Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers in Bangor, ME
It’s the rare individual who is born with absolutely perfect teeth. Everyone else needs a little help achieving a flawless smile — and that help may come in the form of veneers.
Veneers may be the most effective way to correct your cosmetic issue if your teeth are:
- Inconsistently sized
- Badly discolored
It’s true that in many cases veneers can be used to craft movie-star smiles, but every mouth is unique. To find out if veneers can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule a personal consultation at Maine Family Dental Practice.
Bangor dentist Dr. Travis Buxton may be able to determine if veneers are right for you by evaluating the current state of your smile and through methods like diagnostic mock-ups and cosmetic imaging. Be sure to tell them exactly what your goals and desires are for the future of your smile.
What Are Veneers?
The story goes that the first veneers were used in 1928 by a California dentist. He designed them to temporarily change the appearance of a young actress’s smile.
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that cover the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. If you have only one troublesome tooth, a single veneer could be applied, or you could correct multiple teeth with several veneers.
After it’s determined that veneers are right for you Dr. Buxton will craft individual veneers for each of your teeth that needs correcting. Each tooth will then be carefully prepared. Removing a very small amount of your tooth’s enamel ensures that your bite will remain the same and your teeth will function properly after veneers are placed. The decision to get porcelain veneers should be made carefully because the process cannot be completely reversed.
If you love the idea of veneers but you're worried about the removal of enamel during preparation, prepless veneers might be the solution! We offer super thin no-prep veneers. They allow the same beautiful results, but they can also be removed without any damage to your teeth. Ask your dentist if you're eligible for no-prep veneers.
Veneers are bonded to the surface of teeth using a light-sensitive material and a special curing light. Dr. Buxton will make sure that your veneers are strongly bonded to the surface of your teeth for the best results possible.
What Are Lumineers?
In some cases, we may recommend Lumineers. Lumineers are a specific type of veneer that are very thin and made from a translucent material. The translucency perfectly mimics healthy tooth enamel.
Because they are so thin — about as thin as a contact lens — Lumineers require less tooth preparation than traditional veneers. Lumineers are typically placed over the course of two short visits to our office.
Call Us Today!
Are you ready for your perfect smile? Make an appointment at Maine Family Dental Practice to get started. Call our office at (207) 947-1166 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Buxton.