Porcelain Dental Veneers


Should I consider porcelain veneers?

If you are unhappy with the look of your smile due to discoloration, damage, misshapen teeth or poor spacing, porcelain dental veneers may be the answer for you.

What are the most common reasons people get porcelain veneers?

Because they are bonded to the surface of the teeth, porcelain dental veneers can be used to improve the look of even the most severely discolored teeth. The porcelain with which they are made mimics the form and function of natural tooth enamel, so they can also be used to make chips and cracks disappear. Worn down teeth can also be restored. Porcelain veneers can perfect irregularly shaped, uneven and misaligned teeth, and close gaps between teeth.

Do porcelain veneers look natural?

They are perfectly sculpted and colored to look like your natural teeth, only better. Porcelain dental veneers are carefully color matched to blend in with any teeth not in need of repair. Modern veneers also reflect light in the same way as tooth enamel, so are indistinguishable from healthy natural teeth. If you decide to improve your smile with dental veneers, people will notice the difference, but not your veneers.

Do porcelain veneers require special care?

Dental veneers require no special care. All that is necessary is a normal, healthy oral care routine. As before application of veneers, brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Do not bite your fingernails, chew on hard objects like ice or pens, or open any containers or packaging with your teeth. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and checkup. Porcelain dental veneers typically last between five and ten years.

porcelain dental veneers Pembroke Duxbury Marshfield Kingston MAHow do porcelain veneers work?

Porcelain veneers are made of a special ceramic, designed to look like natural tooth enamel. The veneers are very thin shells, custom-made to fit your teeth and create your perfect smile. They cover and are bonded to the front surface of the teeth with a special cement.

Do porcelain veneers hurt?

Application of dental veneers requires the removal of a very thin layer of your tooth’s enamel, to accommodate the veneer. The natural tooth remains largely intact. You may experience some increased sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks. Increased sensitivity typically subsides within a few days following application of the veneers. Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, so veneers do not cause uncomfortable gum irritation.

Can porcelain veneers be used to repair damage from tooth decay?

A tooth needs to be healthy to support a porcelain dental veneer. If you have significant decay or your teeth are weakened by large fillings or fractures, there are better options for you. Your dentist can examine your teeth and gums and tell you the best options to improve the look, function and health of your teeth. A tooth needs to be both strong and have adequate existing enamel for the application of porcelain dental veneers.

Why is Joy O’Keeffe, DMD the best choice to improve the look of my smile?

Dr. Joy and her staff have a long list of satisfied patients for all their dental services. If you would like to improve the look of your smile, they are the best choice in the greater Pembroke, MA area.

Joy O’Keeffe, DMD, The Art of Dentistry.

Serving Pembroke, MA, Plymouth, MA, Kingston, MA, Duxbury, MA, & Marshfield, MA