Precision, premium porcelain veneers support a healthy, stunning smile that lasts
It is essential for our patients to understand why porcelain veneers are placed in the first place. So, they can appreciate that the process supports a far more stunning smile, as well as the health and safety of the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
Veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain and composite resin that are designed and affixed to the front surfaces of teeth that are:
- Slightly cracked
- Severely discolored
- Irregularly shaped
- Worn or poorly-sized
As the protective outer layer of each tooth, enamel provides a barrier between the softer and more vulnerable inner layers of the tooth and potential damage from the forces sustained by chewing and grinding down food and other functions. Enamel is stronger than skeletal bone; however, it is not indestructible. Enamel may erode due to harmful acids, bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), and other habits. Behaviors such as bruxing, chewing ice cubes, and biting fingernails can also prematurely damage veneers and other dental work. Our dentists will discuss options to protect the investment you’ve made in your smile, such as custom nightguards for bruxers.
Veneers may be in your future
Damage to the enamel can present as discoloration, cracks, chips, and “cupping” (indentations or “cups” on the surfaces of the teeth). Depending on the extent of the damage, restorative care may be necessary. Cosmetic damage can be resolved predictably and dramatically with veneers designed and shaped to disguise imperfections, such as minor chips, fractures, and spacing issues. We use advanced diagnostics to precisely design veneers and premium materials that are durable and mimic the appearance of the natural tooth structure perfectly. Once secured or bonded to the teeth, veneers can last for many years. They blend in well with the surrounding teeth due to superior materials and detailed planning suited to your personal preferences and characteristics. Patients also appreciate that the porcelain resists stains for a lovely, healthy smile that lasts.
Acton Dental Associates is proud to serve Littleton, West Concord, Concord, Maynard, Westford, Boxborough, Stow, Harvard, Sudbury, and communities throughout the region. Call (978) 881-5826 to schedule your appointment.