Veneers Worcester

Customized Restorations Designed to Hide Your Imperfections

If you have minor imperfections in your teeth, such as chips, cracks, inconsistent spacing or shaping, or misalignment, veneers in Worcester are a fast, effective way to conceal these imperfections and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Often called “instant orthodontics,” they can be an outstanding solution for anyone whose dental flaws are noticeable yet not serious enough to warrant orthodontics. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for treatment, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Worcester today.

Why Choose Worcester Dental Arts for Veneers?

  • Lifelike Materials Used for Natural Appearances
  • Dental Expert Who is Highly Skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Compassionate and Caring Dental Team

What Are Dental Veneers?

Young woman in dental chair smiling while being fitted for veneers in Worcester

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of durable dental porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth to mask teeth that are:

  • Crooked
  • Asymmetrical
  • Worn down
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Discolored or yellowing
  • Separated by gaps

If any of the above describes any of your teeth, contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if veneers are right for you.

The Veneers Process

Dentist placing a veneer over a tooth

After your initial consultation, getting veneers takes just two quick appointments with Dr. Savas. During the first visit, he will remove a tiny sliver of enamel from the teeth that will receive the veneers. This will ensure that they lay flush against your pearly whites and don’t stand out in your smile. Then, Dr. Savas or Dr. Donohue will take impressions of your prepped teeth and send them off to the dental lab, where your veneers will be designed. In the meantime, we can fix you with temporary veneers that allow you to take your new smile for a test drive.

A few weeks later, when your permanent veneers are ready, simply return to our office to have them bonded to your teeth. Once they’re attached, your smile will be instantly transformed to be movie-star-perfect. And, with proper maintenance, your new smile can last a decade or even longer!

Benefits of Veneers

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Transforming your smile with veneers offers a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Elevating your self-esteem
  • A more attractive smile
  • Elimination of gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are more uniform in size, shape, and color
  • High resistance to staining
  • No more visible chips, cracks, or structural imperfections in teeth
  • High level of durability
  • Completely natural-looking results that can last for more than a decade
  • Immediate results

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Because veneers are often considered a purely cosmetic procedure, they are typically not covered by most dental insurance plans. However, you may be able to receive funding through third-party programs like CareCredit or Lending Club. In addition, we will work with you to try and make the most out of your dental insurance plan, so you don’t have to pay a cent more than is necessary. Keep in mind that veneers allow you to have the smile of your dreams, so they will be worth every penny!

Veneers FAQs

Veneers in Worcester are widely known for their beautiful results, versatility, and long lifespan. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t normal to have questions about this popular cosmetic dental service. Many patients are curious to learn more about veneers, including what they feel like, if there are any dietary restrictions, and how long they last. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you have at your initial consultation. Otherwise, you can keep reading to learn more!

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Absolutely! Even before the veneer is placed, the tooth is “prepped” to guarantee that it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Since each veneer is custom-made just for you, it won’t feel obtrusive or bulky in any way. Plus, porcelain is both high in quality and smooth, which avoids unpleasant irritation to the inside of your mouth.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

With temporary veneers, it’s important to avoid hard foods, like crunchy bread and raw vegetables. Once your permanent ones are in place, however, you will be able to indulge in all of your favorites again. After all, veneers are stain-resistant! With that being said, there are a few best practices you should keep in mind to keep your smile in pristine condition. For example, limit your intake of sugary beverages that can increase your risk of developing cavities. Secondly, avoid unhealthy dental habits, like smoking and drinking alcohol in excess. Lastly, stay away from sticky foods, such as caramel, that can tug at your veneers.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Unlike enamel, porcelain is nonporous. For this reason, veneers are stain-resistant, keeping their perfectly bright shade for years to come. It is still a good idea, however, to use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages, like coffee, wine, and soda. This will keep your veneers in pristine condition and help prevent staining to your natural teeth as well.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

In short, the number of veneers you need will be based entirely on your smile goals. For example, if you are struggling to smile confidently due to one cracked tooth, then a single veneer may be all that’s needed. On the other hand, if you are looking to address a more extensive concern, like misalignment or severe discoloration, then 6-12 veneers may be needed. Ultimately, the number needed will be determined during your initial consultation, which is where our cosmetic dentist in Worcester will have a chance to examine your mouth and learn all about your aesthetic goals.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

With proper care, veneers can last for 10+ years. In fact, one study found that 93% of patients enjoyed their veneers for more than a decade and 83% lasted for 20 years! To enjoy them for as long as possible, it’s imperative that you avoid fractures, chips, and other damage. The best way to do this? Implement a solid oral hygiene routine. Make sure to brush your teeth for two full minutes twice a day, floss daily, visit your dentist biannually for a checkup and cleaning, and exercise caution with hard foods.