Cosmetic Prosthetics in Burlington, MA
Veneers are one of the more dramatic ways a dentist can enhance your smile’s appearance. Center for Adult Dental Care offers porcelain veneers in Burlington, Billerica, and Woburn. Schedule an appointment today to see if this cosmetic dental treatment is right for you.
How Veneers Enhance Your Smile
Common dental aesthetic concerns are chips, gaps, and stains. If these chips and gaps are small, they can be repaired through composite bonding; similarly, external teeth stains can be lifted through professional teeth whitening. However, if the chips and gaps are larger or the staining occurs inside the tooth, the tooth’s appearance may be best served by covering it with a prosthetic.
Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped sheaths of dental ceramic that are permanently added to the teeth. They can conceal the chips and gaps that are too large to cover with bonding, thereby developing a more uniform smile. Veneers can also conceal the staining that occurs on the inside of a tooth, brightening the smile in cases when whitening gels will not be effective.
The Veneers Procedure
When our dental practice in Burlington provides veneers, the first step we take is to plan out the shape, size, and shade of your new smile. If needed, we will use digital cameras in addition to the standard examination to capture the exact nature of your teeth, allowing us to make sure your veneers are the best match for you.
As we plan out your veneer treatment, Dr. Wong works with you to determine which type of veneer will best serve your needs. The standard porcelain veneer is a long-lasting choice that provides the most dramatic result. This treatment does require the surface of the tooth to be buffed and prepared to host the prosthetic. If your teeth need milder adjustments, you might be eligible for minimal preparation veneers that do not alter as much dental structure. In addition, these are not exclusive treatments; you can receive both minimal and standard veneers as needed to help you develop a uniform smile.
After we have the plan for treatment, we send the design of your porcelain veneers to a trusted dental laboratory for fabrication. The specialists at this lab craft the prosthetics to best match the shape, size, and color you want your teeth to have. The process takes about two weeks, at which point we will bring you back for a test fitting. Once we know the veneers will fit your teeth comfortably, they are added to your smile.
Contact Us for Veneers Treatment
Center for Adult Dental Care provides porcelain veneers in Burlington as part of our cosmetic dental services. For more information about how we help you develop a bright smile, call our practice today!