Dental Veneers in Salem, MA   

Dental veneers are thinly fitted laminates made of porcelain that are cemented to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers can have a profound transformation on a patient as far as smile and appearance go. Dental veneers are usually done for the crooked front teeth that are fractured or chipped, if there is a gap in the front teeth, for dark or discolored teeth and in some cases to change the position of a tooth that is not ideal.

Cosmetic Dentistry – Transforming Smiles with a Gentle Aesthetic Touch

Want a picture perfect smile but not familiar with cosmetic dentistry procedures? Dental crowns and dental veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Your smile is just as unique as you and so are your cosmetic needs. At Coral Dental Care, LLC, Dr. Anu Isaac will start your custom treatment plan with a comprehensive smile assessment to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental veneers and crowns.

If you want to know more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures including dental veneers, crowns and dental implants, call us today at our Salem, MA dental center at 978-607-0110  or visit our dental clinic in Salem, MA.

Dental Veneer Before After

Before & after of dental veeneers

The entire procedure is pretty simple and gets accomplished in two to three sittings. During the first visit, your dentist will discuss your expectations from the treatment in terms of shape, size and color of the teeth. Dental porcelain veneers require your dentist to take an accurate impression of your chipped, distorted or oddly shaped tooth to design a custom-made veneer, maintaining the finest quality. Veneers are fabricated in the laboratory and this can take up to two weeks. Once the permanent set of porcelain veneers is ready, the final stage of the procedure commences wherein the veneers are bonded to the tooth surface. Before the veneer is bonded, your dentist will examine the fit to ensure that your front veneers perfectly match your existing oral structure.

Dental porcelain veneers are termed as a permanent solution but they don’t last you a lifetime. With regular brushing, flossing and proper care, your veneers can last up to 10 years!

Dental Crowns in Salem, MA    

A dental crown is used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. It is usually placed when the tooth has lost a lot of its tooth structure due to an old filling, decay, fracture, badly discolored tooth or to protect a tooth that has had a root canal treatment. Crowns are usually made of porcelain or Zirconia (white metal) and are matched to the color of your natural teeth.

When are Dental Veneers the Best Treatment Option?

Dental veneers are the best cosmetic dentistry option for correcting one chipped tooth or several misshapen teeth. They provide a perfect even set of straight, sparkling teeth without needing an invasive dental procedure.

When are Dental Crowns the Best Choice of Treatment?

Dental crowns are ideally recommended for restoring a damaged or broken tooth, making cosmetic modifications or for protecting a weak or severely worn down tooth from decay. It is also required for covering dental implants, discolored teeth and to hold a dental bridge firmly in place.

Advantages  Dental Veneers  Dental Crowns
Aesthetically Appealing The veneer can be customized to match with the patient’s natural tooth color, curvature, and shape and can be made even whiter to enhance appearance  Dental crowns enhance the durability and functionality of your teeth and extend its lifespan.
Safe and Effective Porcelain veneers are a safe and effective way to achieve a smile makeover that lasts for years A crown is a good way to improve the appearance and strength of a tooth
Versatile Dental veneers efficiently conceal the unsightly teeth or damage and give you an aesthetically pleasing smile Dental crown also protect teeth that have fillings, dental implants or root canals 
 Easy to Maintain  Dental veneers need no special attention and require little to no maintenance on a regular basis, if you just brush and floss daily.   With proper care, your crowns can last a really long time and this is why they are the most preferred cosmetic restoration
For more information about crowns and veneers or to book a dentist appointment, call our Salem dental center at 978-607-0110.

There are many benefits of dental veneers, as mentioned below:-

  • Treats various dental conditions
  • Provides natural & realistic look
  • Enhances overall appearance & increases self-esteem
  • Resists stains
  • Looks similar to existing teeth
  • Consumes less time
  • Uses durable material which provides long-lasting results

Veneers can be classified into two main types based on the material used in making them. They are porcelain veneers and composite veneers.

No, veneers don’t harm your teeth.

Dental veneers are helpful for people with the following issues:-

  • Enamel hypoplasia – A disorder where a person doesn’t have enough enamel to protect the teeth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Tetracycline staining
  • Non-vital tooth discoloration or discolored teeth
  • Enamel hypocalcification – A condition where enamel doesn’t get fully mineralized
  • Fluorosis
  • Abnormally shaped, uneven, spaced, damaged, Weary, or misaligned front teeth

There are many benefits of dental veneers, as mentioned below:-

  • Treats various dental conditions
  • Provides natural & realistic look
  • Enhances overall appearance & increases self-esteem
  • Resists stains
  • Looks similar to existing teeth
  • Consumes less time
  • Uses durable material which provides long-lasting results

There are fewer downsides of veneers, as their color and shape cannot be changed once fixed. And one of its minor side effects is sensitive teeth for a short time after the treatment.

Porcelain veneers last for 10 to 15 years. Whereas composite veneers remain functional till 7 years only.

You can take care of your veneers in the following ways:-

  • Don’t attempt to chew or bite hard and sticky stuff
  • Stop consuming tobacco and avoid smoking
  • Maintain regular oral hygiene. Floss every day and brush two times a day for at least two minutes.
  • Use gentle toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Don’t clench or grind your teeth

Yes, they both do different jobs. Crown covers your teeth like a cap. While veneers act as a thin shell placed in front of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers don’t need any replacement until they are not damaged. Porcelain veneers are highly durable.

Dental hygiene protects your teeth from cavities and decay, and lack of it increases the chances of tooth decay due to cavities. The same is the case for porcelain veneers. They work like your teeth only.

A Dental Crown’s job is to cover or encircle a tooth or implant. It works like a cap that is placed on the tooth to cover it completely.

A dental crown is required in the following cases:-

  • A tooth in which a large amount of filling is done so it needs support and to be covered completely.
  • A misshapen or discolored tooth which needs to be hidden
  • A dental implant that needs cover
  • Prevention of misplacing of a dental bridge
  • Cracked parts of teeth which need to be kept together
  • Restoration of severely damaged or broken tooth
  • Protection from decay and damage of teeth.

Yes, there are different types of crowns available. Some of them are as follows:-

  • Temporary
  • Permanent
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Metals, e.g. cobalt- nickel-chromium alloys, chromium, etc.
  • Stainless steel
  • All-resin
Dental crowns are very durable. Depending on the type of crown you choose, they can last from 5 years to 15 years.

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