Dental Veneers in Norwood MA
Dental veneers are typically made up of a thin, tooth-like material. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers help to make teeth look whiter and assist in improving the size and shape of teeth. Veneers are made of a custom shell designed to perfectly fit and match your unique teeth.
Types of veneers
There are two types of veneers that are most commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better, however they typically have a higher cost associated with them. The properties of the material also help to create a natural look. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, they are, instead, directly applied to the teeth; however, they typically have a shorter life span, and are less expensive.
When should you consider dental veneers?
Talk to your dentist about dental veneers if:
- Your teeth are stained or discolored.
- Your teeth are crooked or misshaped.
- Your teeth have spaces in between them.
- Your teeth are broken or chipped.
How its done
Porcelain dental veneers are completed typically within two visits. During the first visit, the teeth are prepared to be fitted with the veneers. This may require parts of the teeth be trimmed. Next, an impression of the teeth are made and sent off to a laboratory. Our patients are given a temporary veneer for protection while they wait for the laboratory to send us the permanent, custom-made veneers.
At the second visit, the temporary veneer will be removed. Then, the new veneer will be temporarily placed to see if it fits well. It's best not to adjust porcelain veneers after they are bonded to your teeth, so any adjustments will be made beforehand. Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the look and feel of the veneer, it will be bonded to your tooth permanently.