Veneers – Newton, MA
Enhancing and Transforming Smiles
Ever feel like your smile will never be what you want it to be? Whether it is because of time or money, you feel as if the chips, cracks, stains, and discoloration will forever mar your teeth? Guess what? At Newton Corner Dental Care, we can help you throw away that kind of thinking and instead, replace it with amazing possibilities. How? With veneers! These revolutionary cosmetic solutions make it possible to transform smiles by hiding imperfections, giving you a reason to feel confident and beautiful once again. To find out more about these unique coverings and if you’re eligible for treatment, contact us today!
Why Choose Newton Corner Dental Care for Veneers?
- Custom-made veneers that meet your specifications and desired look
- A skilled and highly trained cosmetic dentist
- Careful placement for a completely natural appearance
What Are Veneers and What Problems Can They Solve?
Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are placed over the front of your teeth to cover cosmetic imperfections. They’re custom-made by dental lab technicians to match the specified color, size, and shape, giving you the smile of your dreams.
Veneers are designed to transform your smile by hiding a wide array of flaws, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Teeth that appear “short”
- Minor misalignments
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Individuals who have good oral and overall health can receive veneers. It is important, however, that you do not suffer from gum disease or tooth decay prior to having your veneers put into place. Either of these problems can cause you to spend additional time and money if you forgo initial treatment.
As long as your cosmetic dentist in Newton believes you to be a good candidate for treatment, you can prepare to see a dramatic change in your overall appearance in just two visits to our office.
The Process for Receiving Veneers
Depending on how many teeth you will be covering with veneers, the timeline can vary. During your initial appointment with Dr. Anjomi, she will examine your smile before identifying which teeth will be covered. After removing a small bit of enamel from the surface of these teeth, she will take impressions and send them off to a laboratory. There, technicians will begin to craft your custom-made veneers so that they look and feel completely natural when placed.
After several weeks, you will return to our office to have each individual veneer placed over your natural teeth. It takes a skilled hand and artistic eye, so the process can take a bit of time to ensure everything is in the correct spot for maximum coverage.
Once everything is in place, she will give your teeth a final polish before letting you go off and enjoy your brand-new smile.
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Any time you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, always keep in mind that you get what you pay for. That means if you try to cut costs, you run the risk of sacrificing quality along the way. Veneers are considered an investment for your smile, which is why if you want a true Hollywood look, you don’t want to spare any expense. With that said, veneers are not the only way you can achieve your dream smile.
Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: How to Choose Treatments
There are many cosmetic treatments out there designed to hide imperfections and help you accomplish specific goals for your smile. These services typically include but are not limited to the following:
- Invisalign/ClearCorrect – These systems utilize a series of clear aligners to gently shift teeth into straighter positions over 12 to 18 months, all without the use of metal hardware. While they can fix gaps, minor rotations, and even bite problems, they won’t address the color or shape of your teeth. This means you’ll need a supplemental treatment paired with your smile realignment.
- Teeth Whitening – Whitening teeth has become so common and popular that offices often provide in-house and take-home options depending on your preference. While professional-grade solutions can remove even the toughest stains, it won’t help with chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth.
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Bonding is not only effective at changing shape and sometimes color in enamel, but it’s very quick and cheap, making it a popular cosmetic treatment. However, much like teeth whitening, retreatment will be needed every few years to maintain your results.
- Veneers – Veneers do cost more than most other services, but when you consider their ability to address color, shape, and size of teeth, they actually pay for themselves. For example, you won’t need other treatments if you opt for veneers alone (with the exception of clear aligners if you need to address misalignment or an uneven bite).
How to Make Veneers More Affordable
Veneers, and all other cosmetic treatments for that matter, are typically not covered by dental insurance. If you cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs initially, there are other options available to you to make costs more reasonable. One common solution patients reach for is CareCredit, a third-party financing service that allows qualified patients to pay for dental treatments over the span of several months, rather than in one lump sum. Depending on the plan, you can even expect little to no interest attached!
To learn more about your potential costs when pursuing veneers, give our office a call to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you transform your smile, exceeding your expectations, and working within your budget to the best extent.
If you’re looking to achieve a smile fit for the big screen, veneers may be the solution! However, they are quite an investment, so it pays to be well-informed about the procedure. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive about veneers in Newton. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and our friendly team would be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.
Are Veneers Permanent?
No, veneers aren’t technically permanent because they will eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be an irreversible treatment. To make sure that the veneers fit properly, a small amount of enamel needs to be filed away. Removed enamel doesn’t grow back, so teeth that are prepared in this way will always need to be covered with crowns or veneers.
What Happens to Teeth Under Veneers?
The veneers themselves won’t harm your teeth, as only a minimal amount of enamel is removed, and the bonding material used to attach the restoration is completely safe. Since the enamel will be covered by the veneer, the procedure doesn’t increase your risk of cavities. However, you still need to brush and floss regularly to prevent tooth decay from occurring underneath the veneers. It’s also still a good idea to limit the amount of sugar you consume and attend regular cleanings and checkups.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Veneers that are made of porcelain are stain-resistant. This is because porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles in dark-colored foods and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. Ultimately, you should be able to drink your morning cup of coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. Just remember that veneers aren’t stain-proof, so excessive consumption of dark-colored foods and drinks can still have a negative effect over time. Moderation is key!
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you’ll receive an appropriate number to accomplish that goal. Some patients opt for a single veneer while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more dramatic smile makeover. During your initial consultation, we will discuss how many veneers will best help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
Some people have trouble pronouncing certain words when they first get veneers, resulting in a temporary lisp. This is partially due to muscle memory. The tongue is not used to accounting for the presence of veneers when you speak, and this tiny difference in thickness can affect the way the tongue moves. Fortunately, your tongue will eventually adjust on its own, but practicing the pronunciation of certain sounds can help to speed this process along.
Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?
Veneers do not change the position of the teeth or jaw, so their effectiveness for treating bite problems varies depending on how severe the problem is. If you have a mild open bite, veneers can make the teeth look longer and wider so that they appear to line up correctly. You can also use veneers to hide small gaps between the teeth. Veneers will only be recommended for bite issues that don’t cause significant oral health problems but affect your appearance.
Can You Whiten Veneers?
Whitening products do not have any effect on veneers, even if they’ve been stained. You will either need to have them replaced or shaded. However, the treatment will still affect the teeth around the veneers, therefore the tone of your smile can become uneven. If you are planning on having both veneers and whitening done, you should start with whitening so your veneers can be color-matched to your teeth as they currently appear.
Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?
Many patients report that properly placed veneers feel completely natural inside their mouths, to the point where they don’t notice them when speaking or eating. Veneers are custom crafted to fit perfectly on your teeth based on impressions made. The enamel removed when your teeth were being prepared prevents the restoration from protruding uncomfortably.