Porcelain veneers in Medford are an increasingly popular option in cosmetic dentistry. These ultra-thin coverings can be used to correct a number of dental imperfections all at once, from chips and cracks to stains, discoloration, and more. Dr. Giamberardino performs porcelain veneers in two appointments at Giamberardino Dental Care.
Porcelain veneers work by covering up imperfections on the teeth that show when you smile. They can correct a number of cosmetic issues, including:
- Chips, cracks, and breaks
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth with irregular surfaces
- Slightly gapped or misaligned teeth
- And more
The devices are composed of multiple sheets of beautiful porcelain, a material that looks, acts, and feels just like your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also highly resistant to stains -- so you can enjoy a bright smile for far longer than is possible with natural teeth.
To fit you with dental veneers in Medford, Dr. Giamberardino makes room for the devices by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of each tooth. Then, he’ll take impressions and x-rays to aid in the creation of your porcelain veneers, which will be created in a separate lab. You will wear temporary veneers while your permanent devices are crafted. Once they’re ready, you’ll come back to our office for the final placement of your porcelain veneers.
Most patients who desire smile improvements with porcelain veneers are suitable candidates for the procedure. Schedule a preliminary checkup and cleaning to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy before undergoing any elective dental procedure. Cavities and gum disease should be treated in advance of porcelain veneers.
Before your treatment plan is put in place, you and Dr. Giamberardino will thoroughly discuss your goals and desires with porcelain veneers. Bring photos of smiles you admire to this initial appointment -- it will help your dentist understand the look you’re going for.
After your porcelain veneers have been placed, we know you’ll be interested in learning how you can ensure your investment lasts as long as possible. With proper care, you can enjoy your porcelain veneers for 15 years or longer. Make sure you’re maintaining excellent dental hygiene, including brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and flossing daily. It’s true your veneers won’t develop cavities, but the teeth beneath and around them can -- and gums are always vulnerable to periodontal disease.
Additionally, people who play contact sports or who grind their teeth at night (the condition known as bruxism) should invest in a custom-fit mouth guard to protect their porcelain veneers from impact and trauma. Dr. Giamberardino provides night guards and sports guards as part of his preventive dentistry services.
If you’re interested in giving your smile a do over, why not get in touch with Giamberardino Dental Care to learn about your options in cosmetic dentistry? In addition to porcelain veneers, we offer teeth whitening, all-ceramic restorations, and tooth colored fillings. Contact us to request your appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Medford today!