Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of modern practice which focuses on changing the appearance of the teeth without affecting the function. While there are many different cosmetic procedures, sometimes patients will want to have too many done or change the entire shape and look of their teeth. When this is the case, our dentists at Mass Bay Dental create and apply dental veneers.
Porcelain veneers made in Salem, MA, are thin shells placed over dental enamel. Each one is around 1/8 mm thick and completely covers the front exterior of the tooth. The shells are made from porcelain or composite resin and are designed to match your desired aesthetic. What does this mean?
Veneers are shaped and made to be thinner, whiter, and more even than natural teeth. They are a simple and easy way for our patients to get the smile they want without having to undergo dozens of small treatments.
Dental veneers do not offer any health benefits but are an excellent way for patients to have the smile they desire in as little as two appointments. Veneers are great for eliminating minor cosmetic imperfections like cracks, discoloration, gaps between the teeth, and even unevenness.
If you are interested in veneers near you, all you need to do is schedule an appointment with us at Mass Bay Dental in Salem, MA. We will arrange a consultation with you to determine if your teeth are a good fit for veneers and can then begin the process.
Our first step will be removing a small portion of your dental enamel, so there is room for the veneers to sit. We then create a mold of your teeth and send the mold to our attached lab for veneer creation.
Our lab can complete the process in two weeks, at which point you return to our office. Our dentist will clean your teeth and can then bond the veneers to your enamel.
When cared for, veneers can last for 15 to 20 years, making them a long term investment.