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Veneers – Lakeville, MA

Completely Transform Your Smile

Woman with dark hair smiling with veneers in Lakeville, MA From stains left by dark-colored beverages to small chips caused by trauma to the mouth, there are all kinds of imperfections that might appear on your teeth over time. If there are several flaws that leave you feeling embarrassed about your grin, Dr. Bui can often address them all at once with the help of personalized, long-lasting veneers! This is an excellent option for patients who want to make extensive improvements to their smiles. To learn more about this cosmetic treatment, reach out to us today.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Close-up of dentist picking up veneers in Lakeville, MA A veneer is essentially a thin shell for the front of your tooth. It’s normally made out of porcelain, which is a stain-resistant material that can be customized to blend in with the rest of your smile. There are also ceramic veneers that don’t require as much shaping of your natural tooth, meaning they let you preserve more of your enamel.

Our team can use veneers to hide discoloration, minor dental damage, small gaps, and other imperfections simultaneously. The number of veneers you need depends on the changes you want to make; some patients only get one veneer to correct a single tooth while others need a full set of veneers to enhance all of the teeth that are visible when they smile.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

Illustration of veneers in Lakeville, MA being placed on tooth First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation at our office. Dr. Bui will ask about your smile goals and review your treatment options. If you decide that veneers are the best choice for your grin, the next step is to prepare the teeth in question. A small amount of enamel will be removed so that the veneers won’t look too bulky once they’re in place.

After finishing the necessary preparations, we will take impressions of your smile, which will then be sent to a dental lab where expert ceramists will design and create veneers that are the right shape, size, and color for your unique grin. You’ll be given temporary veneers to wear while your permanent ones are being worked on. Once the final veneers arrive, we will schedule one last appointment to bond them to your teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

Illustration of veneers in Lakeville, MA being placed on tooth Why are veneers so highly recommended compared to other cosmetic treatments? It’s thanks to several advantages:

Veneer FAQs

Dr. Bui and our team would love to help you achieve your ideal smile with veneers! Before you commit to anything, though, you probably want to gain a deeper understanding of the road ahead. To assist you, we have compiled the following list of FAQs. If your specific questions are not answered here, please give us a call. We would be happy to speak with you!

Are Veneers Permanent?

A set of veneers may last for 10, 15, 20 years, or even longer. Therefore, while veneers can be a long-term solution for aesthetic imperfections in teeth, they are not technically permanent. They do eventually need to be replaced.

However, veneers do require a permanent commitment in a sense. That is because a small portion of tooth enamel is removed during the preparation phase of treatment. The enamel will not grow back on its own, so your teeth will always need veneers or another type of prosthetic to protect them.

The irreversible nature of veneers should not scare you — the vast majority of patients have no regrets about committing to treatment!

Is There Anything I Cannot Eat with Veneers?

You should not feel like you have to stick to an overly restrictive diet when you have veneers. You can feel free to eat all of your favorite treats in moderation. However, there are some important notes that you should keep in mind:

  • Biting down on hard objects, such as ice, could break your veneers. Similarly, so could biting directly into a hard fruit or vegetable without slicing it first.
  • Although veneers are resistant to stains, they can become discolored over time. Try to enjoy highly pigmented items, such as coffee and red wine, in moderation.
  • Alcohol can adversely affect the bonding agent that keeps veneers on your teeth, so adult beverages should be a rare treat rather than a normal part of your routine.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers cannot move your teeth, so they cannot technically correct a misaligned bite. However, they might be able to hide the aesthetic effects of certain types of dental misalignment. For example, they can make teeth look longer and thereby disguise a minor open bite. They can also hide small gaps between the teeth.

If you know you need orthodontic treatment, you should complete it before you move forward with veneers.

Is It Painful to Get Veneers?

We administer local anesthetic when preparing teeth for veneers. You might feel a bit of pressure, but there should be no real pain. Once your veneers are in place, your teeth might temporarily be more sensitive than usual. You may need to avoid hot, cold, spicy, and acidic foods until your mouth is feeling normal again. Some patients use an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage their discomfort.

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