If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’re looking for. Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr., of Apex Dental, is a highly trained cosmetic dentist. He specializes in porcelain veneers in his Westborough, MA area dentist office. Porcelain veneers can be used to make subtle or dramatic changes to your smile. They will give you a new smile that will blend with your natural appearance and feel comfortable.
Custom made for you in a dental lab, a porcelain veneer is a thin shell that covers your natural tooth to improve its appearance. The medical grade material offers advanced treatment to meet your cosmetic needs and durable results that will resist stains. Westborough, MA dentist, Dr. Gauthier, can use porcelain veneers to straighten, reshape, or brighten teeth. Considered a permanent dental restoration, porcelain veneers can be used to address:
- aging teeth that have worn down
- broken or chipped teeth
- stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- gaps between teeth
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
We will schedule a visit after your consultation where Dr. Gauthier will prepare the teeth to be treated by gently removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure for a comfortable and stable placement of the material. If your dental veneers are being placed using CEREC technology, we will schedule a visit after your consultation during which your new veneers will be placed using CEREC technology. Or dental impressions will then be taken and then used by a dental lab in making your porcelain veneers. Temporary veneers can be placed while your custom restorations are being made.
Once your custom-made and color matched veneers are ready (that day if utilizing CEREC technology or on a return visit if being prepared by a lab), they will be permanently secured to the prepared teeth and then polished to a natural luster and adjusted as necessary for fit.
Regular dental visits to our Westborough, MA cosmetic dentistry office for preventive dental care will provide the opportunity for your dentist to monitor the condition of your veneers, spotting and addressing any damage to maximize the longevity of your new smile. With good oral hygiene and proper routine dental care, your porcelain veneers can last for many years.
Porcelain Veneer Before & After
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Westborough, MA, Shrewsbury, 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.