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Get the Smile That You Have Always Wanted with Porcelain Veneers in Holyoke
If you need a convenient and affordable way to improve the cosmetics of your teeth, a dental veneer restoration may be the right solution for you. Dental veneers are an effective way to correct minor flaws, such as discoloration or chips, in your teeth. Schedule a consultation today with one of our Holyoke dentists to find out how a cosmetic veneer restoration can help you smile with more confidence.
What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of composite or porcelain that is attached to the front of the tooth to correct the appearance of otherwise healthy teeth. The veneer is custom-made so that the color, size, and shape blend in with your natural teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers in Holyoke?
When you come to our Holyoke practice for a veneer restoration consultation, our dentist will assess the overall health of your teeth to make sure that the procedure is appropriate for your dental issues. We recommend veneers to improve the outer appearance of teeth with aesthetic imperfections, including:
Disproportionate Shape and Size
We can use veneers to enhance teeth that seem too big, small, round, or square for your face and mouth. We can also use veneers to restore teeth that have small chips or that have been shortened because of bruxism.
Yellow Dingy Teeth
Yellow teeth can make us look far older than our actual age. If traditional whitening treatments have failed to give you the brighter smile that you want, veneers may be the answer. We can customize the color, so you can even go brighter than your natural tooth color.
Spacing and Alignment Issues
Veneers can be used to make small changes to the alignment or spacing of teeth without the need for braces or aligners.
What Is the Average Porcelain Veneers Cost at Your Office?
The cost of porcelain veneers can vary from patient to patient. We will go over your porcelain veneers cost in detail once you and your dentist have decided on a treatment plan. We also offer payment and financing options to help make the cost of your treatment more affordable.
How Do I Choose Between Veneers or Porcelain Crowns?
Veneers and crowns are made from porcelain or composite materials, and both are permanently affixed to the teeth to improve their appearance or to reinforce the underlying structure of the tooth. Veneers porcelain only covers the visible portion of the teeth. Crowns, on the other hand, cover the whole tooth and are sometimes referred to as porcelain teeth or caps. Crowns are typically used when most of the underlying tooth structure has been lost because of decay, trauma, age, or teeth grinding. Once a crown is cemented in place, the tooth is almost as strong as a healthy, natural tooth. Crowns are often used to restore the back teeth since they can withstand more force than veneers. To ensure that the crown fits properly, the dentist must remove more of the natural tooth enamel than with a veneer.
What Does the Dentist Do During the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
Your smile transformation begins with the dentist making an impression of your teeth. This is used to custom fit your veneers so that they look and feel as natural as possible. Depending on the type of veneer that you and your dentist choose, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of tooth enamel before applying the veneer using a special dental adhesive. Don’t worry though, because the process is painless. Once permanently cemented in place, your veneers will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Are Porcelain Veneers Durable?
Veneer porcelain is extremely durable and can last for decades with proper care. In addition to brushing and flossing daily, you should avoid using your teeth as utensils to open bags or other items.
Do Your Dentists Offer Lumineers®?
Our dentists offer dental restorations using Lumineers® veneers. Lumineers are ultra-thin veneers that require little modification of the underlying tooth. Although they are more expensive than other types of veneers, many of our patients find that Lumineers offer superior comfort, a more natural look than traditional veneers, and exceptional durability. Schedule a consultation today to find out if Lumineers are right for you.
Do Veneers Require Special Care?
Veneers require very little maintenance other than daily brushing and flossing. Your dentist may recommend that you wear a custom-fitted mouthguard if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth or play contact sports. It is also important to refrain from biting into hard foods, especially if you have veneers on your front teeth.
Are dental veneers the right treatment for your dental issues? Call our Holyoke practice at (413) 241-3615 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dental professionals or to get more information about our high-quality dental veneers.