Celebrities are known for their ultra-bright, perfect teeth, but not all of them were born that way; many have had a little help from their dentist. If you are looking for a smile that truly dazzles or a complete smile makeover, Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores recommends Dental Veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded permanently to the front of the tooth. Porcelain is used because the material most resembles real enamel, from its translucency to the way it reflects light. Porcelain is also highly stain-resistant and durable.
Veneers hide everything from minor to severe surface imperfections, like spots and stains that do not respond to teeth whitening, chips, cracks, and even gaps between teeth—without braces! Veneers are also used to change a tooth’s shape, size and appearance completely. If you have too-small or too-large teeth, porcelain veneers can give you a more uniform smile.
Are Veneers Right for You?
Before the procedure, Dr. Dores will perform a comprehensive mouth evaluation to determine if veneers are right for you. Porcelain veneers are generally applied to healthy teeth. Any visible decay or gum disease must be treated first before cosmetic improvements can be made. The tooth enamel must also be thick enough to withstand a bit of trimming. This is done to make room for the veneer. If you have existing restorations like crowns and fillings, these may need to be replaced after the veneer procedure.
At Dores Dental, we use only the best materials to create custom porcelain dental veneers that look healthy and natural. You and Dr. Dores will work closely together to select the perfect shade of porcelain and control how white your teeth will be.