• Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

    Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

    Porcelain veneers are among the most remarkable treatments available in modern dentistry, especially when provided by a dentist with the experience, skill, and artistic eye of Massachusetts cosmetic dentist Christy W. Savas. Made of the finest grade porcelain, dental veneers are placed over the front surfaces of teeth to conceal aesthetic flaws such as chips, cracks, stains, and imperfections in shape and size. In some cases, porcelain veneers can even be used to correct a faulty bite and minor misalignment, serving as a sort of “instant” orthodontics. Perhaps best of all, porcelain veneers look completely natural, mimicking the light-reflecting properties of tooth enamel. Dr. Savas further ensures that porcelain veneers blend into a patient’s smile by making sure they are custom-crafted according to precise specifications in terms of size, shape, color, and even texture.

    Depending on their oral health needs and cosmetic goals, most patients are good candidates for porcelain veneers. At our office in Worcester, porcelain veneers candidates may have a single or multiple veneers placed; the treatment may be performed by itself or in conjunction with other treatments as part of a comprehensive smile makeover plan. Whatever ambitions you have for your smile, you can rest assured that Dr. Savas and his team will work with you to produce the results you desire.

    Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

    The best candidates for porcelain veneers will have basically good oral health, with one or more teeth that are:

    • Misshapen
    • Affected by stains or other forms of discoloration
    • Cracked
    • Chipped
    • Slightly crooked
    • Uneven in length with surrounding teeth
    • Separated by gaps
    • Otherwise aesthetically damaged

    It is worth noting that, although porcelain veneers are an effective treatment for minor orthodontic issues, their primary function is to restore a cosmetically appealing appearance to teeth with aesthetic flaws. While the porcelain used in veneers is so strong and durable that it can reinforce a weakened tooth, teeth with extensive structural damage may require treatment that is more restorative in focus. Likewise, for those patients with more major orthodontic issues who visit our practice in Worcester, Invisalign® may be a more suitable treatment.

    Porcelain Veneers as Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan

    Many patients who require more extensive dental work may still be good candidates for porcelain veneers on one or more of their teeth. For example, a patient may have a tooth that is suffering from decay and requires a dental crown. Dr. Savas can customize a crown and one or more veneers that complement each other and complete the patient’s smile beautifully. Likewise, patients with teeth that have lost their natural radiance may choose to undergo a teeth whitening treatment and then have their porcelain veneers colored to match their newly whitened teeth. Patients who undergo Invisalign® orthodontics may elect to finish off their treatment with porcelain veneers, as well.

    Learn More about Custom-crafted Porcelain Veneers

    If you are interested in learning more about how you might benefit from porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation to determine your candidacy for the treatment, please contact our Massachusetts cosmetic dentistry practice today. We are always pleased to welcome new patients to our practice!

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