As we get older, our tooth enamel begins to show natural signs of wear and tear. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make us feel self-conscious and embarrassed about our smiles and maybe we stop smiling as freely as we should. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by all the different issues you see in your smile. Maybe you’re worried about the cost and discomfort of various procedures that you’ll need for your smile to look revitalized. Dental veneers can correct these problems in just a few office visits with only one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Westborough, MA dentist Dr. Joseph Cheung of Westborough Dental Associates can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing other minor cosmetic damage? Porcelain dental veneers can protect them against further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods with heavy dyes or that have an acidic quality like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage your enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our tooth enamel, some foods and drinks more than others. For problems with enamel discoloration, some patients may consider having their teeth professionally whitened, but dental veneers may be a good idea for you if you have multiple cosmetic concerns that need to be addressed.
For issues such as minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers can be a simpler, easier and more affordable way to resolve the issue than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Cheung can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Will Dental Veneers Benefit Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Cheung after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are simply applied to the teeth using an adhesive. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or structurally altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, but covered and protected by a fresh-looking new outer protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be viable at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Cheung about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to have the procedure until the issue of sensitivity is resolved. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Cheung.
Dental Veneers In Westborough, MA
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheung and our dental care team at Westborough Dental Associates. Call (508) 342-1519 or schedule a comprehensive consultation online today.