Smile Transforming Porcelain Veneers
Many patients who look in the mirror and see numerous chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in their smiles think that the only way to get a smile they’re proud to share is to invest time and money in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments and orthodontics. However, the Newton Smile Centre team may have a better option – porcelain veneers. This conservative treatment allows us to completely transform your smile in just two short appointments. We can create a personalized porcelain veneer treatment plan to perfect any number of cosmetic dental flaws, leaving you with a gorgeous smile. If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers or any of our other cosmetic services, call our Newton Centre dental team to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We’ll help you create a personalized cosmetic dentistry plan that delivers the smile of your dreams and fits your schedule and budget.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front surfaces of the teeth to correct and conceal any number of smile flaws. Prior to placement, these ultra thin restorations closely resemble a finger nail. After placement, they look, feel, and function just like flawless, healthy teeth.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two dental appointments. Your initial visit will take about ninety minutes. We begin by numbing the area to be treated. Then, we remove a small amount of surface tooth enamel. This allows your veneer to lay flat within the smile line. Next, we capture impressions of the prepared teeth that will be used by our dental lab to craft your custom dental restoration. Before you leave the first visit, we place a temporary veneer that will allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new smile and protect your prepared teeth. Once we receive the final restoration from our lab, you’ll return to exchange your temporary for flawless, custom porcelain veneers. This second visit is typically much shorter, and you should be in and out of the office in thirty minutes to an hour.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
No cosmetic dentistry service is right for every patient. At Newton Smile Centre, we create personalized treatment plans to deliver our patients’ desired results. Before we recommend porcelain veneers, we’ll walk you through all of your treatment options and help you make the best choice.
How do I Care for my Veneers?
For the most part, your oral hygiene routine should stay the same. You continue brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting us two times each year. However, we may recommend you make a few changes to your oral hygiene products. Soft bristled toothbrushes and minimally abrasive toothpaste will help to extend the life of your veneer by limiting porcelain wear. You may also want to use waxed floss or a water flosser to avoid pulling on the edges of your veneer. One of our skilled hygienists will be happy to talk to you about maximizing your at-home hygiene plan without harming your new veneer.