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Dental or porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-made to cover the surface of one or more teeth. They are bonded to the damaged tooth to change its color, size, shape or length. Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can cover minor misalignments, gaps between teeth, stains, cracks and chips. The main advantages of veneers to other cosmetic treatments that improve your smile include the following:
- They can quickly correct spaces between teeth and teeth that are rotated, crowded or out of position.
- They can lighten the shade of teeth that are discolored or stained.
- They do not lose their gloss for a long time and do not discolor easily.
- They can improve the appearance of your smile without the discomfort and time commitment of braces.
Good candidates for this treatment include those who maintain a proper and consistent oral hygiene routine. It is important to be committed to proper and regular oral hygiene. Veneers are a permanent treatment and work best when you take care of your teeth. When you come in for a consultation with our dentist, you will receive a thorough dental examination and an evaluation of your overall dental health.
There are several steps for applying porcelain veneers, beginning with preparing the tooth. A temporary veneer may be fitted over your treated tooth during the time your permanent veneer is being made in a laboratory. When the permanent set is ready, the temporary ones will be removed and the permanent ones will be bonded to the tooth’s surface. The veneers are made from a mold of the teeth and sized to look proportionate to the other teeth.
There are many benefits of getting veneers to improve your smile. They offer a permanent way to quickly treat several cosmetic dental problems. Porcelain veneers are a popular option because they resist stains and are gentle to the gums.
They are also considered a good option for cosmetic enhancement for teeth because they look and feel like natural teeth and are virtually undetectable. Since they are stain-resistant, they will look fresh and clean for years. In addition, they do not require the extensive shaping of the natural tooth that crowns require, and they are generally stronger.
This treatment is most suitable for healthy teeth that are also discolored, chipped, slightly misaligned and crooked. If you are interested in veneers and want to find out if they are right for you, visit the professional team at Andover Smiles. Dr. Rinaldi provides personalized care for each and every patient, and he will personally speak with you during your initial appointment to learn about your specific goals and needs. We pride ourselves in treating one patient at a time to provide gentle, effective dental care. To learn more about veneers and how they can help you, contact our office in North Andover today and schedule your consultation!