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By Milford Dental Group
March 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Have you ever wondered what makes a smile beautiful? The answer may seem complex question, but it's actually quite the opposite. Drs. Peyman Beigi and Nina Raeisian of Milford Dental Group in Milford, MA, offer patients porcelain veneers to help them show off a brilliant smile.

What are Veneers?

Veneers provide patients with improved tooth color, shape, and alignment in just a few dental appointments. These wafer-thin oral appliances are similar to crowns in that they hide dental imperfections, but unlike crowns, veneers are purely cosmetic. They are cemented to the surface of teeth to hide issues like:

  • Stains and discoloration that occurs as a result of eating pigmented food, chewing tobacco, smoking, and aging
  • Chips, cracks, and fractures caused by injury or trauma
  • Minor gaps, dental crookedness, and misalignments

The porcelain veneers substitute natural enamel and have the advantage of being more translucent. This means they are more resistant to staining than natural enamel and can provide a brighter smile for a longer period of time.

Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

  1. You must first visit your dentist and explain what exactly you need.
  2. If you and your Milford dentist decide that veneers are the best option, you'll need to undergo a full dental exam so that any underlying issues can be dealt with.
  3. Your dentist makes a model of your teeth using wax to show you what you'd like with veneers.
  4. If you wish to proceed, your dentist prepares your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel so teeth aren't protruding when veneers are cemented on the surface.
  5. Next, molds of your teeth are sent to a lab where a lab technician creates your permanent veneers.
  6. Finally, permanent veneers are cemented onto your teeth.

Would You Like to Speak With Your Dentist About Veneers?

Drs. Peyman Beigi and Nina Raeisian of Milford Dental Group in Milford, MA, provide patients with veneers and if you want a smile makeover, you should give them a call at (508) 482-0028.

By Milford Dental Group
October 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that someone playing hockey, racing motocross or duking it out in an ultimate fighter match had a tooth knocked out. But acting in a movie? That's exactly what happened to Howie Mandel, well-known comedian and host of TV's America's Got Talent and Deal or No Deal. And not just any tooth, but one of his upper front teeth—with the other one heavily damaged in the process.

The accident occurred during the 1987 filming of Walk Like a Man in which Mandel played a young man raised by wolves. In one scene, a co-star was supposed to yank a bone from Howie's mouth. The actor, however, pulled the bone a second too early while Howie still had it clamped between his teeth. Mandel says you can see the tooth fly out of his mouth in the movie.

But trooper that he is, Mandel immediately had two crowns placed to restore the damaged teeth and went back to filming. The restoration was a good one, and all was well with his smile for the next few decades.

Until, that is, he began to notice a peculiar discoloration pattern. Years of coffee drinking had stained his other natural teeth, but not the two prosthetic (“false”) crowns in the middle of his smile. The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine.

His dentist, though, had a solution: dental veneers. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to mask slight imperfections like chipping, gaps or discoloration. Veneers are popular way to get an updated and more attractive smile. Each veneer is custom-shaped and color-matched to the individual tooth so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.

One caveat, though: most veneers can look bulky if placed directly on the teeth. To accommodate this, traditional veneers require that some of the enamel be removed from your tooth so that the veneer does not add bulk when it is placed over the front-facing side of your tooth. This permanently alters the tooth and requires it have a restoration from then on.

In many instances, however, a “minimal prep” or “no-prep” veneer may be possible, where, as the names suggest, very little or even none of the tooth's surface needs to be reduced before the veneer is placed. The type of veneer that is recommended for you will depend on the condition of your enamel and the particular flaw you wish to correct.

Many dental patients opt for veneers because they can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations, including upgrades to previous dental work as Howie Mandel experienced. So if slight imperfections are putting a damper on your smile, veneers could be the answer.

If you would like more information about veneers and other cosmetic dental enhancements, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “Porcelain Dental Crowns.”

By Milford Dental Group
April 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Get the smile you’ve always dreamed about thanks to dental veneers.

Do you wish you felt more confident in your appearance but your smile is holding you back? Are you dealing with dental imperfections that veneersmake you embarrassed by your smile? If so, our Milford, MA, dentists Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian offer porcelain veneers to hide these imperfections and to give you a smile that you feel more confident showing off.

Veneers are a fast and easy approach to getting a more beautiful and perfect smile. These customized porcelain shells are designed to mimic the look of real tooth enamel. They are then bonded to the front surface of your teeth to alter the appearance of your smile. Each veneer is precisely shaped to fit your teeth.

What cosmetic dentist issues can veneers improve?

There is a wide range of dental issues that could greatly benefit from getting veneers. You may want to consider getting dental veneers if you are dealing with:

  • Discolorations (particularly severe stains and ones resistant to teeth whitening)
  • Chips and cracks
  • Worn or uneven teeth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked or overlapping teeth

Veneers can be a simpler and faster treatment option than dental crowns or orthodontic treatment for improving your smile. For one, dental crowns require a significant amount of tooth enamel to be removed prior to placing the crown. With veneers, a very small amount of enamel is shaved off of the front of your teeth before veneers can be placed.

Furthermore, veneers have the ability to give you a straighter smile, which can be wonderful news for those dealing with minor misalignments such as gaps between teeth, crowding or minor overlapping. This means that instead of wearing braces for up to a year or more, you could fix your misaligned smile in as little as 2 or 3 visits with dental veneers.

Milford Dental Group is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care to patients in Milford, MA. If you want to discuss getting porcelain veneers with us then call our office today at (508) 966-7923 to schedule an evaluation.

By Milford Dental Group
December 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Milford Dental Group
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Enhance your smile with dental veneers by correcting or concealing cosmetic imperfections with teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers veneersapplied to the front of problem teeth. They can be used to improve the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, or stains. Veneers can even improve the shape and appearance of teeth that are oddly shaped or slightly crooked. Once installed, dental veneers look and function like your natural teeth. At Milford Dental Group, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian are your Milford, MA, dentists for installation of dental veneers.

Installation of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can be made from different materials. Porcelain is commonly used because it closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. It can also be color-matched to your existing teeth, which helps the veneers look completely natural, as well as to readily blend in with the surrounding teeth. As mentioned, dental veneers are extremely thin covers. They are not meant to replace your existing tooth. They are affixed to the front of problem teeth to cover cosmetic flaws.

To install dental veneers, a thin layer of enamel is first removed from the surface of the tooth. In other words, the front surface of the tooth is shaved down slightly. Removing a bit of enamel allows the dental veneer to sit flush with the surrounding teeth once installed. If a layer of enamel was not removed, the veneer would protrude slightly past the surrounding teeth. Once the tooth with cosmetic imperfections is prepped, the veneer is permanently affixed to the tooth using a dental adhesive.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers offer several benefits and there are a variety of cosmetic imperfections they can conceal or correct. Your Milford area dentist can help you decide if dental veneers are the right choice for enhancing your smile. Some of the many benefits of dental veneers are:

  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Concealing stains and discolorations
  • Correcting the shape of misshaped teeth
  • Smoothing out uneven surfaces
  • Closing small gaps between teeth
  • Correcting uneven spacing between teeth
  • Installation is permanent so they will not fall off
  • Veneers look just like your natural teeth
  • Veneers are color-matched to your existing teeth

Take care of cosmetic imperfections and enhance your smile with dental veneers. They can correct and conceal a variety of issues and give you the smile you desire. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Beigi or Dr. Raeisian, your Milford, MA, dentists for veneers, contact the Milford Dental Group.