Dental Veneers Middleborough MA
Dental Veneers | Many of us have healthy teeth but are still unhappy with our teeth due to cosmetic issues. We may not be happy with tooth color or shape. If your teeth have these issues, then you may benefit from porcelain veneers.
A dental veneer is a wafer-thin layer of porcelain that looks like natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers create a beautiful new surface. This porcelain is translucent and tough, but is stain-resistant, unlike tooth enamel.
Veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel needs to be removed to fit the surface. Either way, the result is a gorgeous smile.
Are you interested in veneers? The dentists at Middleboro Family Dental can determine if veneers are right for you. Call our office at (508) 947-4411 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
The versatility of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:
- Color. Teeth can become stained by the consumption of certain foods and drinks, smoking and even the aging process. Veneers are available in numerous shades.
- Size and Shape. Your teeth might not have the shape or size you want to begin with. Sometimes grinding can change the shape. Veneers can be sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.
- Alignment and Spacing. If you have minor gaps or alignment issues, veneers can help straighten teeth and close in the gaps.
Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers
To create a new smile with porcelain veneers, the first step is to communicate with your dentist. Let him or her know what you like and what you don’t like. You may even want to bring in pictures of smiles you like so your dentist can get an idea of how to proceed.
Once you agree on a plan, your teeth will be prepared. The dentist will remove a small amount of enamel. The dentist will take molds of your teeth and a skilled dental laboratory will create your veneers. When the veneers are ready, they will be cemented onto your teeth.
Caring for Your Veneers
Care for your veneers the same way you would care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss every day. This will keep teeth and gums healthy around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dentist are important to maintain your oral and general health. While veneers are tough, refrain from using your teeth as tools (such as to open packages) or biting into hard foods like candy apples! If you grind or clench your teeth at night, invest in a mouthguard to protect your veneers.
Veneers are a great way to show off a gorgeous smile. The dentists at Middleboro Family Dental can assess your smile and help you understand your options for an enhanced smile. We can help you achieve your smile goals. Call our office at (508) 947-4411 to learn more.