All You Need To Know About Dental Veneers


Getting a Hollywood-like smile is possible! The preferred celebrity option is none other than veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They can make your teeth look whiter, straighter, and more uniform.

Veneers can restore your smile if you have teeth that are misaligned, chipped, cracked, or discolored. The veneers cover the front sides of your teeth, unlike dental crowns that cover the sides of your teeth.

What are Dental Veneers Made of?

Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that cover the front of your teeth. They’re wafer-thin, so they blend in with your natural teeth, and they have a smooth, shiny surface.

Veneers can be crafted to match the color of your natural teeth perfectly. They can also mimic the light reflecting properties of enamel, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Dental veneers can correct many dental problems, including:

  • Stained teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

But dental veneers aren’t right for everyone. So your dentist at Dental Arts of Boston would need to examine them before recommending them.

What is the Procedure Involved?

Veneer placement typically takes two appointments. During the first appointment, one of our dentists will shave down your tooth to make room for the veneer. An impression is taken of the tooth and sent to a lab, where your veneer will be custom-crafted. When you return for your second appointment, your veneer will be securely bonded to the tooth.

How Long do Dental Veneers Last?

Dental veneers are extremely durable. Most veneers last for over a decade if you care for your teeth. However, veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that can easily become damaged. If you grind your teeth at night, your veneers may chip or crack. If you habitually use your teeth to open packages, your veneers may break.

Make sure to visit your dentist for routine dental checkups. In our practice, we can keep in check the condition of your veneers every time you make a visit to us.

If you want to learn more about dental veneers, contact Dental Arts of Boston at (617) 266-0441 today to book an appointment with the Dentist in Boston, MA. Our team can offer guidance and make product recommendations for your unique smile.



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