The dental veneer process can usually be completed over the course of two appointments of about an hour each. And since this is a non-surgical procedure, only a mild numbing anesthetic is used to keep you comfortable during the process. Some cosmetic patients don’t even need it.
A healthy, attractive smile makes an important first impression when you meet new people, adding a youthful, confident glow to your appearance. So if you’re unhappy with the current condition of your smile, long-lasting porcelain veneers placed by the esteemed dentists of Boston Prosthodontics can give you a fast “smile reboot.”
Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of high-quality ceramic material that overlays the front surface of your teeth. They will look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. They can aesthetically improve the appearance of crooked, misshapen, misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth allowing us to achieve dramatic results with conservative dentistry.
You and your doctor will discuss your aesthetic goals together and your customized smile can be previewed with your doctor through various consultations, including physical mock-ups and digital smile design. Once a smile design is agreed upon, the entire process can be completed in as little as two visits, giving you outstanding results, fast.
“Ken Malament is to prosthodontics as Picasso is to modern art. Ken and the entire office demonstrate good judgment, patient respect, and practice excellence. Their standards should set the bar for all medical service offices.”
These are excellent questions. Basically, veneers are thin but strong shell-shaped covers that are bonded directly onto the front surfaces of your natural teeth.
The high-quality veneers, fabricated out of medical-grade porcelain on-site at our Boston, MA, practice, can improve and refresh your smile in many ways…
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Our in-house laboratory only uses the finest materials available to create our dental restorations, including porcelain veneers. Our goal is a superior look, fit, and feel, meaning cheaper, artificial-looking materials will just not cut it when it comes to our patients’ health and smile goals. We offer the following types of top-level veneers:
IPS e.max – This superior porcelain veneer is well-known for its strength, customization, and durability. It has excellent translucency, as it duplicates how light is reflected off natural teeth.
Feldspathic Porcelain – These glass-ceramic porcelain veneers are also very high on the list when it comes to impressive quality, translucency, and life-like properties.
Your skilled dentist will use a special tool to painlessly remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer.
Precise 3D impressions will be made of your teeth using the latest dental imaging technology, so the fit and size of your veneers will be near-perfect.
Our superior on-site lab will expertly fabricate your strong, life-like permanent veneers based on your doctor’s exact specifications.
Temporary veneers will be made and placed on your teeth during this appointment to keep them protected until your permanents are ready in about a week or two.
Your temporary dental veneers will be gently removed by your dentist.
Each veneer will be checked thoroughly to ensure it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Your dentist may clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar and prevent bacteria growth.
Your permanent porcelain veneers are ready to be bonded in place using a strong, long-lasting dental cement.
Stains, cracks, and chips will no longer be visible. It’s time to show off your brand new, confident smile to everyone you meet!
To establish if you are suitable for dental veneers treatment we would invite you in to our dental office for a thorough dental exam including digital x-rays.
We want to ensure that veneers are in fact the most suitable option for you, which means diagnosing any existing oral health issues first. This way we can be sure of the longevity of your veneers.
Some of the the issues we will be looking for are – Gum Disease, Worn Enamel, Teeth Grinding, Misalignment and Decayed Teeth.
The cost of your porcelain veneers can be affected by many different factors:
Are Porcelain Veneers covered by my insurance? Unfortunately, most insurance plans consider veneers to be cosmetic and not a medical procedure, meaning they are typically not covered.
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*Disclaimer: results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.