Unlike crowns and bridges, veneers are cosmetic rather than restorative. For people desiring a whiter more attractive smile, but have uneven spaces or chips of the teeth, where tooth whitening is not the best option, porcelain veneers may be the best option. Porcelain veneers, such as Vivaneers™, may be the answer to stained teeth, discolored composite fillings and crowns, and other cosmetic issues.
Dr. Carreira will take the time to consult with you about your cosmetic goals and help you choose the best veneers for your situation. Once the process begins, you can expect two visits with a quick, mid-treatment check between the two core visits. The mid-treatment check allows for adjustments and creates a final set of specifications for your veneers.
All information collected and photographs taken are sent to a highly-skilled ceramist. The ceramist creates a custom set of veneers matches to your specifications and requirements. Upon your approval, the veneers are bonded to your teeth using a curing light. The light bonding process assures a strong bond for longevity and durability. A final followup visit is required to make any fine tuning adjustments and polishing. Once the process is complete, your veneers will provide you with years of beautiful smiles.
If you suffer from Bruxism (teeth grinding), Dr. Carreira will make a nightguard to protect your veneers and your natural teeth. No other special care is required for your need veneers. Make sure you schedule regular checkups and practice regular brushing and flossing.
Call (207) 947-4767 or schedule online today to make an appointment with Dr. Carreira if you would like to learn how veneers may be right for you.