by Robert Rapisarda
Getting a great-looking smile is a common dream, probably because few people are actually born with a perfect smile. When you meet with a skilled Worcester cosmetic dentist, you can learn about many different options for smile makeover treatment that can make you look your absolute best. One such treatment that may be on the table is instant orthodontics. It’s not orthodontic care per se, but actually the use of porcelain veneers to achieve results that are comparable to orthodontic treatment.
Our team would like to look at the basics regarding instant orthodontics so you have basic understanding of what to expect and what can be achieved.
About Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are affixed to the front facing parts of a person’s teeth. When in place, the porcelain veneers are able to mask aesthetic imperfections and give people beautiful, flawless smiles.
The dental veneers are semi-translucent just like the natural structure of your teeth, meaning that when they are in place, natural and artificial light will affect the veneers just as it would your normal teeth. In addition, the porcelain veneers are stain resistant, meaning long-lasting smile makeover results.
Dental Problems That Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Address
At our laser dentistry center serving Springfield, we often use porcelain veneers to address the following common dental problems:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Severely stained teeth
Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who have cosmetic problems with their smiles rather than major dental health issues. These people should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve.
When you meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist serving Barre and Worcester, you will be able to find out if porcelain veneers or an alternative treatment is right for you and your needs.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
During the porcelain veneers procedure, a small amount of tooth structure from the front of the teeth will need to be removed. This is simply done in order to accommodate the porcelain veneers, and the amount of removed tooth structure will generally be a fraction of a millimeter.
Once the tooth is prepped, an impression of the tooth will be made from which the permanent porcelain veneer will be crafted. When the veneer is ready, it will be carefully checked to ensure color match and proper fit before being adhered in place.
Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers
While porcelain veneers are a great way for many people to get beautiful smiles, there are plenty of other options to consider for achieving the perfect smile, including Worcester teeth whitening, dental crowns, and actual orthodontic care. We will be more than happy to discuss all of these in greater detail during your visit to the practice.
Learn More About Advanced Smile Makeover Treatments
For more information about all of your options for smile makeover treatment, be sure to contact our Barre cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent dental health and a beautiful smile as well.