When super-thin, ultra-durable porcelain veneers are laminated to the front surface of your teeth, an incredible new smile can be produced. Veneers make it possible to permanently eliminate numerous cosmetic flaws, moving your smile closer to perfection and lifting your self-confidence at the same time. With the versatility and life-like characteristics of porcelain, factors such as the shape, length, color, and strength of the front teeth can be dramatically enhanced.
Veneers are considered to be a relatively conservative cosmetic dental procedure. Each veneer is designed to be very thin and only a small amount of enamel must be removed from the front surfaces of the teeth to accommodate them. Once the veneers are permanently bonded firmly into place, you can quickly return to eating normally and smiling with great confidence. Neither the porcelain nor the underlying adhesive bond will be vulnerable to temperature, moisture, or normal biting pressures.
Benefits of Veneers:
- Requires minimal tooth reduction as compared to full crowns
- Generally very durable and stain resistant
- Improves the alignment of the teeth without braces
- Produces whiter teeth, conceals discoloration
- Texture and translucency of porcelain is very similar to real enamel
- Eliminates spaces between the teeth
- Reshapes the teeth by adding length and/or width
- Restores teeth that are broken, chipped, or unevenly shaped
- Hides tetracycline and fluorosis staining
The Porcelain Veneer Consultation
Veneers are appropriate for a long list of esthetic flaws, but are not the most effective solution in every situation. For instance, veneers are not suitable for restoring the back teeth, decayed teeth, or teeth that have been damaged by severe periodontal disease.
We will need to perform a full examination of your oral health to determine how veneers can improve your smile. We will discuss your main concerns and answer any questions that you may have about the cosmetic dentistry procedure in Woburn and the best way to maintain your veneers for long-term success.