Enhance Your Smile With Holyoke Mall Dental
We tend to notice people’s smiles when we first meet them. If you’re insecure about your smile due to crooked or discolored teeth, we have a solution for you: porcelain veneers. At Holyoke Mall Dental, our Holyoke, MA, dentist, Dr. Eric Chen, understands how important your smile is, and we can help you achieve that perfectly bright smile.
Our cosmetic dentists can restore your smile’s appearance and confidence with a highly favored cosmetic treatment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells bonded to the front of teeth. They’re made of durable porcelain that mimics your teeth’s natural color, shape, and appearance. Dental veneers create a seamless, even look by covering imperfections like stains, gaps, chips, and crooked teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are many benefits to receiving porcelain veneers, including:
- Personalized treatment plan
- Custom-made for you
- Natural looking
- Stain and fracture-resistant
- Enhance your smile and confidence
- Little tooth reduction needed
The Ideal Candidate for Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain veneers are a great solution to rejuvenate your smile. These cosmetic restorations can help correct the following dental issues:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
If you believe you may need porcelain veneers, contact our Holyoke, MA, dental office at (413) 538-7400 to schedule a consultation with one of our professional dentists.
The Veneer Process Step-by-Step
During this initial visit, we’ll focus on assessing your teeth’s health and structure. Our dentist will evaluate if you’re a good candidate for veneers and discuss any pre-treatments needed, like teeth whitening. We’ll also discuss desired results and options for veneer material and shape.
At the second visit, Dr. Chen will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing minimal volume from the outer enamel. He’ll take impressions of your prepared teeth and send those along with your shade selection to our dental lab. Your custom veneers are expertly fabricated within two to three weeks.
Dental Veneer Placement
At your placement appointment, we’ll check the fit and color of the veneers before permanently bonding them onto your teeth with a strong, light-cured resin adhesive. Dr. Chen will make adjustments to ensure proper bite and comfort. We’ll make sure you’re happy with your smile transformation before leaving our office!
Caring for Your Veneers
Dental veneers can last up to 15 years or longer if cared for properly. Our dentists recommend following these guidelines to increase your cosmetic restoration’s lifespan:
- Avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy food
- Refrain from tooth-staining foods and beverages like berries, red wine, coffee, or tea
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle brush and non-abrasive toothpaste
- Floss daily, carefully around veneered teeth
- Rinse your mouth in between meals
- Visit our Holyoke office for bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups
Frequently Asked Questions
For bonding on just the front six to eight teeth, the veneer placement appointment usually takes two to three hours. Full mouth reconstructions typically take longer. Your dentist will provide you with the treatment plan and estimated procedure time length.
Your dentist will provide local anesthesia during the preparation appointment for your comfort. The bonding appointment is typically comfortable without anesthesia.
Most insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers because it’s considered an elective cosmetic treatment. Talk to your insurance provider for a more in-depth explanation of your coverage. If you’re concerned about the cost, ask if your dentist has any in-house financing options to help ease your financial worries.
If your veneer falls off, contact your dentist’s office immediately to schedule your appointment. In the meantime, keep it safe in a small container or bag and bring it to your appointment. Don’t attempt to fix or reattach the veneer yourself, as this can cause further damage.
Contact Holyoke Mall Dental Today
Your smile is an important part of your self-confidence. With porcelain veneers, you can live with greater confidence and share your smile with those around you. To get started, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling our Holyoke office at (413) 538-7400.
You can also fill out an online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’re happy to take new and returning patients from the Holyoke area, including Southampton, South Hadley, and Granby, MA. We look forward to making your smile dreams come true!