Veneers in Shirley, MA
Nashoba Valley Dental
If you’re looking to restore your smile, porcelain veneers are an affordable, efficient option. At Nashoba Valley Dental, Dr. Matthew Annese specializes in the application of porcelain veneers for patients in Groton, Lunenburg, Pepperhill, and Leominster. Call us today to schedule a consultation to see if veneers are the right treatment for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain that are designed to fit over your existing teeth, essentially replacing them. Because they can cover up minor damage, stains, and other cosmetic issues quickly, they are a very popular choice for smile makeovers.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
Porcelain veneers can usually be applied in just two treatment sessions at Nashoba Valley Dental.
After Dr. Annese has confirmed that you’re a good candidate for veneers, he will begin the process of veneer application by removing a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth that will be treated. This layer is equal in thickness to the porcelain veneer, and it’s removed to ensure at tight, seamless fit. The process of enamel removal is very gentle, and local numbing agents can be used to reduce discomfort during the process.
Then, images and molds of your teeth are taken and sent to an outside lab, where your veneers will be created to in the shape and color that you desire. The process of manufacturing veneers typically takes 2-3 weeks, so you will get a set of temporary veneers during your first appointment.
At your next appointment, Dr. Annese will check the fit, shape, color, and style of your new veneers. If they fit perfectly, he will bond them into place with dental adhesive, and the procedure is complete. You’ll leave our office with a brand new, confident smile!
What Cosmetic Issues Can Be Treated By Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are used for treating a wide variety of cosmetic issues, such as:
- Teeth stained by tobacco use, consumption of coffee and tea, or yellowing cause by the aging process
- Large gaps in the teeth
- Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
- Teeth with minor damage, such as chipping. Cracks and serious enamel damage can’t usually be treated with veneers, and require an alternative treatment like a dental crown
- Teeth that have been worn down or damaged due to acid reflux, bruxism, or other dental issues
- Teeth that are irregularly shaped, small, or otherwise imperfect
It’s important to note that veneers are a cosmetic procedure. They are not designed to repair significantly damaged teeth, only to cover up healthy teeth that have minor imperfections.
Interested In Veneers In Harvard, Groton, or Leominster? Come In Today!
At Nashoba Valley Dental, we serve Groton and the surrounding areas with expert cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Matthew Annese has the experience and modern dental technology that you need for excellent results. Learn more from our past patients now!
If you’ve been thinking about restoring your smile, but aren’t sure if veneers are right for you, come in for an appointment today. We’d be happy to see you, and Dr. Annese can discuss all of your options for cosmetic and restorative treatment.
Contact us now at (978) 425-9088, or drop by our office at 228 Great Road, Shirley, MA 01464 to get started.