Yen-Chang Chen, DMD
730 Center Street, Suite 7, Auburn, ME
Applied in Auburn, Maine
Dr. Chen applies high-quality porcelain and chairside tooth veneers for patients at Auburn Family Dental in Auburn, Maine. Both options allow you to have picture-perfect teeth despite the condition of your natural teeth. The result is undetectable and will make an amazing difference in your appearance and self-confidence.
Restore Function & Appearance
Porcelain veneers are a very popular state-of-the-art option to restore both the appearance and function of your teeth. The application process requires that a minimal amount of tooth enamel (typically less than a millimeter) be removed. This essential step is necessary to create room for the thin porcelain veneer to fit evenly over the surface of the tooth and for proper seating within the mouth.
It is critically important to achieve a very strong bond between the natural tooth and the porcelain veneer for proper long-term durability and function. To accomplish the tightest bond, a special light-sensitive resin is placed between the natural tooth surface and veneer. The resin permanently seals the veneer to the surface of the tooth when the curing light is applied, creating a seamless, beautiful new tooth appearance, and an attractive smile designed to last.
Enhance Your Smile
Dr. Chen will enhance your smile with veneers applied right at the chair-side. With a professional shade guide, he will select the optimal color of composite resin for your veneer application. A wide selection of colors is available from which to accurately match the color and shade of your tooth.
First, the surface of your tooth will be roughened and etched in preparation to receive the bonding material. Then, the tooth is coated with liquid resin. A composite resin is then applied and sculpted by Dr. Chen to correct the issue and match the preferred tooth shape. A curing light is applied to harden the resin. Finally, the hardened veneer is trimmed as necessary and polished to simulate the shape and appearance of your natural teeth. Composite veneers are a great way to correct a variety of tooth issues and improve your smile!
Porcelain veneers are the ideal choice for when natural teeth have the following qualities: