Porcelain Veneers - Holbrook, MA | Scituate, MA
Smile Makeovers in Just Two Appointments
If your teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored or misshapen, it can be hard to find anything to smile about. Porcelain veneers give you the smile you want with only three dental office visits.
- At your first visit, a consultation, Dr. Teresa Salem will take the time to get to know you and your goals for your teeth. Together, you can plan a veneer treatment that will correct damage and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
- At your second appointment, Dr. Salem can prep your teeth for the veneers and take final molds and measurements.
- At your final appointment, she’ll fit the veneers to your teeth and you’ll leave the office smiling. Three simple appointments in your Holbrook dentist office gives you a new smile.
Veneers bring the benefits of smile design to people who aren’t ready for extensive work on their teeth. You can design a veneer for a single problem tooth, or for your entire smile. The process remains the same no matter how many teeth you plan to treat.
Why Choose Us for Porcelain Veneers?
- Custom-made for every patient
- Able to enhance just one tooth or an entire smile
- Procedure completed in just two quick appointments
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are a permanent solution to discolored, damaged, or misshapen teeth. These thin, porcelain shells attach to the front of your teeth, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. The material looks and feels like your natural teeth. It’s strong, stain resistant, and lasts 5-10 years. If you’ve previously damaged a tooth, a veneer can prevent further injury. They’re a less-invasive, non-orthodontic way to get the smile you want in a relatively short time.
If you grind your teeth, have weak teeth, or have active tooth or gum infections, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. However, most patients find that veneers leave them happy and smiling. Could veneers give you the smile you want? Schedule an appointment today!
Porcelain Veneer Frequently Asked Questions
After reading about all the benefits of porcelain veneers in Scituate, you’re probably more than ready to begin treatment. However, because veneers are a big investment in your smile, you’re going to want to be as well-informed as possible before you start the process. That’s why we have gathered some of the questions about veneers that we get asked the most often and answered them down below. If you have a question about porcelain veneers that you don’t see answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask!
How Will Veneers Affect My Natural Teeth?
In order to ensure that your veneers won’t be bulky and stand out against your smile line, one of our dentists will have to first shave down your teeth. A very slim layer of natural tooth enamel will be permanently removed to allow the veneers to fit comfortably on top of your pearly whites. Don’t worry; the level of enamel that is removed is quite thin.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Because veneers are made of durable dental porcelain, the veneers themselves can last for decades. However, your natural teeth and surrounding gum tissue are susceptible to disease and injuries, and can change over the years, meaning that your veneers will need to be replaced every five to ten years.
How Do I Maintain My Veneers?
Taking care of your veneers is actually not that different from caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day for two minutes at a time with fluoridated toothpaste, and floss at least once daily. Also, be sure to visit us every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup to see how your veneers are holding up. If you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep, you run the risk of damaging your veneers. That’s why we recommend fitting you with a nightguard to prevent your veneers and underlying teeth from being worn down by this harmful habit.
How Are Veneers Created?
After we take impressions of your prepared teeth, we will send those impressions off to a dental lab. The impressions include recording the size and shape of your teeth as well as using a shade guide to determine the correct color to blend into your smile and appear perfectly natural. All in all, this process takes a few weeks, during which we can fix you with temporary veneers to allow you to take your new smile for a test drive.
How Are Veneers Applied?
Veneers are bonded to your teeth using a powerful resin cement. This bond is designed to be permanent, so you won’t have to worry about your veneers falling off during eating, brushing, or flossing. The only danger would be teeth grinding or sports injuries, so be sure to wear a nightguard or mouthguard, respectively, to protect your veneers and the teeth underneath them.