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Maine Dentistry provides porcelain veneers in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. To schedule a consultation, contact us at one of our convenient locations.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like covers for your teeth. Veneers attach to the front side of your existing teeth and slightly wrap around the sides. The purpose of veneers is cosmetic, meaning they improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can hide stains, gaps, chips, and disproportionate lengths. Porcelain is the best material for veneers because it most closely resembles natural tooth enamel and is strong enough to withstand bite force.
To be fitted with veneers, a thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed first. Then impressions are made of the teeth to create your veneers. When you are satisfied with your veneers they will be permanently attached to your existing teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a popular and highly recommended cosmetic dental procedure because they:
- Look natural. Porcelain veneers look very natural because porcelain resembles tooth enamel. Your veneers will be customized to be the color and shape of your teeth.
- Cover stains that bleaching can’t remove. Some stains can’t be removed with teeth whitening treatments like bleaching gels. Veneers cover stains more effectively.
- Make teeth look uniform. If your teeth are not the same size, shape, or length veneers can make them all look the same for a uniform appearance.
- Only a thin layer of enamel is removed. You only lose a thin layer of enamel when having veneers placed. Crowns require a more significant tooth reduction.
Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
A good candidate for veneers is someone with healthy teeth that only have cosmetic defects. If your teeth have cavities, cracks, or severe damage of any kind, it doesn’t mean you can’t get veneers. It simply means you will need restorative procedures first. Once your teeth are healthy, they can be fitted with veneers.
Why Choose Maine Dentistry?
Do you enjoy going to the dentist? If you don’t have positive feelings about dental appointments, you need Maine Dentistry. Our goal is to make dental visits comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable. You may think that’s not possible, but we beg to differ. Dr. Lawlor and the rest of the dental team at all of our locations share the same goal and attitude toward dentistry. We care about the whole person, not just your teeth and mouth because oral health affects your overall health and wellness.
A confident new smile in no time.
Whether you are looking to correct crooked teeth, achieve a whiter smile, or fix damaged teeth, Maine Dentistry’s minimal prep porcelain veneers could be your answer. After your consultation, you’ll have a whole new smile in a single visit.
What are our patients saying?
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Dr. Lawlor prides himself on not hurting patients and offers extensive options to avoid pain and discomfort. We want you to be comfortable from the moment you walk in the door to when you are at home recovering on the couch. Most of our patients are able to return to work the next day and are amazed at how great they feel!
We offer a wide range of numbing gels, customized anesthetic, and medications to minimize or even eliminate post-operative pain. Welcome to a world of pain-free dentistry!
Veneers are considered to be a permanent enhancement to your teeth. Your dentist can remove them for you, but once your teeth have been prepped and fitted with veneers, you will need to replace them with new veneers or another restorative option.
At Maine Dentistry, we use the strongest porcelain available. The result is strong, natural-looking teeth that can last a lifetime. While we would never recommend using your teeth to bite non-food items, they will function just like real teeth and hold up to everyday use.
Tooth structure is extremely valuable and we utilize no-prep or minimal-prep procedures in 90% of cases. The exact amount depends on each patient’s specific condition but no matter the condition, we only use custom, precision guides to remove the bare minimum necessary to achieve the most aesthetic results.
Your veneers need to be able to complement your smile and will often make people remark that something is different but they cannot figure out what that something is. Your veneers should feel and look natural and give you a confident, ready smile. You may even find that you start to look for any opportunity to smile and show them off!
Veneers are a cosmetic procedure, which means dental insurance typically won’t cover them. But financing is available to make the cost more affordable, allowing you to pay gradually for your veneers.
You should care for your porcelain veneers the same way you do your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day to remove plaque and keep your veneers looking clean. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to keep from scratching your veneers. Especially avoid any toothpaste that contains baking soda.
Ready to improve your smile with veneers? Contact us today to schedule a consultation at the location closest to you.