Dr. Ratti Handa offers porcelain veneers in Acton, MA to her patients who want a smile makeover. Our dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we bond to each individual tooth for a natural-looking end-result. This cosmetic treatment is beneficial to patients with discolored, stained, chipped, and broken teeth.
Dr. Handa collaborates with patients in her Acton office to find solutions to dental problems that align with their budget, dental concerns, and specific goals.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Acton, MA with Dr. Handa
Dr. Handa will review your cosmetic goals, budget, and oral health needs prior to treatment. Dr. Handa and her team will address any dental issues before applying your porcelain veneers. In order to create a proper bonding surface for the veneers, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth.
Dr. Handa will take dental impressions of your teeth so that the veneers fit onto teeth properly. The specifications of your veneer shape and color will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. When the dental veneers are complete, your teeth will be cleaned and polished.
Then, we will carefully bond the veneer to your tooth. We will make any final adjustments before you leave to ensure that the veneers fit comfortably.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are multiple benefits that this treatment can provide to patients. They provide durability, require no special maintenance, are stain-resistant, and look and feel natural. Furthermore, they may even help boost your confidence.
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct:
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Correct crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Mask discolored teeth
- Repair broken and chipped teeth
- Restore cracked teeth
If you have any of these tooth problems, call 978.212.3783. Dr. Handa and her team will be happy to help you get the dental care that you need.
Are there any risks associated with getting porcelain veneers?
One of the main risks associated with getting porcelain veneers is that they can chip and break, which is why it’s important to find a reputable dentist. There are many reputable dentists in Acton, so you should do your research before deciding on one.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How often do porcelain veneers need replacing?
In most cases they last between 10-15 years at best. With proper at-home dental care, veneers should not need replacing for at least 10 years. However, the lifespan of porcelain veneers varies and depends on many factors, such as:
- The condition and hygiene of your mouth: if your oral hygiene is poor, it can shorten the life of your veneers.
- The lifestyle choices you make: eating habits, smoking and drinking habits.
- Your diet: foods such as acidic fruits and soda can cause erosion.
- Who you visit for dental care: people who see a dentist only once a year may need to replace their porcelain veneers sooner.
Can dental veneers cause problems?
Yes, problems can arise. For example, bacteria and food particles can get caught underneath if your dentist did not do a good job. This can cause infection, swelling, gum inflammation, and tenderness. We address loos-fitting veneers immediately to prevent these issues.
Do teeth rot under dental veneers?
It is possible for teeth to form cavities under veneers, which may cause tooth decay. This is uncommon, and with regularly scheduled dental visits your dentists should be able to catch a cavity before decay begins.
What can you not do with porcelain veneers?
Patients with porcelain veneers should avoid putting excessive pressure on their veneers. Patients should also avoid excessively hard, sticky, and food known to cause staining.
Can veneers fall off?
Veneers can fall off because they adhere to the front of teeth. It is rare when veneers fall off, but not unheard of. Veneers are not a permanent solution, because we will eventually need to replace them.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Just like natural teeth, a veneer could break under an excessive amount of pressure. Although, veneers rarely break. Porcelain veneers are extremely robust for their thinness.
Can I drink coffee with veneers?
Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and stain-resistant. Coffee does not stain veneers, however it may stain your natural teeth. Although veneers are stain resistant, we still advise brushing your teeth on a daily basis, and consuming dark liquids in moderation.
Request A Dental Exam Today
Do you have broken or severely stained teeth? Revitalize your smile today with porcelain veneers. Contact our Acton, MA office at 978.212.3783. You may also schedule a consultation online anytime. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best dental care near you.