Porcelain Veneers for an Incredible Smile
Porcelain veneers are an innovative cosmetic dental solution that has become increasingly popular in recent years. These custom porcelain shells are a relatively simple cosmetic procedure than quickly enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Attached to the front of your teeth, porcelain veneers cover cosmetic imperfections to give you that beautiful smile you always wanted. Using the latest digital technology, Dr. Daniel M. Whiteman proudly provides highly personalized, natural-looking porcelain veneers at his Brookline practice. As a long-time dentist and former sculptor, he has both the technical skill and artistic eye to craft gorgeous veneers just for you. To learn more about how veneers can improve your smile, schedule your appointment with Dr. Whiteman today.
Why Choose Veneers?
Veneers are incredibly versatile and can conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatment
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth with wide gaps
Because veneers are highly stain-resistant, with proper care, a smile enhanced with veneers can last for years to come.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
During your initial consultation, you will discuss your goals for treatment. Dr. Whiteman can provide you with a wax mockup that will provide a preview of the results you can expect to achieve with veneers. He offers both traditional and no-prep veneers for qualified patients. At your initial consultation, he can discuss your options and help you choose which type of veneer is right for you.
In preparation for traditional veneers, Dr. Whiteman will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. Next, he will take a digital impression of the prepared tooth and surrounding teeth. His in-office CEREC® machine allows him to then create your personalized veneers. The digital impression of your smile will guide robotic milling tools in crafting your veneers from porcelain selected to match your natural teeth. Depending on your case, veneers may be ready the same day, or may require longer to prepare.
When the veneers are ready to be placed, he will lightly etch your teeth to create a stronger bonding surface before securing the veneers with dental cement. Finally, you can enjoy a beautifully enhanced smile.
Laser Gum Reshaping
Dr. Whiteman often performs laser gum reshaping in conjunction with placing porcelain veneers to achieve an even more dramatic enhancement. Using the highly precise WaterLase® surgical laser, Dr. Whiteman can remove excess gum tissue and create symmetry in an uneven gum line. This laser offers incredible precision and actually seals blood vessels, helping to reduce discomfort and recovery time. Dr. Whiteman also offers gum reshaping with traditional surgical instruments, and recommend the best method to meet your cosmetic goals. Gum reshaping can be performed using a local anesthetic, though this is usually not necessary with surgical lasers.