Porcelain VeneersNorthborough, MA

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

You can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of with porcelain veneers! Dr. Gauthier has great success improving patient’s smiles in Northborough with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of tooth-like material, applied to the front surface of the tooth to create a natural looking smile.

Dental veneers can be used to treat a single tooth, or used as part of a total smile makeover. The thin shell is adhered to the prepared tooth to create a secure fit. Patients enjoy a beautiful, natural smile that will last for many years after getting porcelain veneers. A permanent cosmetic restoration, porcelain veneers can be used to address a range of cosmetic oral health concerns.

getting porcelain veneers in Northborough Massachusetts

Dental Veneers Can Treat:

  • Cracked, chipped or damaged teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Dr. Gauthier is one of the first dentists in the Northborough, MA area to use CEREC and CEREC InLab advanced dental technology. This will allow him to fabricate the porcelain veneers and place them in one visit. Typically, this process involves at least two visits to the dentist office and they are made in an off-site dental lab.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

To achieve a natural look, Dr. Gauthier conducts a thorough evaluation, taking into consideration your facial features and prepares a personalized plan that addresses your dental health needs and cosmetic desires. Utilizing dental imaging, Dr. Gauthier gives you the opportunity to “see” your smile before the procedure is performed.

To prepare your teeth for the veneers, a thin layer of tooth enamel is removed from the tooth during the first part of the process. This will create room in your mouth for the veneers and a better bonding surface to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Dental images and impressions will be taken and we will design the custom porcelain veneers.

Dental veneers are custom designed using state of the art dental materials that mimic natural teeth. The veneers are color matched to adjacent teeth and shaped to look like a natural tooth.

Using CAD/CAM and CEREC technology, Dr. Gauthier is able to plan, create, and fabricate the teeth veneers in one visit to our Northborough, MA dentist office. The CEREC InLab gives Dr. Gauthier the ability to have the equivalent of a commercial dental laboratory right in his office.

When they are ready and you have approved the way they look, Dr. Gauthier will permanently secure the porcelain veneer to each tooth with a strong adhesive and check for color and comfortable fit.

The results are incredible. Porcelain veneers provide both a cosmetic benefit and functional purpose. You will have whiter, more beautiful teeth that are stronger and protected from future staining and damage.

Schedule a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers

If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Shrewsbury, MA, Northborough, MA, and Westborough, MA area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. We offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments in the Westborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury, MA area. Please call (508) 506-1691 or schedule an appointment online to get all of your porcelain veneers questions answered.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Are porcelain veneers a permanent cosmetic treatment?

Yes. Dental veneers are a permanent dental restoration that can last for many years with proper oral hygiene. If you are unable or not yet ready to commit to dental veneers, ask your Apex dentist about alternative cosmetic treatments.

What are the alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Dental veneers are permanent dental restoration. Patients unable or unwilling to commit to porcelain veneers may choose dental bonding. Dental boning is a composite material applied directly to the tooth and shaped to blend naturally with your smile. Bonding can be reversed and replaced with a dental veneer later on.

Can my porcelain veneers become discolored?

No. Porcelain veneers do not stain or become discolored like natural teeth. Porcelain is incredibly stain-resistant and will remain that way for some time. It is highly unlikely that your porcelain veneers will permanently stain. There is no process for whitening porcelain veneers.

How long can I expect my porcelain veneers to last?

Porcelain veneers are expected to last around 15 years on average. When you practice excellent oral hygiene, daily brushing and flossing, your dental restorations can last a lifetime. Even though porcelain veneers are extremely strong and chip resistant, they can be damaged like natural teeth.