September 1, 2018
Do you have imperfections in your smile that you wish would just go away? Thankfully, they can! Porcelain veneers in Belchertown are super thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain that covers the front surface of your teeth to improve your smile’s appearance. They’re popular in Hollywood, as many celebrities want to achieve the look of a perfect set of pearly whites. Read on to learn the benefits of porcelain veneers and whether they are right for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can change the color, size, shape, and length of your teeth. They are routinely used to fix dental issues like:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that are misaligned or uneven
- Small gaps in between teeth
If you have any of these flaws in your smile, porcelain veneers could be your next step towards improving the appearance of your pearly whites.
In order for the veneer to be placed, your dentist will shave down a tiny bit of your tooth enamel to make room for the porcelain veneer to fit over your natural tooth. Your cosmetic dentist in Belchertown will use a special resin to bond the veneer to the surface of your tooth to create a permanent and lasting restoration.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Patients see many benefits from having porcelain veneers, but here are some of the most popular advantages:
- They provide a natural tooth appearance.
- Your gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, so it won’t get irritated or infected.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant! Your teeth can stain overtime from drinking dark liquids like coffee. With veneers, your smile will be much harder to stain.
- Veneers are a conservative approach to changing the shape and color of your teeth. Yet, they offer a stronger and more aesthetic alternative to dental crowns and other treatments.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Veneers typically last between 7 and 15 years. After their lifespan, they will need to be replaced. You can extend the life of your porcelain veneers through good oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash. This routine shouldn’t differ much from regular care for your natural teeth.
Now that you know what kind of flaws porcelain veneers can fix, and the functional and beautifying benefits they bring to your smile, contact your local dentist to get started on your brand-new grin!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Mark D. Medaugh studied painting and ceramics before becoming a dentist, so helping patients with porcelain veneers is a natural extension for him. He enjoys improving the confidence of his patients through cosmetic dentistry. He currently practices at Valley Dentists of Belchertown where he can be contacted through his website or by phone at (413) 323-4335 for any questions you may have.
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