Changing the appearance of your teeth can alter how you look overall. If your teeth have cracks, chips, or discolorations, then it can distract people who always notice smiles first. To help improve your appearance, our dentist at Sharon Dental Group in Sharon, MA, can apply veneers to your teeth.
Dental veneers are thin shells of material that dentists bond to your teeth to hide imperfections like permanent stains, chips, or gaps between teeth. The veneers will consist of porcelain or composite resin. Most patients like porcelain because of the way that light shines off of it reminds people of tooth enamel, so porcelain veneers can be difficult to distinguish from natural teeth.
If you want to improve how your teeth look, visit us at Sharon Dental Group so that we can take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth. Instead of using molds to take the impressions, our dentist can take them digitally and send them to the dental lab to manufacture the veneers.
Your teeth will need preparation before our dentist near you can apply the veneers to your teeth. Our dentist will remove slivers of the enamel from the front of your teeth so that the veneers can be placed later. Then when they arrive from the lab, which takes about two weeks, you will return to our facility for their application.
Before bonding the veneers in place, our dentist may need to trim them to match your teeth. In some cases, he may need to file the edges of a tooth so that it doesn’t stick out past the veneer. When he finishes sizing the veneers, our dentist at Sharon Dental Group uses dental cement to bond the veneers to your teeth.
A special ultraviolet hardens the cement to hold the veneers in place. With care, porcelain veneers will last approximately 12 to 25 years, and composite resin veneers, which are a good economical alternative to porcelain, can last about four to eight years.
If you’re interested in improving the look of your smile, give us a call today. Our dentist can apply veneers to give you a great-looking smile that you’ve always wanted.