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What Can Veneers Do for My Smile?

Porcelain veneers cover embarrassing smile flaws, giving you that long-desired beautiful smile. At Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA, our cosmetic dentists are Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette. They'll craft the veneers perfect for your smile zone.

What are porcelain veneers?

Tooth-shaped and realistic in color, veneers are thin wafers of ceramic, custom-made to bond to the front of teeth which have:

  • Cracks
  • Dark, stubborn stains unresponsive to professional teeth whitening
  • Poor shape and size
  • Chips
  • Narrow gaps
  • Pits
  • Craze lines

Besides their cosmetic benefits, veneers reinforce enamel so that your teeth are as strong as they are beautiful.

Porcelain veneers bond directly to the cheek-side of your teeth after your cosmetic dentist removes some enamel to ensure correct bite and fit. The procedure takes place in our Cohasset office, and Dr. Thomas and Dr. Chenette use a trusted dental laboratory for veneer fabrication.

What veneers can do

Veneers can improve your smile aesthetics and self-confidence. They remake tooth shape and size, and they resist stains from tobacco, coffee, and foods, such as soy sauce and blackberries.

Also, because they require only a small amount of enamel removal (about 1/2 millimeters off the front side), they not as invasive as porcelain crowns. However, they last about as long (ten years or more) and require only your usual brushing, flossing, and in-office care at Cohasset Dental.

What veneers cannot do

Porcelain veneers are not the best choice for deeply worn, decayed, or restored teeth. Also, if you're a bruxer--someone who clenches and grinds his or her teeth--your veneers can chip, crack or even come off, says WebMD. So, you should ask your cosmetic dentist at Cohasset Dental about a bite guard or another option better suited to your dentition.

Also, veneers cannot improve your gum health. If you have sensitive or diseased gums, you have to deal with those issues first before considering veneers or any other cosmetic dentistry service.

Discover your options

At Cohasset Dental, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Kevin Thomas, and Dr. Aaron Chenette create stunning smiles with a variety of cosmetic treatments, including sparkling porcelain veneers.

Why not call their Cohasset, MA, office to learn more? All our cosmetic care plans include a careful qualifying exam. Call us at (781) 383-9393.

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