Whether it's a chipped tooth or small spaces between the front teeth, patients with imperfections such as these are often concreted about the negative effect they can have on the overall appearance of their smile. These little concerns can make a dramatic difference in the aesthetics of the smile and can be improved with cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Levenson of the Shrewsbury area is committed to helping patients improve problem areas such as these with services such as dental veneers.
Dental veneers are cosmetic restorations made of very thin pieces of porcelain. These are fabricated to look like the existing natural teeth for easy integration into the rest of the dental arch for natural looking correction. Dr. Levenson bonds the veneer to the front of the natural tooth for coverage. Dental veneers are fabricated from porcelain because this material is not only strong but closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This ensures a beautiful restoration.
Dental veneers are a very affordable way to hide problems such as misalignment of natural teeth, staining and discoloration, breakage, or unusually shaped teeth. Dr. Levenson may recommend these over composite resin bonding as it is a more reliable solution for long-term restoration. Porcelain dental veneers are not affected by discoloration in the same way dental bonding is, and they can last several decades with appropriate care and maintenance.
Veneers are obtained after preparations are made to the natural enamel. Some of the tooth enamel may be filed off before impressions are made. These impressions are sent to an outside ceramist who fabricates the veneer for placement. Patients return to the dental office within a few weeks to have their new dental veneer bonded in place.
Shrewsbury area patients considering dental veneers can visit with the team of Levenson Smile to learn about the methods of repairing imperfections. In many cases, dental veneers may be the best treatment and is often very affordable. They are considered a cosmetic restoration so they may not always be covered under dental insurance plans. Regardless, Dr. Levenson and his team will work with patients to develop a payment plan if necessary so patients can realistically obtain the services they require to enhance their natural grin and enjoy an unforgettable smile!