veneers?
Like veneers that cover the front of cabinets or architecture to improve appearance while maintaining the original foundation, 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.
Veneers bond directly to the front of natural teeth and correct a number of common cosmetic problems.
- Minor misalignment
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing
- Non-uniform 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.
Planning Dental Veneers
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.
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 veneers either here in our Norfolk 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.
Caring for 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 stone. 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.
Are You Ready for a Perfect Smile?
Porcelain veneers might be right for you. Give us a call for a consultation and learn more about the possibilities with modern cosmetic dentistry.