09 Sep 2012
September 9, 2012

What Exactly Are Porcelain Veneers?

September 9, 2012

If you have spent time in our dental offices (which, of course, are located in the heart of Framingham – perfect for anyone in the MetroWest area!) – and in fact, if you have spent time in just about any office that specializes in cosmetic dentistry – you have probably seen some “before and after” pictures of porcelain veneers. But while this will have given you a visual example of what veneers can accomplish, it may still have left you wondering: What exactly are porcelain veneers?

Basically, a veneer is a restorative material that is placed over the surface of a tooth in a thin layer, serving one of two purposes: protecting a damaged tooth surface, or improving the way a tooth looks.

That, of course, is a simple way of explaining veneers. But an even simpler way is this:

Veneers are the most amazing way to change the way your smile looks, in an incredibly short amount of time!

For instance: discolored teeth and veneers go perfectly together! Chipped teeth and veneers go perfectly together! A gapped smile and veneers, in fact, go perfectly together!

With veneers, you can lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, you can fill that little triangle between teeth that can be caused by the recession of your gums, and you can even have crooked or malpositioned teeth “straightened” in appearance – giving you a perfect smile!

Furthermore, porcelain veneers (as compared to resin veneers) perfectly emulate the shine, hue, and reflective qualities of natural teeth – meaning you will have a smile that not only looks incredibly beautiful, but that looks natural as well!

People sometimes ask us, “Why should I do veneers?” Once you understand all the amazing benefits of veneers, however, the better question becomes, “Why not veneers!”

~Framingham Cosmetic Dentist

For over 30 years, Dr. Kolodziej (“Dr. K”) has been considered one of the best cosmetic dentists in the MetroWest and Boston areas. In 2011, Dr. K welcomed the talented Dr. Hanks aboard, making Framingham Cosmetic Dentist one of the best family dentistry practices for all your cosmetic, orthodontic, and dental needs.

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