Have you ever wondered how celebrities always seem to have perfect teeth? The truth is, a lot of them have porcelain veneers. They can be placed over the front of your teeth to conceal multiple cosmetic flaws at once. But what exactly are porcelain veneers in Medford? What benefits do they provide? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions and more.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are very thin shells of dental porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to fix any number of flaws in their appearance. They can be custom designed to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth and blend in with the rest of your pearly whites.
What Problems Can Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are used to fix a variety of cosmetic problems, including:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Closing the gaps between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that are slightly misaligned or uneven
What Does the Veneer Process Look Like?
Getting veneers usually takes three appointments: one for a consultation, one to prepare your teeth, and one to get them installed. At your first appointment, your dentist will examine your mouth to decide if veneers are the best choice for you. If so, at your next visit, your dentist will remove a thin layer or enamel from the front surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. He or she can then attach temporaries while your veneers are being crafted in a lab. Once those are ready, return to the office a third time and your veneers will be attached, and your smile will shine so much brighter!
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer many benefits, such as:
- They appear so natural that no one will be able to tell you had work done.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- Veneers are much more resistant to stains than natural teeth are.
- Your veneers can be custom shaded so that your darker teeth look whiter.
- Veneers are a conservative way of improving a tooth’s color and shape, as they don’t require as much extensive shaping as crowns do.
As you can see, porcelain veneers can do wonders for your smile. If you have cosmetic flaws in your teeth that you’d like to fix, call your dentist and ask about porcelain veneers today for a celebrity-perfect smile!
About the Author
Dr. Anthony Giamberardino graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1985, and opened his own private practice in Medford, MA in 1993. Since then, he has provided quality care in several aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. To learn more about how he can improve your smile with porcelain veneers, click here or call (781)-396-3800.