Precision, premium porcelain veneers support a healthy, stunning smile that lasts

Veneers
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

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. 

Transforming smiles 

Veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain and composite resin that are designed and affixed to the front surfaces of teeth that are:

  • Gapped
  • Chipped
  • 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.