At Emerson Dental, Dr. Wu and Dr. Santamaria are highly skilled at providing dental veneers in Westford, MA. Call 978-399-0017 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental veneers are a highly natural looking and aesthetic solution for teeth that are healthy but do not look their best. They can correct issues that are too advanced for simple whitening, and are less expensive than individual crowns. Note that if you have any existing dental health issues, they must be treated before veneers are placed. In addition, if your teeth are badly misaligned, you might need another treatment such as Invisalign along with veneers. If your teeth are healthy and your main concern is cosmetic, dental veneers may be the perfect option for you. Here are just a few common reasons that people get dental veneers:
- Severe discoloration
- Slight misalignment or crookedness
- Undesired size or shape
- Uneven tooth lengths
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin shells that cover the existing teeth. Your teeth must be prepared for veneers by removing a slight layer of tooth enamel to ensure a snug fit. The veneers are tightly bonded to the teeth with a dental cement that hardens under a specialized light.
Dr. Wu and Dr. Santamaria offer two types of dental veneers, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. They can help you select the right type of veneers for your unique situation.
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are the most natural looking, aesthetic, and durable type of dental veneers. Crafted in a lab to your dentist’s precise specifications, porcelain veneers most closely resemble the sheen and translucency of natural teeth. These veneers can be entirely customized, including the color, shape, size, length, and fit. With proper care, they can last for many decades.
Composite Veneers: Composite resin veneers may be crafted in a dental lab or in the office. Regardless, they are also fully customizable. However, composite resin does not fully reflect the translucency and sheen of natural teeth. These veneers are also more susceptible to staining than porcelain veneers, and are not quite as durable, but they are less expensive.
There is no “right” solution in cosmetic dentistry, only the solution that is right for you. If dental veneers are the best option for you, your dentist will help you select the type of veneers that best fit your budget and treatment goals.
When designing your new smile, we will consider many factors, including the smile you would like to have, your facial features and coloring, and the overall balance of your smile. Remember that a too-perfect smile often looks fake, and the best smile for you is the one that uniquely looks like yours.
Call 978-399-0017 to schedule your appointment.