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Porcelain Veneers – Newport, RI

Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Veneers

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’re not alone. One-third of adults don’t like their teeth either. Thankfully, you don’t need to feel embarrassed by your aesthetic flaws. You can achieve the picture-perfect smile you want with the help of your dentist and custom crafted porcelain veneers in Newport, RI. Veneers are a minimally invasive treatment that can drastically enhance your teeth after just 2 appointments. We’ll give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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A veneer is a custom-made thin shell that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth. It instantly hides a variety of imperfections to improve the overall color, size, and shape of a tooth. Modern veneers are thinner than ever, allowing you to keep more of your enamel during the bonding process. Although they are thin, they are durable to last for decades with the right aftercare. You’ll enjoy a long-term solution that looks natural.

What Issues Can Dental Veneers Fix?

Model of a dental veneer

Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they can fix several concerns using just one procedure, such as:

What is the Process Like?

Tooth prepared for a porcelain veneer

After an initial consultation to create your personalized treatment plan, you’re scheduled for your procedure. We may use a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable before beginning, but it isn’t always necessary.

We’ll clean your teeth before removing a small amount of enamel, which allows the veneers to sit flush. Once your teeth have been prepared, we’ll take digital impressions to get the specifications to create your veneers. They are made to meet your exact needs in a dental lab. It can take a couple of weeks for them to be finished, so we will attach temporary veneers while you wait. After the lab has sent your veneers back to our dental office, you’ll return to have them bonded in place. You’ll walk out of your appointment with a beautiful, confident smile.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

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Veneers last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. There are several things you can do to protect your investment, such as:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Are you thinking about getting veneers in Newport? Before committing to treatment, you’ll likely want to know what your total cost will be. Even though veneers are more expensive than other options, many patients find it to be worth every penny. Of course, it’s still incredibly important that you explore all your available cosmetic solutions before making a final decision on how you plan to transform your smile. To learn more about your choices, continue reading or make an appointment with Dr. Baldelli today!

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you now have more options than ever to achieve the smile of your dreams. There are multiple services available that can give you stunning, long-lasting results at different price points. Although you may have your heart set on getting veneers in Newport, you must survey all your available choices, including:

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – If you have minor flaws and imperfections in your teeth, this may be the ideal solution for you. It’s a minimally invasive, fast, and affordable procedure! In as little as one hour, Dr. Baldelli can mask almost any problem and give you the flawless smile you desire. Even though this treatment option is cost-effective, it’ll need to be redone every few years.
  • At-Home Teeth Whitening – Are you unhappy with the color of your smile? A professional at-home whitening kit can erase staining and discoloration in record time. Each kit is clinically tested and customized to meet your needs. You’ll notice beautiful results after about two weeks! It’s worth noting that teeth whitening cannot alter the shape or position of your teeth. So, if those are changes you want to make, you’ll need to consider other options.
  • Porcelain Veneers – This option is known to be more invasive and costly, but it’s the only treatment capable of addressing multiple imperfections at once. Veneers can fix staining, discoloration, gaps, chips, cracks, and even misalignment in as little as two appointments! What’s more, your gorgeous new smile can last well over a decade with proper maintenance.

Are you ready to transform your smile into one you’ll confidently show off? There’s no better cosmetic dentist for the job than Dr. Baldelli. He’ll develop a treatment plan that’ll help you meet your smile goals while sticking to your budget. Before moving forward with the process, we’ll thoroughly explain the pricing information so you know exactly what to expect. If you want to start your journey, schedule a consultation with Dr. Baldelli today!

Veneers FAQs

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If you’re looking for a more dramatic smile makeover, veneers are an excellent option. However, they are quite an investment, so it pays to be well-informed about the procedure. We’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about veneers in Newport. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call . We’d be happy to explain more about the treatment process and get you started with an initial consultation.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers aren’t technically permanent because they will eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be irreversible. To be sure that your veneers fit properly on the teeth, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed, and this does not grow back. For this reason, teeth that have been prepared in this way will always need to be covered with crowns or veneers.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Veneers that are made of porcelain are stain-resistant. Porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles in dark-colored foods and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. Ultimately, you should be able to drink your morning cup of coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. Just keep in mind that veneers are not stain-proof, so excessive consumption of coffee could still have a negative impact. Moderation is key!

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match. Therefore, you’ll receive an appropriate number of veneers to accomplish this goal. Some people opt for one veneer to cover a single pesky tooth while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more complete smile makeover. During your consultation, we will determine what the right number is to achieve the goals you have for your smile.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Many patients report that properly placed veneers feel completely natural inside their mouths. Most don’t even notice them when talking or eating. Veneers are crafted to fit perfectly on your teeth based on impressions made after a small amount of enamel has been removed. The removal of enamel keeps the restoration from protruding awkwardly or uncomfortably. Porcelain is also very smooth, so it will not irritate the soft tissues in the mouth.

Where is a Dentist Near Me for Porcelain Veneers?

If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation. We’ll improve your teeth and give your confidence a boost using the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry.

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