By Frank P. Casarella, DMD
July 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Thinking about dental veneers to close gaps or brighten dark teeth in Seekonk, MA? Consider talking to Frank P. Casarella, DMD, about veneershow veneers can remake your smile.

Dental veneers are the most commonly sought after and popular cosmetic dental procedures today. That’s because veneers are easy, non-invasive, and virtually pain-free.

They are tooth-colored blanks made of ceramic or porcelain that your Seekonk dentist custom designs and permanently affixes to the front of your teeth. In a veneer procedure, Dr. Casarella carefully removes a tiny portion of your tooth enamel and permanently cements a custom shaped and designed veneer to the front surface of each tooth. The result is a new, bright smile that will last a long time – up to ten years – before the veneers have to be replaced.

While veneers are useful, safe, and effective, they are not for everyone. Usually, veneers are best used for corrections of minor shape issues, chips, tooth discoloration and mild alignment problems. Severe malocclusions or broken or severely damaged teeth, for example, will require more extensive work. People with severe gum disease, unhealthy teeth, or serious enamel loss and people who habitually grind their teeth are generally not good candidates for veneers.

Unlike other dental procedures, such as a crown, your Seekonk dentist does not have to remove a significant amount of your tooth to prepare it for the veneer. Nonetheless, because the dentist does remove a tiny portion of enamel, a small percentage of people have experienced some heat and cold sensitivity in their teeth.

Finally, veneers are permanent; once it is done the procedure cannot be reversed. That means you need to be absolutely sure you want them, and that’s why it is so important that you consult your Seekonk dentist Dr. Casarella to make sure veneers are the right choice for you.

Contact Frank P. Casarella, DMD, to find out how veneers can help you remake your smile. For more information call (508) 761-8668.

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