Dental Veneers Wareham MA
Not all of us are happy with our smiles. Maybe you feel the same way. Are you struggling with imperfections such as alignment issues, gaps, misshapen teeth or discoloration? If so, porcelain veneers may be able to help fix these common issues.
Porcelain veneers are as thin as a wafer. They are placed on top of your existing teeth as a substitute for tooth enamel. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to create a brand-new surface. Dental porcelain is tough and resistant to stains.
In some cases, veneers can be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface. In most cases, though, a thin layer of tooth enamel needs to be removed from your tooth so that the veneer can properly bond. This process is irreversible, so make sure you really want veneers before committing to this process.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers can be used to improve the following tooth issues:
- Color. Teeth can stain from certain drinks, such as coffee, wine, and tea. Smoking and even the normal aging process can also cause discoloration. While you can opt for professional whitening, veneers can help as well. Many shades are available, so you can opt for bright white or a more natural color.
- Size and Shape. Your teeth may not be the shape or size you desire. Maybe they have worn down over time due to grinding. Whatever the issue, veneers can make your teeth look more attractive.
- Alignment and Spacing. Veneers can also help with minor alignment and spacing issues without the need for braces or other orthodontic work.
Creating a New Smile with Dental Veneers
Are you interested in porcelain veneers? If so, communicate your smile goals to your dentist. If you have pictures of smiles you particularly like, that would be ideal. Your dentist can assess your mouth and show you how you would look with veneers.
Once you agree to move forward, the first step is to prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Your dentist will take molds of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory so your veneers can be created. Once your veneers are ready, they will be cemented onto your teeth.
Caring for Your Veneers
It is important to keep your veneers healthy and in good shape for as long as possible. You can protect your investment by brushing and flossing every day to remove plaque and keep the gums healthy. See your dentist for regular checkups. Prevent chips and cracks in your veneers by not using your teeth as scissors or biting into hard foods. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, get a nightguard to protect your veneers. Your dentist can create a custom-made one for you.
Contact Us Today
Dental veneers can help you achieve a gorgeous Hollywood smile like your favorite celebrities. The dentists at Wareham Family Dental can help you achieve your smile goals and determine if veneers are right for you. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (508) 295-7476.