Porcelain Veneers Westborough, MA

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective treatment methods for transforming the appearance of your smile. An experienced cosmetic dentist in Westborough, Dr. Tufa can create a personalized smile makeover treatment plan using porcelain veneers to address a wide range of concerns or aesthetic goals.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

A type of dental veneer, porcelain veneers are made from an ultra-thin, high quality ceramic material that has several important qualities:

  • Stain resistant: your new veneers will be stain resistant when compared to cosmetic bonding and natural tooth enamel.
  • Durable: porcelain ceramic is highly durable and will last for many years with proper care.
  • Natural color and light reflection: the various properties of porcelain veneers provide a beautiful result that blends with your natural smile seamlessly.

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration due to the amount of tooth structure that is typically removed to place them securely. With the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist, you can enjoy your smile makeover with porcelain veneers for a lifetime. We recommend that patients maintain their new smile with a good at home oral hygiene routine and regular dental care.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

A smile makeover or restoration using porcelain veneers will begin with a consultation to evaluate your needs and goals. Dr. Tufa will create a customized plan to meet your aesthetic goals and go over all aspects of proposed treatment.

The placement of porcelain veneers will require 2-3 visits. The first step is to prepare the teeth receiving veneers by removing a small amount of the surface tooth structure. After this is complete, dental impressions will be taken and temporary veneers will be placed until the final restorations are complete.

Once complete, Dr. Tufa place your new veneers and make any adjustments needed for comfort, fit and stability. The porcelain veneers are permanently attached and then polished for a smooth texture and natural appearance.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Can porcelain veneers be repaired?

Although a highly durable material, porcelain veneers can crack or chip when highly stressed due to trauma. Dr. Tufa can repair damage to your porcelain veneers using a composite resin, much like tooth bonding. Although not as strong as the original ceramic material it can stabilize the veneer and prevent further deterioration.

Can porcelain veneers fix gaps between the teeth?

Yes, porcelain veneers can be placed to close tooth gaps. Dr. Tufa will determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for closing a diastema.