What are veneers?
At Something To Smile About, we design smiles with Zimmer Biomet veneers to fit smoothly over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. Dental veneers by our general dentist, Dr. Kevin Boulard, can transcend your smile all by concealing your crooked, chipped, stained, or uneven teeth. When you have your porcelain veneers made at our office in Merrimack, NH, we will offer you a personalized treatment plan. Call our office to learn more about our dental veneers and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Boulard.
"After delaying dental care for over a year, I found Dr. Boulard and have had two visits with his practice. I could not be more pleased! The staff is friendly and competent and showed deep concern for my needs and well being. After experiencing the intolerance and contempt the medical community at large has for those who cannot safely wear a face mask, I am overjoyed at the treatment and respect I received here. After my dental surgery, I got a follow-up call from Dr. Boulard himself, which I thought was so nice and caring. These folks stand head and shoulders above the rest and I am so grateful to have found them!"- L.P. / Office Visit / Jun 10, 2021
"I’ve been a patient with Dr. Boulard for 14 years. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my teeth! Always makes me feel comfortable and never a painful experience. I love the fact that they have high tech scanners so I never gag, no more gunky impressions. and they have up to date technology, with the option of also getting Invisalign. The rest of the staff is lovely and the office manager, Olga, is amazing! They are so efficient and well mannered. I highly recommend!"- D.S. / Google / May 24, 2021
"The entire staff at Something to Smile About is absolutely amazing. I have severe dental anxiety due to some terrible experiences with other dentists, and they really listened to all of my concerns and did everything they could to make me more comfortable. I have had a couple of rounds of dental work there now, and I don't feel a thing from beginning to end. Dr. Boulard is the best at what he does!"- K.W. / Google / May 15, 2021
"I just started going to Dr. Kevin Boulard after my family dentist, whom I've been with my ENTIRE life, retired."- K.W. / Facebook / Feb 13, 2021
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Who needs dental veneers?
Veneers may be used to rapidly hide chips and stains on your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are unevenly spaced or shaped. During your consultation, Dr. Boulard will listen to your objectives and expectations so he can customize your treatment. Dr. Boulard will also determine whether you're a good candidate for veneers by assessing the total health of your mouth. You may not be considered for veneers if you have periodontal disease or if you have a dental history of routinely clenching your jaw and grinding down your teeth.
Dr. Boulard's Veneer Technique
When you have developed your personalized treatment plan with Dr. Boulard, he will take dental impressions using our iTero digital scanner. Your impressions will be sent to a dental lab where your custom Zimmer Biomet veneers will be made out of high-quality porcelain material. You will come back to our office for a second visit for the application.
As soon as your porcelain veneers are in our office and ready to be placed, Dr. Boulard will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This creates space for the porcelain veneers and enhances the bond on the tooth. You will have a more natural result that lasts a long time. Once your porcelain veneers are bonded, Dr. Boulard may make minor adjustments to the fit on your teeth to make the veneers more comfortable.
How do I take care of my dental work?
Since veneers do not require numbing injections or sedation, you should be able to get back to your daily tasks following your appointment. You may experience sensitivity to hot and cold food for a couple of days, but this should subside naturally. Veneers should be cleaned just like your own natural teeth with frequent brushing and flossing. While cosmetic veneers are more resistant to stains compared to your natural enamel, you should still avoid staining food and drinks to keep your veneers bright. To prevent chipping your veneers, you should not chew on hard objects, such as ice or your fingernails. Continue to have regular dental examinations and cleanings at Something To Smile About so that we can monitor the condition of your porcelain veneers, teeth, and overall oral health. Dr. Boulard will tell you if your veneers need to be repaired or replaced.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?
It’s a fairly common concern, but no, porcelain veneers don’t ruin your teeth. When applied by an experienced dental practitioner like Dr. Boulard, porcelain veneers are a safe, effective, and beautiful way to improve the visual aesthetic of your smile.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Technically, porcelain veneers aren’t considered a permanent dental procedure; however, many patients see their porcelain veneers last for decades with proper dental hygiene and regular checkups.
Is it hard to take care of porcelain veneers?
No, it’s not. You take care of your porcelain veneers the same way you take care of your teeth — with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
What dental problems can porcelain veneers fix?
Porcelain veneers are a great option for people who have teeth that are:
- Worn down
Brightening Your Smile with Dr. Boulard's Veneers
Have the confidence of a beautiful smile with personalized porcelain veneers at Something To Smile About. With an array of treatment options to meet your goals, Dr. Boulard can easily enhance the look of your smile with veneers. To get more information about our Zimmer Biomet veneers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Boulard.
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