We’re Perfecting Smiles With Porcelain Veneers

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When we create and place porcelain veneers, we can help transform the color and shape of a tooth, or several. Which means in about two visits, we can offer a total smile makeover. In today’s blog, your Bedford, MA, dentist talks about how we create and place our lifelike and custom dental veneers.

What Changes Could Porcelain Veneers Make?

A porcelain veneer covers the front and sides of the tooth. Which means we can make dramatic changes to the appearance of the smile. For example, placement could mask issues with the shape and even correct permanent teeth stains. We could repair minor chips and cracks, and even teeth worn down by teeth grinding. Our team could fill unsightly gaps between the teeth and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you can enjoy a more even smile without wearing braces or aligners. For many, this means a smile makeover in only two visits.

Creating and Placing These Cosmetic Restorations

To create them, our team starts by numbing the teeth that will have a restoration placed onto them. Next, we need to make room for the restorations by removing a thin layer from the outer structure. Detailed digital imaging will gather pictures of these teeth, which we combine to create a 3D computer model. With accuracy and precision, we can now create the finished product in a lab setting. When ready, we will attach the finished product to the front of the teeth with a powerful bonding agent. They now have the potential to last for years, possible decades, with proper care and attention.

Protecting Your New Results

The teeth we’ve attached them to are still vulnerable to issues like periodontitis and cavities, which could compromise your new restorations. To keep your veneers bright and also safeguard them, you need to take time to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and also floss every evening. You should also cut back on sugary foods and drinks too, as this could feed harmful bacteria and cause plaque and tartar to worsen, leading to increased risks of periodontal issues and decay. Finally, be sure you see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit, so we can monitor your smile and keep a close eye on it. Our team will also remove all plaque and tartar and polish the teeth!

If you have any questions, then please contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need Major Smile Changes?

Our team wants to help you enjoy results that look great and inspire confidence. To learn more about the steps we offer to totally change a smile’s appearance, contact us today by calling (781) 275-0200, or by visiting our Bedford, MA dental office as soon as possible.