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Veneers – Cambridge, MA

Say Goodbye to Your Smile’s Flaws

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At our professional dental clinic, we are happy to help our patients transform their appearance and restore their ability to smile and speak without embarrassment due to an unsightly tooth. Veneers in Cambridge can be an excellent way to accomplish that. This relatively fast treatment can have an enormous, positive impact on your physical appearance and your self-confidence. If you have questions about it or are ready to schedule your cosmetic consultation, get in touch with our team today. We look forward to speaking with you!

Why Choose Fresh Pond Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or ceramic that a cosmetic dentist in Cambridge permanently bonds to the front-facing sides of teeth, thereby disguising aesthetic imperfections. The color, size, and shape of veneers are all custom-selected to complement each patient’s unique face, oral structures, and preferences. They look remarkably natural. Once in place, veneers have the potential to last for well over a decade if they receive proper care.

Some of the issues that veneers can usually hide include:

The Process of Getting Veneers

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The veneers process requires at least two appointments. At one of your first appointments, we will prepare your teeth. This involves removing a bit of enamel so the veneers will not look bulky or unnatural. Then, we take impressions of your teeth and send them — along with detailed designed notes — to a laboratory that will then fabricate your veneers.

While the laboratory is working, you will wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth and help you adjust to what veneers look and feel like. Once your permanent ones are ready, we will make any necessary final adjustments to them before we attach them to your teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Some of the top benefits of veneers include:

Veneer FAQs

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Veneers in Cambridge may be just what you need to transform your smile and refresh your look. However, we understand if you want to know more before you schedule your consultation with us. Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about this treatment. If you do not see the information you were specifically searching for, give us a call — we will be happy to speak with you.

Are Veneers Permanent?

A set of veneers will not last forever. However, they are considered to be permanent. During the preparation phase of treatment, a small amount of enamel will be removed from your teeth. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers look natural. The removed enamel will not grow back. Without it, your natural teeth may be extra-sensitive. Their appearance will also be affected. They will always need veneers or another type of restoration to protect them. Do not let the long-term nature of veneers scare you; the vast majority of patients who get them have no regrets about their decision.

Is There Anything I Cannot Eat with Veneers?

You will need to wear temporary veneers for a while before you get your permanent ones. Temporary veneers are somewhat fragile, so it would be best to avoid biting on any hard foods. You should also refrain from overindulging in dark beverages, like red wine and coffee. Additionally, keep in mind that sticky foods, such as taffy, might pull the temporary veneers off your teeth.

Once your permanent veneers have been placed, you will be able to enjoy virtually any food in moderation. They are quite durable and highly resistant to stains. However, you should continue to be wary of very hard things, such as ice, that might chip or break your veneers.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

The purpose of veneers is to disguise aesthetic imperfections in teeth. They do not actually move the teeth and therefore cannot correct bite problems. If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or another type of malocclusion that you wish to address, you should undergo orthodontic treatment before you get veneers.

However, veneers can disguise some minor dental misalignment. For example, they may be able to hide a small gap between the teeth. They can also make the teeth look longer in order to give the illusion that you do not have an open bite.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

A study from 2007 found that 93% of veneers lasted 10 – 11 years, and 73% lasted 15 – 16 years. A separate study found that 83% of veneers endured for 20 years. Of course, how long your veneers last will depend on a range of factors, including your daily habits. Things like thorough oral hygiene, regular dental appointments, and wearing a mouthguard when necessary will help your veneers stand the test of time. It is also important that you choose a qualified cosmetic dentist in Cambridge to place your veneers in the first place. If everything goes well, your veneers might be able to last for 30 years or longer.

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