The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers
Find out all the ways that veneers can improve the look of your smile.
When you look at your smile what do you see? Do imperfections keep you from the smile you’ve always wanted? Think it’s too late to get a whiter, straighter or more attractive smile? Well, it’s not when you turn to our Cohasset family dentists Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette to get dental veneers.
Veneers are a great option for those looking to make cosmetic alterations to their smile but don’t want to get dental crowns in order to do it. Through veneers, your Cohasset dentist can offer a more conservative approach to changing the shape, size or color of your smile.
Veneers can be used for a variety cases. They are great for masking discolorations caused by antibiotic use and injury. They can also be used to cover over front teeth that have yellowing or discolored dental fillings.
Also, patients who have gaps between teeth that don’t want to go through months of braces to get a more even smile can also benefit from veneers. Veneers can easily close up gaps between teeth to make your smile look more attractive.
If you have teeth that are chipped or worn you may also benefit from veneers. These thin porcelain shells are designed to look just like real teeth and offer an easy and effective way to get a brighter, straighter and more ideal smile without needing more extensive cosmetic treatments.
After you come in for a consultation to determine that veneers are right for you, during the next visit your cosmetic dentist in Cohasset will prepare your teeth for your veneers. Tooth preparation will require us to remove some tooth enamel to make room for the additional thickness the veneers will add when they are applied. Usually no more than half a millimeter of enamel is removed.
Then a mold is taken of your teeth. This mold will be sent to a lab where they will use it to create your custom-made veneers. This can take several days to complete.
Once your veneers are complete, you will come back in where we will check the fit and the shade before we apply special cement between the veneer and your tooth and then use a light to harden the cement. Once the veneer is cemented into place it cannot be altered, so make sure you are happy with your new look before we apply it.
Cohasset Dental is here for all of your general and cosmetic needs. If you want to find out if you’re the perfect candidate for porcelain veneers then call our Cohasset dental office today to schedule a cosmetic consultation.