Do you have chipped or discolored teeth that make it awkward for you to show your brilliant smile? At Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, you can receive porcelain veneers, a popular cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can correct various types of defects like gaps between teeth, chipped or damaged teeth, stained or discolored teeth, crooked teeth, or misshapen teeth so that you can smile with confidence.
As a person with anxiety of going to any doctors or dentists it took me a while to find the right dentist for me. Without a question I have found the right place. Not only does Dr.Ofaly have a great personality and is just a cool person in general but as a dentist you literally couldn’t find one that is as gentle and patient as him. He knows of my issues and couldn’t be more understanding. Also every procedure I have had their has been painless and so smooth. If your looking for a new dentist please trust me and just give him a try and I promise like me you will become a longtime patient. You really couldn’t be in better hands!
My wife and I have been going to Fisher & Orfaly for more than 20 years. Their focus is a dental experience based in personalized, professional care. From cleanings to crowns, we’ve had it all. They always provide a pleasant atmosphere and pain-free service. Happy to report that my son recently started as a second generation patient. To Dr. Orfaly and his team I say keep up the great work.
My experience at Dr Fisher and Orfaly’s office has been the same since day one ,ten years ago when urged from my mom to transfer over to the Hawthorne Blvd office.Wonderful! Truly.From the time you walk in, the atmosphere is like a small community of people you have come to know. Amy who has been my dental hygienist for years now makes my time enjoyable with a new topic of conversation to cover every time.Dr. Orfaly has handled my dental care for sometime now , from many, to all procedures, I couldn’t be happier. Yet more than just wanting to get it right with my teeth, he wants to know how you are, how your mom is ,and of course your favorite sports teams . Again, it’s a community I would recommend to any and all .Tom D
I have had great results with Dr. Orfaly. He is a real pro - a great communicator, practical and bright. His staff is friendly, his hygienists do a great job and his appointments run on time.
Our family has gotten our dental care (routine and otherwise) from Fisher & Orfaly for over 20 years. They have, without exception, provided compassionate, clearly explained, patient-centered, top-quality dental services and I recommend them without reservation. One of my adult children even went to them for an evaluation of some complicated work they had done elsewhere (out of state). I especially appreciate the measures their practice took during the pandemic — including installing hospital-grade air filtration — to maximize safety for patients and staff.
Professional practice with friendly staff.
Who likes to go to the dentist? Fear no more. Dr. Orfaly and his staff provide an environment of ease and professionalism that relieve the jitters that so many feel during visits to the dentist. Whether a routine check up or more complex procedure, our experiences have been most positive.
Best care ever. Always caring and gentle. Been going for years would highly recommend.
I have been a patient at Dr. Orfali’s for over 20 years. He has always been professional and never performs anything that is not needed. I’ve had a couple of crowns and he has done a great job. My adult son was told by a dentist that he had about $5000 worth of work to be done on his mouth. Dr. Orfali reviewed his x-rays and he did not need any work. I would trust Dr. Orfali with any of your dental needs. He will always be truthful.
Dr. Orfaly is a fantastic dentist. He is professional, caring, and responsive. I appreciate him squeezing me in on short notice and following up to check on me after-hours. The technicians are great, too. I highly recommend his practice.
A bright and beautiful smile is very important to make a good first impression. A bright and confident smile is the key to leave a lasting positive impression on people. Dental veneers will help you achieve that beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance the appearance of a person’s teeth. Dental veneers are bonded to the front surface of the tooth using a dental filling.
Dental veneers offer the advantage of cosmetically improving your dental condition, while also conserving a great deal of the healthy, existing structure of your teeth. As a result, our dental professionals at Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, may recommend veneers as an alternative to dental crowns when moderate treatment is more appropriate to achieve desired results. Dental veneers are used in place of dental crowns when the tooth is mostly intact and only minor corrections are required.
Dental veneers are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth or a gap between the teeth. Hundreds of people use dental veneers to maintain a beautiful smile. There are even many celebrities with dental veneers.
Because of the growing popularity of dental veneers, there are many different types available today, in Salem, MA. They can be made of porcelain or resin composite material. Each type of dental veneer has its own benefits. The procedure to place them on teeth may also differ based on the type of dental veneers.
Some of the most common types of dental veneers are:
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are the most common type of dental veneers. They are the least harmful and longest-lasting of dental veneers.
Composite Veneers: Composite veneers are another popular type of dental veneers. Composite veneers are made of a mixture of organic and inorganic materials known as composite resin. They are less expensive than porcelain veneers, however, they are not as durable and stain more easily.
Lumineers Veneers: Lumineer veneers are a relatively new type of dental veneers. They are a brand of veneers made of porcelain laminate material. They require less preparation before placement but they are less natural-looking and have a shorter lifespan than traditional porcelain veneers.
Removable Teeth Veneers: Most types of dental veneers are permanent. The exception is a type of temporary veneer called removable teeth veneers. Removable teeth veneers, also called snap-on veneers, are a relatively new type of cosmetic teeth. There are two types of removable teeth veneers: instant veneers and custom-made removable teeth veneers. Though removable teeth veneers are convenient, they are not recommended as a long-term solution as they do not look as natural as permanent veneers and are prone to plaque build-up.
Porcelain veneers are the most popular type of dental veneers in Salem, MA. They are also the most commonly used dental veneers because of their many benefits. Porcelain has unique properties that make it ideal for use as veneers, like:
Durability: Porcelain is strong enough to endure normal dental function, even when thin pieces are used.
Appearance: A variety of genuine shades and shapes can be reproduced with porcelain veneers. This way, your porcelain veneers can be made to mimic the contouring and color of your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers not only look natural, but they also feel natural so that you can eat and talk like normal.
Fixes cosmetic dental issues: We have noticed that several common defects to our patients’ smiles like gaps between teeth, missing teeth, stained or discolored teeth, etc can be corrected with porcelain veneers, ultimately improving the entire smile.
Easy to maintain: Porcelain veneer maintenance is minimal and very easy to do. You just need to take care of them the same way you take care of your natural teeth. This means brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and using mouthwash at least once a day are necessary to maintain the natural shine of porcelain veneers.
As an added benefit to correcting defects with porcelain veneers, the custom fit to your front-facing dentition gives your restoration a pleasant and uniform appearance.
Veneers are suggested to the people with:
Crooked or misshapen teeth
Worn or chipped teeth
Extensively stained or discolored teeth
Inappropriately sized teeth (too large or small)
Undesired spaces between teeth
To accommodate for the additional thickness of a porcelain veneer, your teeth will be moderately prepared before placement. An impression, or mold, of your teeth, is also taken so that your porcelain veneers are fabricated to the specific dimensions of your smile. At this time, the dentist will work with you to decide on the right color for your porcelain veneers.
At the placement appointment, your teeth will first be cleansed with special, professional-grade liquids to ensure your porcelain veneer is optimally bonded. Dental bonding cement that is hardened and set by use of a specialized light is used.
After the procedure, you will receive care instructions, including recommendations for your daily brushing and flossing routine. Regular follow-up visits are also recommended to enhance the longevity of your porcelain veneers.
“How long will my veneers last?” is a concern that most patients have. The lifespan of your dental veneers depends on the type of veneers and how you take care of them.
Porcelain Veneers: The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 10 years. But with proper care and maintenance, this type of dental veneer can last up to 20 years without needing to be replaced!
Composite Veneers: Composite veneers last an average of 3 years. This type of dental veneers stain more easily and are less durable than porcelain veneers. With proper maintenance, composite veneers can last anywhere from 5 to 7 years.
Lumineers Veneers: Since Lumineers veneers are a relatively new type of dental veneers, there is no concrete data on how long they can last. So far though it has been noticed that Lumineers teeth do not last as long as porcelain veneers and there is a higher chance of Lumineer veneers needing to be replaced as time goes by.
Removable Teeth Veneers: The lifespan of removable teeth veneers depends on the type of removable teeth veneers and the brand of the removable teeth veneers. Though generally speaking, most removable teeth veneers do not last longer than 5 years.
The total cost of dental veneers depends on the following factors:
Types of veneers: The type of dental veneers used plays an important role in the cost of dental veneers. The design process and the materials used to make dental veneers can significantly influence the overall veneers price. For example, porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers.
Number of veneers required: Another major factor that influences the cost of veneers is the number of veneers required. For example, a full set of veneers will be more expensive when compared to the cost of only one or two veneers.
Porcelain veneers are the most expensive type of dental veneers. Because of the factors mentioned above, it is hard to estimate the price of porcelain veneers. But dental veneers are an investment and porcelain veneers are the best choice for a bright and beautiful smile. The benefits of porcelain veneers are well worth the slightly higher pricing.
Usually, getting porcelain veneers is a cosmetic procedure and thus, it is not covered under insurance. A procedure is considered cosmetic if:
The procedure exists solely for enhancing the aesthetics of the patient’s smile.
The underlying tooth or tissue is not injured, impaired, or decayed.
There is no medically necessary reason for altering the tooth or performing the procedure.
Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.