About Porcelain Veneers
A quick way to enhance the appearance of your smile and hide crooked, chipped, uneven, or stained teeth is with porcelain veneers from Plymouth Dental Group. Dental veneers are thin restorations made of high-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front teeth to boost the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Utilizing his artistic talents and profound experience, general dentist Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber customizes porcelain veneers to enhance the color, size, length, and shape of teeth positioned in the smile zone. He is a trusted source for high-quality cosmetic dentistry among patients in the Plymouth and Kingston, MA areas and would love to help you determine if porcelain veneers are ideal for meeting your smile goals.
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
Porcelain veneers may be used to effectively cover stained or chipped teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and transform teeth that are poorly shaped or spaced. At Plymouth Dental Group, your veneers will be custom-created to fit snugly over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. To achieve proper balance within the smile, veneers are often placed in pairs or from across the front of the arch. In your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Scheiber can determine whether you are a good candidate for veneers by analyzing your overall oral health. Dental veneers function best in a healthy oral environment and may not be ideal for those who routinely clench or grind their teeth (bruxism).
What Is the Treatment Process?
Porcelain veneers are typically placed within two office visits and do not usually require the need for local anesthetics. Dr. Scheiber will begin by removing a thin layer of enamel, which will allow the veneers to fit evenly over your front teeth. An impression of your prepared teeth will then be taken and sent to a dental lab for custom veneer creation. Dr. Scheiber will design each restoration and instruct the lab to make them according to your desired shape, size, and color. Temporary veneers will be placed to maintain function and appearance while your final restorations are being fabricated. We will have you return about 1 – 2 weeks later to remove your temporaries and bond the porcelain veneers securely in place. Minor adjustments can be made to ensure your veneers are comfortable.
Maintaining Porcelain Veneers
You may experience slight sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for a few days following your veneer placement but this should soon fade away. Porcelain veneers can be cared for each day in the same manner as natural teeth with thorough flossing and brushing. While porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant compared to natural enamel and other cosmetic options, minimizing the consumption of foods and drinks that stain can help keep your smile bright. To avoid chipping your veneers, it is best to avoid biting into hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Keeping up with regular dental cleanings and exams at Plymouth Dental Group can also help to keep your veneers healthy and long-lasting.
Are Veneers covered by Insurance?
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment and may not be covered by dental insurance. Prior to calculating your treatment costs, our staff will review your plan to determine if any benefits may apply. At Plymouth Dental Group, we want every patient to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Our practice accepts a variety of payment options and low-interest medical financing for your convenience.
Bring Balance and Beauty to Your Smile
Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with customized porcelain veneers from Plymouth Dental Group. Utilizing refined skills and artistic techniques, Dr. Scheiber has helped many patients in the Plymouth and Kingston, MA area enhance their appearance and self-confidence with custom porcelain veneers. To learn about your cosmetic dentistry options, schedule a visit at our welcoming practice today.