Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain which precisely fit over the front surface of the teeth and are held in place with an adhesive bonding technique. Veneers have the unique ability to completely mask unattractively colored and stained teeth, correct worn and old-looking teeth, close gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth, and make crooked and rotated teeth appear straight and even. All of this can be accomplished using beautiful translucent porcelain materials that appear natural and entirely real. Porcelain veneers are much more durable than bonded plastic resins and are relatively maintenance free. As probably the most effective solution if you have several teeth in need of repair, veneers can even out the size and shape of your teeth and give you a smooth, aligned new smile. Learn more about veneers to determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you by reading below.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-fitted shells of strong dental porcelain that are affixed to your teeth. Veneers can give you a smoother, brighter, more even looking smile overall.
Dental veneers have the ability to rectify cosmetic smile issues, such as:
With a skilled cosmetic dentist specially trained in techniques in porcelain veneers, rehabilitating your smile can usually be accomplished in two dental office visits. Minimal reshaping of your own teeth is required to create space for the porcelain veneers, and between visits, you will wear temporary veneers which will appear similar to the final result.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals, your interests, and what you’re looking for in your smile. In addition, we discuss your options regarding tooth placement, color, size and shape to ensure that you get just the smile you’re looking for. As part of your consultation, our cosmetic dentists will discuss in more detail what to expect during the procedure.
During your first appointment, your teeth will be shaped to receive the veneers. This will involve recontouring the surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers. We will then take a precise mold of your prepared teeth, which will be used to fabricate your new, custom veneers. Finally, we will fit you with temporary veneers to wear until your permanent veneers are completed.
When you come in for your next visit, we will have your custom designed and fabricated veneers waiting for you. We will remove your temporary veneers and place your permanent veneers so you can see just what they’ll look like once they’re permanently bonded.
Once you’ve seen your new smile and are happy with the way they look, we will remove the veneers and prepare for the final bonding. We will gently and thoroughly clean the surface of your teeth, and then we’ll apply a specially formulated bonding adhesive to the surface and will permanently affix your new veneers, making any minor adjustments necessary to ensure a perfect, permanent fit.
Porcelain veneers in Braintree can drastically transform your outlook on life by giving you a picture-perfect smile. We know you’re excited to get started; however, you still have several questions about the process and what you can expect. Don’t worry, we take the time to thoroughly explain the treatment and address your concerns to feel confident in your cosmetic decision. While you wait for your initial appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we hear about porcelain veneers.
Veneers are versatile to correct a variety of imperfections using one treatment, but they aren’t right for everyone. The ideal candidate has good oral health. If you have tooth decay, it will need to be treated before you can get veneers. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, your dentist can provide you with a nightguard to make you a suitable candidate for veneers.
Although porcelain veneers are thin, they are durable. They last for an average of 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced, but it’s not uncommon for them to last for much longer with the right aftercare. You can protect your investment by:
Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may need more than one veneer. In most cases, your cosmetic dentist in Braintree will recommend two, four, eight, ten, or twelve veneers for the best results. After performing your initial consultation and discussing the results you want to achieve, we’ll determine how many veneers you’ll need to enhance your smile.
Unfortunately, veneers are considered an elective procedure, so many dental insurances will not pay for them; however, there are some exceptions. Depending on your specific policy, your insurance carrier may cover a portion of their cost until reaching your annual limit and after paying your annual deductible. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to file the necessary claims and forms to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket.
We strive to keep your treatments affordable, which is why we accept a variety of payment options to keep veneers within your budget. Besides traditional forms of payment, we also accept third-party financing with CareCredit. You’re given the funds you need to pay for your treatment. You then repay the balance using a financial plan that accommodates your needs.
We’ll provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options during your initial consultation to turn your dream smile into a reality.