Porcelain Veneers in Holyoke, MA

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Are you self-conscious about your teeth and been living with a dental flaw that keeps you from smiling? Here at Holyoke Mall Dental, we can help conceal any of your dental imperfections with porcelain veneers. 

This cosmetic treatment is generally used to aesthetically enhance your teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, unevenly spaced, or misshapen. There are a number of benefits to porcelain veneers including boosting your confidence, repairing your teeth, enhancing your appearance, and more. 

During your consultation, we can help you determine whether or not veneers are the right solution for you.

How We Place Them

Our porcelain veneers procedure usually is completed within two appointments. At your first appointment, one of our dentists will shape your teeth so the veneers fit on the fronts of them. Without this step, your veneers will look bulky and unnatural. 

After we’ve taken impressions of your teeth to create your porcelain veneers, you’ll need to wait for one to two weeks so our dental lab can perfectly craft them.

When you return for your second appointment, we’ll first make sure your veneers are the correct size, shape, and color before securely placing them on your teeth. Once both you and our team confirm they’re natural-looking and beautiful, we’ll quickly place them.

Are You a Candidate?

Porcelain veneers are a great option for many of our patients who want to enhance the appearance of their smile. Some of the signs you are a good candidate for veneers are if your teeth are:

  • Discolored
  • Worn down
  • Chipped or broken
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped 
  • Gapped

Frequently Asked Questions

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom teeth veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Will veneers look normal on my teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Dr. Chen, Dr. Chang, Dr. Lu, and Dr. Liu will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

Does dental insurance cover veneers?

Generally, dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers. Dental insurance won’t cover cosmetic procedures that only change the appearance of your teeth and don’t improve your health, such as teeth whitening or veneers.

If you’re concerned about the cost of dental veneers, our office can help you. We offer a variety of payment options including most major credit cards, checks, and flexible payment plans through CareCredit. Learn more by giving our team a call.

What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?

If your veneer falls off, keep it safe in a small container or bag and bring it to your appointment for re-application. We can either re-attach the veneer or suggest new ones if you’ve had your current veneers for a long time.

Call our Holyoke office at 413-538-7400 if your veneer has fallen or been damaged. We’ll get an appointment for you as soon as possible so we can quickly fix your veneer.

Do veneers work for crooked teeth?

Veneers can create a straight appearance for teeth that are slightly crooked. At your appointment, we’ll assess the possibilities for your new smile and tell you if veneers can give you the smile you want.

However, it’s good to know that veneers won’t change the actual position of your teeth. They still can cover the appearance of your crooked teeth but won’t shift them as an orthodontic treatment will.

Contact Holyoke Mall Dental Today

Are you eager to smile without hesitation any longer? With porcelain veneers, you can live with greater confidence and share your smile with those around you. To get started, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. From there, we can map out your treatment plan and decide if veneers are right for you. Give us a call today - (413) 538-7400.