How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile
By John M Burns DDS
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

No two smiles are alike, nor should they be. Your smile expresses your unique personality. However, if stains, gaps, cracks or other flaws mar that smile, you feel self-conscious. Improve your smile with porcelain veneers from Dr. John Burns in Hingham, MA. He recreates smile aesthetics with these thin, tooth-shaped laminates, producing amazing results.

What are porcelain veneers?

Bonded to the front of chipped, cracked, discolored or poorly spaced teeth, veneers change healthy, but flawed smiles, into smiles patients love to show off. Created according to digital X-rays, oral impressions, photos, and specific instructions from your Hingham, MA, dentist, porcelain veneers permanently strengthen and beautify teeth.

These shells of dental-grade ceramic bond directed to the front sides of teeth-typically front teeth which show when you speak, smile or laugh. Mild enamel resurfacing creates a solid and permanent bond, along with a strong, tooth-colored adhesive. Maintained with diligent at-home oral hygiene and in-office care, veneers last a decade or more, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Are they right for your smile?

Cosmetic dentistry involves several important elements:

  1. True artistry and skill on the part of your dentist and dental lab
  2. Good communication regarding smile goals (what the patient wants and what is actually achievable)
  3. The foundation of a healthy smile (no gum disease, active decay or extensive restorative work)

Veneers in particular can be colored realistically to blend in with the rest of your smile. Also, they can be varied and shape and size to achieve a look appropriate for your age, gender and facial structure. Your dentist will guide you through the consultation, giving you options to ponder so you'll love your finished smile.

Keeping veneers in place

After final placement, you'll adjust to your new smile--how it looks, feels and bites--within a couple of weeks. Carefully avoid anything that could damage your veneers--teeth clenching and hard foods, as examples. Also, keep your veneer margins clean with twice daily brushing and daily flossing. At your routine check-ups, your hygienist will show you ways to care for your dental laminates.

Time for a change?

Who wouldn't want to improve their smile aesthetics? Why not call the office of Dr. John Burns and arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation? He can tell you all about porcelain veneers and the other state-of-the-art treatments he offers. Phone our Hingham, MA, office at (781) 749-6750.


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