Porcelain Veneers in Sudbury, MA

Quick Cosmetic Dentistry For a Better Smile

We all want a bright, white, and healthy smile, but it’s not always readily attainable. Sometimes patients aren’t the best candidates for whitening treatment, dental implants, or other cosmetic and restorative options. 

Fortunately not being in a position to receive these treatments doesn’t mean you have to settle for a smile you aren’t proud of. With porcelain veneers, our dentist Dr. Ye can beautify your smile while giving your teeth some added protection against damage and sensitivity.  

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed over and bonded to the surface of your teeth to enhance their color, shape, and length. They’re designed to seamlessly blend into your smile for a natural-looking cosmetic solution. Porcelain veneers are easy to install, only requiring two visits to our Sudbury, MA office. 

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Our porcelain veneers are: 

  • Durable
  • Discreet
  • Natural-looking
  • Stain resistant

Porcelain veneers don’t just look good though. The extra layer provided by porcelain veneers gives your teeth added protection against sensitivity to hot and cold. They also help strengthen the teeth they’re bonded to by preserving your natural enamel.

Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct a number of dental problems including: 

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
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How Do Veneers Work?

During your first visit, we’ll take a digital impression of your teeth to ensure your veneers feel and look perfect. These images will be sent to a special lab to customize your veneers, typically taking two to four weeks.

When your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office in Sudbury, MA to have them placed. Dr. Ye will safely remove a portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneer. Once you’re satisfied with the color and shape, he’ll use a bonding agent to adhere veneers to your teeth. After this step is completed, you’ll be ready to show off your stunning, new smile.

The Porcelain Veneers Process

Placing your porcelain veneers is done in a mere two visits to our Sudbury, MA office. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. You’ll have a consultation with Dr. Ye where he’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss your smile goals with you. This information will allow Dr. Ye to decide if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
  2. Once Dr. Ye has decided that you’re a candidate, we can begin the process by taking digital impressions of your teeth. These images will serve as the blueprints for your custom made veneers, ensuring that they’re beautiful and seamlessly blend in with your natural smile. 
  3. We’ll send these images to a special lab where your veneers will be made. This process typically takes two to four weeks. When your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office in Sudbury, MA to have them placed. 
  4. To prepare the surface of your teeth for your veneers, Dr. Ye will safely remove a small portion of your tooth enamel. Enamel removal is typically less than ½ mm, the thickness of a fingernail. 
  5. Then, Dr. Ye will apply your custom made veneers to the surface of your teeth using a special bonding agent.
  6. After this step is completed, you’ll be ready to show off your stunning, new smile.
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Caring For Your Veneers

Your veneers can last fifteen to thirty years, provided you take proper care of them. To keep that new smile white and long lasting, be sure to follow these instructions:

  • Refrain from tooth-staining foods and beverages like berries, red wine, and coffee
  • Avoid eating hard foods such as ice, candy, popcorn, and nuts
  • Wear a mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding, or bruxism
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse your mouth between meals
  • Regularly attend dental exams at Boston Post Dental and Implants with Dr. Ye
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Frequently Asked Questions