Upgrade Your Confidence

Veneers in Framingham are a popular cosmetic dental option because they can cover up several different smile imperfections with one procedure. Instead of feeling embarrassed by stains, chips, cracks, discoloration, minor gaps, or even misshapen or misaligned teeth, veneers can give you the look you truly desire. At Framingham Family Dental Care, Dr. Adelina Duka and Dr. Arvi Duka strive for perfection, which means we use only the highest quality materials to ensure your new and improved smile looks and feels completely natural. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old look and hello to an enhanced and beautiful aesthetic, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers work much more quickly than orthodontics to improve the look of crooked teeth, and they resist future staining as well, keeping teeth white and bright. These thin sheaths of porcelain look and feel natural when put into place, allowing you to feel more confident in your appearance. Not to mention, they are customized according to your needs and are capable of changing the size, shape, and color of your smile.

Veneers are considered to be one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available and commonly used on Hollywood’s elite. However, now that there are more readily available and affordable for those outside of the movie and music spotlights, you, too, can experience what it feels like to live with a truly transformed smile.

The Process of Getting Veneers

There are a few steps you’ll need to take when it comes to receiving veneers. First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Framingham. During this visit, you will discuss the flaws you want to hide as well as how you want your smile to look once the veneers are put into place. Our team will work closely with you to create your desired aesthetic, making sure you are pleased with the final outcome.

Once you are cleared for treatment, we will remove a small portion of your tooth enamel to ensure that the bonding agent used to adhere your veneer to your tooth will work effectively. At this time, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used as a blueprint for lab technicians to begin fabricating your customized veneers. While waiting for your finalized restorations to arrive, you will wear temporary veneers in the meantime.

After a few weeks, you will return for your second appointment and have your temporary veneers removed before we begin to carefully place your new ones. It takes an artistic eye and skillful hand to ensure each veneer is properly in place, so you can count on us to make sure your new smile looks natural and beautiful.

The Benefits of Veneers

Although there are many cosmetic dental treatments available, it is hard to compare the benefits of veneers to other unique services. Offering versatility, longevity, and transformational results, you’ll be surprised by the many greater advantages you’ll receive with your new smile, some of which include:

  • Veneers that are stain-resistant and make it harder to see discoloration than regular tooth enamel
  • A long lifespan of 10-15 years depending on how well you take care of your smile
  • A customized approach to hiding imperfections and create a natural appearance
  • The ability to cover an array of flaws
  • A less invasive procedure that allows you to keep more of your natural tooth structure unlike dental crowns

Veneers FAQs

There are many cosmetic treatments out there, but none of them are quite like veneers. While they are versatile and incredibly effective at transforming your smile’s appearance, we want you to be as informed as possible about the process that occurs in order for you to receive them. We encourage you to ask questions about this treatment during your consultation as well as review our detailed FAQs on veneers ahead of your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile!

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Properly placed veneers feel like a natural part of your smile once they’ve been placed inside of the mouth. This is because they are highly personalized to fit on your teeth exactly using detailed impressions created after the enamel has been modified. This step helps us ensure the veneers sit fully flush against teeth and do not protrude or look abnormal. Furthermore, the smoothness of porcelain will not irritate the soft tissues inside your mouth. If at any point your veneer does not feel comfortable or you fear something is not quite right, please let us know and we’ll work to correct it.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Teeth whitening procedures will have no effect on your veneers if they have become stained. That means in order to make them white again, we need to either replace them entirely or shade them once more. With that said, whitening will affect the teeth sitting adjacent to your veneers, resulting in a change of tone within your smile. This can make whitened teeth unevenly colored compared to your veneers. If you plan to have whitening and veneers performed, start by whitening your teeth first. From there, we can customize your veneers so they match your natural enamel after it’s achieved your desired appearance.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

After getting veneers, some people tend to have a little difficulty pronouncing specific words. This, along with muscle memory, can cause a temporary lisp to appear. Since the tongue is not familiar with your veneers when you talk, they can affect the way it moves as you speak. The most common words affected by your veneers include “s” and “v” sounds. Over time, your tongue will adjust on its own, but it doesn’t hurt to practice certain sounds if you want to accelerate this process. To make the lisp go away sooner, we may be able to reduce the thickness of the veneers in certain areas of the mouth if needed.

Can Veneers Widen My Smile?

According to studies coming out of the University of Minnesota, narrow smiles were more likely to hide teeth, while wider ones were considered more attractive. This is mainly because the asymmetrical teeth were considered to be more balanced. If your goal is to widen a narrow arch, veneers are a worthwhile option because they help make teeth look fuller than they actually are. In the event more extensive changes are needed to meet your goals, we may recommend an orthodontic treatment to widen your smile, such as braces.