Porcelain veneers may be the solution you’re looking for both restorative and cosmetic purposes with beautiful, lasting results that will provide the smile you have always wanted. Apex Dental in the Shrewsbury, MA area utilizes porcelain veneers to improve their patient’s smiles and confidence. For many patients, dental veneers can also improve long term dental health when addressing teeth that are damaged or misshapen. Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr., an experienced cosmetic dentist, provides Smile Makeovers with his many cosmetic treatments in Shrewsbury, MA. Highly trained in the latest techniques and utilizing high quality materials, Dr. Gauthier combines skill and an eye for the aesthetic when placing custom dental veneers with natural looking results.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells placed on the teeth to change the color or shape. Customized from fine, tooth-like porcelain material, dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Shrewsbury, MA dentist, Dr. Gauthier, places porcelain veneers to address a wide range of dental concerns for patients, including:
- Damaged teeth (teeth that are chipped or cracked)
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear too long or too short
The Porcelain Veneers Process
To achieve a natural look, Dr. Gauthier will discuss your dental concerns and then will conduct a thorough evaluation. It is important to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers and if they will meet your oral health and cosmetic goals. After Dr. Gauthier evaluates your dental health and understands your concerns, he will then create a personalized treatment plan for you. Utilizing dental imaging, Dr. Gauthier gives you the opportunity to preview your smile before the procedure is performed.
Unlike cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration because of the amount of tooth structure that is reduced for placement of the veneers. Dental impressions will be taken and your custom porcelain veneers will be color matched and completed in a dental lab. In most cases, we will place temporary veneers on the teeth for comfort and appearance until the final restoration is ready. Once ready, you will review to our Shrewsbury, MA cosmetic dentistry office and Dr. Gauthier will permanently secure your new porcelain veneers to your teeth. He will make any necessary adjustments for fit and comfort. You can expect porcelain veneers to last for 20 years or more with good oral hygiene and proper dental care.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Shrewsbury, MA, Westborough, MA, and Northborough, MA area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.