If your smile is worn or dull, you may wonder if you can renew its appearance and restore it to what it once was. Luckily, you can do just that with porcelain dental veneers. But what can veneers do for your smile? Find out the answer to this question and more with Dr. Kunio Chan at One Dental Care in Billerica, MA.
Can veneers help my smile?
If you have chips, cracks, uneven teeth, yellowed teeth, discolorations, slight overcrowding or slight under crowding, veneers can improve your smile. A good candidate for veneers should be in good dental health and teeth free from tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, candidates for veneers should have realistic expectations for their results.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are a permanent and irreversible procedure. Veneers require preparation of the tooth before placing the final restoration. The preparation includes removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. This aids in the bonding process between the tooth and the veneer.
How should I care for my veneers?
Caring for your veneers is as simple as caring for your own natural teeth. Brush twice daily with a soft toothbrush for at least two minutes. Floss at least once a day between each tooth and behind the back side of your last molar. A strong, committed at-home oral routine will help keep your teeth healthy and clean between dental examinations and cleanings every six months.
Dental Veneers in Billerica, MA
Veneers require a two-phase process to complete. The first phase will include a consultation to ensure that veneers are right for you, preparation of the teeth to receive the veneers, and taking an impression of your mouth to help the dental laboratory design your final restorations. The second phase of the process takes place about two weeks later, once the dental laboratory has customized each of your veneers and returned them to your dentist’s office. Your dentist then fits the final veneers and bonds them permanently to your teeth.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Chan at One Dental Care in Billerica, MA. Call (978) 667-0691 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chan today!