Veneers in Lexington, MA
Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain that are custom made (for shape and shade) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Sarah Haven Davis, DMD, LLC, offers veneers to patients in and near our Lexington location.
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Veneers can completely redesign your smile's appearance. As with most dental prostheses, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they can last many years with a proper oral hygiene routine, giving you a beautiful smile that lasts.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
To create a cosmetically uniform, white, and beautiful smile.
To create a straightened appearance for crooked teeth.
To reshape the image of misshapen, worn, or chipped teeth.
To brighten severely discolored or stained teeth.
To visually resize any teeth that are too small or large.
To fill in any unwanted or uneven spaces.
Veneers can only treat these issues from a cosmetic standpoint. If any condition impacts your health, a dental restoration or orthodontic treatment may instead be recommended.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. During the first visit, a mold or impression of the teeth is taken, and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist. On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to promote a durable bond. The teeth are then prepared by lightly buffing and shaping their surfaces to make room for the veneer. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer, and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers at the end of the second visit. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.