Flash a Gorgeous New Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Have you ever wished your teeth were whiter and straighter so you could show off a beautiful smile but didn’t want to undergo lengthy dental treatments? Dr. Yijia Li of A & S Dental Wellness Center of Leominster offers the perfect solution to your dilemma–porcelain veneers. Thin cosmetic teeth coverings that envelop the front of your teeth, porcelain veneers instantly transform chipped, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth into evenly proportioned, gleaming white teeth.
Made of durable dental porcelain that resists staining or damage, veneers are one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments for concealing unattractive teeth without spending hours at the dentist’s office.
How Does a Dentist Apply Porcelain Veneers to Teeth?
Dr. Li begins the process of veneer placement by preparing teeth; she reshapes the surface of each tooth you want to be covered with a porcelain veneer by trimming an insignificant amount of enamel from that tooth. Then, tooth impressions are made and sent to a laboratory where experienced technicians craft your veneers. In addition, Dr. Li may place temporary veneers over the prepared teeth to protect them while waiting for your customized veneers.
How Long Does a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Take?
Completed in only two office visits that take one to two hours, veneer placement is painless and does not require anesthetics or downtime. The application of veneers involves Dr. Li using dental cement to adhere veneers to teeth. Dental cement is color-stable, bonds firmly to porcelain, and will not dissolve in saliva.
With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years or more without needing to be replaced.
Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers
- Brush and floss veneers regularly, just as you would your natural teeth, to keep them as translucent and natural-looking as possible
- Wear mouthguards when playing contact sports or engaging in other vigorous physical activity
- Avoid biting on extremely hard objects. Although porcelain veneers are tough and durable, they are not infallible to damage.
If you want to learn more about the porcelain veneer procedure in Leominster, Massachusetts, call Dr. Li at the A & S Dental Wellness Center of Leominster at (978) 704-8788 to schedule a consultation visit.