At All Smile Care, we offer more than one way of improving your smile. Veneers are a great way to restore the appearance of your teeth in a natural-looking way. They are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite that can be used to improve the look and function of misaligned, chipped, discolored, cracked or unevenly spaced teeth. They are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve the look of your smile and create a natural, bright and flawless appearance.
When you come to our office with a request for improving the look of your teeth, we will perform an evaluation of your dental health and discuss your expectations from the procedure. Once it has been decided that veneers are an ideal treatment for you, we will prepare your tooth/teeth by shaving off a small part of the enamel to allow the veneer to fit. Then, the tooth surface is roughened using an etching solution to allow the veneer to bond properly. An impression of the tooth is taken and the desired shade of the veneer is noted to help the restoration look natural. This information is sent off to a dental laboratory to prepare your restoration and meanwhile, a temporary veneer is placed on your teeth. Once your veneer is ready, the temporary one is removed and the new one is permanently bonded on to your tooth.
Veneers are virtually undetectable to others and are resistant to stains caused by tea, coffee and even tobacco products. With proper care, they can give you a healthy and beautiful smile for over 10 years. They are easy to maintain just by using a good home care program comprising of brushing and flossing. It is not uncommon to experience a slight bit of sensitivity to heat and cold after the placement of your veneer. This should go away in some time.
For more information, please call us for a consultation at (978) 234-4334.