What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Are you wearing your best smile ever? If the answer is "no," then we invite you to explore the popular cosmetic dentistry option of porcelain veneers. Also referred to as dental laminates, veneers are thin shells made of high-end porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the look of your smile. Many Cranston and Warwick, RI patients turn to our expert dental team to transform yellow or chipped teeth, lengthen teeth, reduce gaps in the smile, or address other common aesthetic concerns. Offering customized and minimal-prep veneers, our gifted practitioners custom-design each veneer to improve the size, color, length, or shape of the teeth sitting within the smile zone. Whether you are looking to gain a Hollywood smile or simply attain a more confident grin, schedule a visit to Cranston Dental Group to learn whether dental veneers can help.
"There is no one I would trust with the dental needs of my teeth and my children’s’, other than Cranston dental group and specifically, our hygienist Chontelle. She is accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. She thoroughly explains everything and makes us all feel comfortable, in what is often an intimidating atmosphere. My daughters actually look forward to visiting her and having their teeth cleaned. You won’t find a better practice!"- S.P. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
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"Great first time experience. My dental hygienist was very sweet, had great bedside manners. I came in for a regular check up/cleaning, and a consultation. The dentist who did my consultation was also very nice and informed me about my treatment plan. I would recommend them to my friends and family."- L.C. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"My appointment was at 11 am for a cleaning. Hygienist (Mary) greeted me right on time. She was very friendly and showed concern for the health of my teeth by asking a series of questions. The cleaning was very thorough and complete. Very pleased with the entire experience. Larry K."- L.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
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Are Dental Laminates Right for You?
Porcelain veneers are a popular aesthetic dentistry procedure and may be an excellent smile solution if you wish to transform the look of:
- Yellow, discolored, or stained teeth
- Worn, broken, or chipped teeth
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Slightly crooked or overlapped teeth
- Uneven, oddly shaped, or short teeth
At Cranston Dental Group, your dental laminates will be custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. Our expert team will listen carefully to your goals and design a treatment plan that helps you achieve the smile you've always wanted. Since dental laminates are applied to the front surfaces of your tooth enamel, the teeth should be healthy and in good condition. Any areas of gum disease or tooth decay may need to be treated first before moving forward with veneer placement.
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
Choosing porcelain veneers from a Cranston, RI cosmetic dentist offers exciting benefits for your smile. Since dental veneers are customized to a precise size, shape, length, and color, they are created to blend evenly with surrounding teeth to reveal a natural, uniform appearance. The high-quality ceramic or porcelain material used to create custom veneers is also stain-resistant, allowing you to enjoy your favorite cup of tea or similar products without having to worry too much about discoloration. In many cases, veneers are placed to repair damaged or chipped teeth and have the added benefit of restoring proper function to your bite. As a minimally invasive restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure, the veneer process carries little downtime and can allow you to enjoy your new smile sooner than you may think!
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Veneers are often placed in pairs or on each tooth across the front of the smile to achieve a balanced and uniform look. To ensure your veneers sit flush within your smile, a small layer of enamel will be removed from each tooth and an impression of your prepared teeth will be taken. Your dental veneers might be produced in our office as you wait, using CEREC same-day technology, or created in a dental laboratory that makes veneers from high-quality porcelain. (Temporary veneers will be placed to maintain appearance and function if your restorations are crafted in an outside dental lab.) When your porcelain veneers are ready, we will precisely bond them to the front surfaces of your teeth. We'll make small adjustments to and will polish your veneers for a smooth, comfortable fit and feel.
How do you care for Cosmetic Restorations?
Since getting cosmetic veneers typically does not require anesthesia, you should be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience some sensitivity to cold and hot food for a few days, but that should subside naturally. Veneers should be cared for like your own natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. To avoid damaging your veneers, we encourage you to avoid chewing on hard objects, such as pens, ice, or your fingernails. Porcelain or ceramic veneers may last up to ten years or more when cared for properly. Attending regular dental cleanings and exams at Cranston Dental Group also allows our team to track the condition of your cosmetic veneers, teeth, and gums and help maintain lasting results for your smile.
Will Insurance Cover dental Laminates?
Dental laminates are an elective aesthetic dentistry procedure and are generally not a benefit covered by dental insurance. However, Cranston Dental Group accepts several convenient payment methods, such as medical financing, to make getting your dream smile easier to afford. During your consultation, we will personalize your treatment plan to meet your needs and budget and will help you explore your payment options.
Revitalize Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Get the confidence of a beautiful smile with custom porcelain veneers from Cranston Dental Group. Customized to meet your cosmetic dentistry needs and smile goals, dental laminates can help you overcome a wide range of common aesthetic flaws. To revitalize your appearance with cosmetic veneers and get the grin you've always desired, book your consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Cranston, RI!
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