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Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Worcester MA

You may wonder how your favorite celebrities have the time to keep their teeth looking gorgeous at all times. Most were not born that way. They sported gaps, chipped teeth and crooked smiles during their childhood, but decided to use cosmetic dentistry to repair worn teeth, close in gaps and brighten their smiles.

One common dental procedure favored by celebrities is dental veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are custom-made for your smile and can match the color of your existing teeth. If you have teeth that are stained, cracked, chipped or worn, veneers can cover up these imperfections for a smile you’ll be excited to show off to the world. If your smile makes you uncomfortable, Dr. Monica Gobran can assess your mouth and determine if veneers are right for you.

The Process

Dental veneers typically require three appointments. The first appointment is an examination. The dentist will examine your mouth, discuss your goals and advise you of the pros and cons of veneers to determine if they would be a good fit. If you decide to proceed with the process, the dentist may take impressions and X-rays at this appointment.

To prepare the teeth, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed from the teeth. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab. In 2-4 weeks, the lab will have your veneers ready. At the final appointment, the teeth will be cleaned and the veneers will be bonded to the teeth. The dentist will then make any necessary adjustments.

Pros and Cons of Veneers

Dental veneers offer many advantages. If you are frustrated with teeth that are broken, chipped, worn or discolored, veneers are an effective way to repair and whiten your smile. The porcelain material looks almost like your real teeth. Veneers are also extremely stain-resistant, so you eat your favorite foods and drink beverages such as tea, coffee, and wine without worrying about staining your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are also long-lasting. With proper care, they may last 5-15 years. They also improve your smile, which in turn improves your self-confidence. While veneers will give you the smile that virtually everyone dreams of, there are some cons. The process involves removing enamel from the teeth, and this procedure is not reversible. The enamel removal can cause sensitivity issues.

Contact Us Today

Dental veneers are a great way to redesign your smile. For a beautiful, healthy mouth you can enjoy for many years, schedule an examination with Dr. Gobran today. Contact our office at (508) 753-3200 or fill out the online form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

FAQ’s

No, dental veneers are not a permanent solution for addressing problems in teeth. While veneers will not last forever, with proper care and regular dental appointments, they can easily last between 10 and 20 years.
Yes, it is possible for dental veneers to get stained. The types of stains that can happen to veneers are called extrinsic stains, which means that any stains only occur to the outside of the veneer.
Yes, taking care of dental veneers is not a difficult process at all. The porcelain shells are strong, so all anyone has to do is take proper care of their teeth, and their veneers will be properly cared for.
No, not just anyone can get veneers placed on their teeth. In order for a dental patient to be approved to get veneers, their teeth must be strong and healthy, and they must have an adequate amount of tooth enamel. For patients who have crooked teeth or who grind or clench their teeth, dental veneers may not be the right choice for them.