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By Frank P. Casarella, DMD
October 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Showing off your smile is something that should make you feel confident and proud. Unfortunately for many people, this is simply not the veneerscase thanks to the abnormalities or imperfections in their teeth. However, dental veneers can repair these issues and make you feel great about the way you look, boosting your self-esteem and allowing you the freedom to smile with pride. Find out more about veneers with Dr. Frank Casarella at Seekonk Dental in Seekonk, MA.

Are dental veneers right for me? 
Though you may look at dental veneers and decide that they are the best cosmetic dentistry procedure for you, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Veneers can fix several cosmetic issues at once, making them ideal for people who have several different problems with their teeth. You should have good overall dental health, free from teeth decay and gum disease. Candidates should also have good dental hygiene and brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. Those who suffer from bruxism, or tooth grinding, should not have veneers as this condition can damage the restorations.

What do veneers treat? 
Veneers can fix several dental problems in one fell swoop, making them the ideal smile makeover tool. Some of the most common uses for veneers include to treat:

  • cracked teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • severely stained teeth
  • slightly misaligned teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • misshapen teeth

Dental Veneers in Seekonk, MA
Dental veneers require your dentist to prepare the tooth receiving the restoration. This process involves removing a super-thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth. This makes veneers a permanent and irreversible procedure, meaning that you should be committed to this treatment and have realistic expectations for its results. Determining whether or not veneers are the best treatment option for your smile is easy with help from your dentist.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Frank Casarella at Seekonk Dental in Seekonk, MA. Call (508) 761-8668 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Casarella today!

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.