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Porcelain Veneers – South Hadley, MA

Helping You Smile Like The Stars

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Everyone wants the perfect smile, especially since it’s the first thing people notice when they look at you. Whether you’re preparing for a job interview, going to a work-related event, or preparing for your wedding day, porcelain veneers in South Hadley can help you smile like the stars. Minor dental issues such as stains, chips, or gaps between teeth can be gone in a flash with this popular cosmetic treatment. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old smile and hello to a beautiful new look, opt for the porcelain veneers by Newton Street Dental. Our dental professionals know exactly what it takes to give you the smile of your dreams, so don’t wait! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

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Using ultra-thin dental coverings made of porcelain, your dentist in South Hadley can cover various types of cosmetic flaws and imperfections. Think of them as a mask. You place a mask over your face to cover and present a different look, right? Porcelain veneers do the same for your teeth.

We will place the veneers over the surface of each tooth, carefully situating it so that you have a beautiful, natural-looking smile. There’s no need to worry about having that “chiclet smile.” Instead, you’ll be donning a similar look like your favorite Hollywood star!

What Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

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As one of the most common and popular methods of cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers are versatile in that they can fix many issues, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains & discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment
  • Teeth that appear short or long (the result of receding gum line)

What is the Procedure to Receive Porcelain Veneers?

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This safe and effective treatment is completed in just two appointments. During your initial visit, our professionals will want to start with a consultation, discussing your goals and making sure you are a qualified candidate for veneers. Once everything looks good and you’ve been given the green light, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them off to the dental lab. This is where technicians will use the impressions as a blueprint for creating your porcelain veneers.

We will then remove a small portion of the enamel from the surface of your tooth. This will allow the veneers to lay flat and help the bonding agent adhere the veneer to your tooth. You’ll receive temporary veneers until your permanent ones are ready.

When your veneers arrive in our office, you’ll return for your final appointment. We will check to make sure the color, size, and shape are to your liking before placing them. Once you are satisfied with the way they look, our experts will use a special bonding agent and low-UV curing light to put the veneer in place.

How Long Will They Last?

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Veneers do require proper care and maintenance, and although they don’t last forever, it is possible that your new smile can last for 15 years or longer. To ensure that your veneers stay in good shape and last longer, here are a few tips you can follow:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day, or, if possible, after every meal
  • Avoid stain-causing foods. Just because veneers are more stain-resistant than regular tooth enamel doesn’t mean that over time, it cannot stain.
  • Limit the amount of hard foods you eat to prevent damage. Cut up hard foods into smaller pieces.
  • Make sure to keep your regular dentist appointments every six months
  • Use a mouthguard while playing sports and a nightguard if you are prone to Bruxism