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Porcelain Veneers Acton, MA

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. If you want a total smile makeover to improve the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution.

We offer porcelain veneers in Acton, MA

Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Acton, MA with Dr. Handa

The porcelain veneer process involves multiple steps. The first step is to meet with Dr. Handa for a consultation to determine if this is the right treatment to meet your aesthetic goals. She will examine your entire mouth, discuss your dental health, and take X-rays if necessary. Dr. Handa and her team will address any dental issues you have including tooth decay and gum disease before moving forward with dental veneers. If you qualify for dental veneers, we will schedule your treatment and discuss the financial aspect.

At your first appointment, Dr. Handa will prepare your teeth for the application of the dental veneers. To create room, she will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This crucial step will ensure the veneers fit precisely over the teeth and look natural.

Once Dr. Handa prepares you teeth, we will get impressions of your teeth. We will ship these to a dental lab, along with the specifications of your veneer shape and color, where they will fabricate your dental veneers. The fabrication process can take a few weeks. In the meantime, we will protect your teeth by securing temporary veneers.

At your next appointment, one of our dental staff members will remove the temporary restorations and clean your teeth up. Dr. Handa will then carefully bond the permanent porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth using special adhesive. She will make any adjustments if necessary to ensure a perfect fit and proper bite.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are multiple benefits that this treatment can provide patients. Teeth veneers made from porcelain offer durability, require no special maintenance, are stain-resistant, and look and feel natural. Furthermore, they will significantly improve the appearance of your smile and help boost your confidence.

Porcelain veneers are highly sought after due to their seamless integration with your existing teeth. This makes nearly impossible to tell them apart from your natural teeth. Our dental veneers are crafted from premium ceramic materials, which makes them resistant to staining from substances like coffee, tobacco, tea, and wine. To ensure you can chew comfortably and maintain an optimal bite, we will take precise impressions of your teeth ensure a perfect fit. The connection between the veneer and the natural tooth is very strong, making it a long-lasting cosmetic dental solution. With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers will endure the test of time.

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

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Porcelain Veneers FAQs

If you are ready to improve the appearance of your smile but do now know where to start, we suggest that you review the frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can completely alter the look of your smile while improving your oral health. If you have additional concerns about the restoration or the procedure, please call us.

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.

Can 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.

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. Another concern with dental veneers is the irreversible nature of the procedure. Dr. Handa will need to remove a layer of enamel, permanently altering the tooth. To void breakage, it is vital to take good care of your oral hygiene. Also, you will need to find a reputable dentist to place them. As a highly qualified dentist in Acton, MA, Dr. Handa is an excellent choice to place your dental veneers.

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?

Porcelain veneers are designed to be durable and resistant to everyday wear and tear. While they are not completely indestructible, it will take a lot of force to break or chip away at them. Especially since the advances in dental materials has only them stronger over the years. To avoid damage, avoid biting on hard objects and practice good oral hygiene. Also, if you grind your teeth, wear a mouthguard to protect them.

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 Consultation Today for Porcelain Veneers in Acton, MA

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.