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Are Veneers for You?

Veneers are a widely used cosmetic dental procedure in which your dentist places a covering over the outside, or visible area, of the tooth. Veneers are usually only applied to teeth that will be visible when a patient is talking or smiling.

The use of porcelain veneers may be a great option if your teeth are chipped, stained or show gaps, if the enamel on your teeth is badly worn, or if your teeth are not properly aligned. Our dental professionals can provide excellent cosmetic dentistry services and smile enhancement through the application of dental veneers.

The procedure used by our dental professionals can be direct or indirect. The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using a procedure called bonding. The indirect technique usually involves two appointments since the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory.

What to Expect

During your initial appointment, your teeth will be prepared, impressions will be taken and your teeth will be given a temporary covering. These laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made from porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are an attractive option.

Dental porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. In most cases, porcelain veneers are used to correct orthodontic and cosmetic issues with your teeth. These thin shells adhere to your teeth and can improve the appearance of each tooth through changes to its color, size, length or shape.

Where to Start?

Make an appointment with your dentist at Longmeadow Family Dental Care and let us see if veneers might be a good option for you.