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If your teeth are chipped, discolored, misaligned, or have small gaps in them, then you may smile less because you’re self-conscious. Porcelain veneers can provide you with a beautifully bright smile that makes you want to smile again. Veneers restore the aesthetic appeal of teeth that have minor visual imperfections, stains or discolorations but are otherwise in good health. If you’d like more information on porcelain veneers in Fairfield, then call our office and we can help you get the information you need on porcelain teeth.
Are Porcelain Veneers the Same As Other Tooth Replacement Options?
Tooth replacements are usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. Veneers, on the other hand, don’t replace your natural teeth. Rather, they’re attached to the front surface of your teeth and provide an aesthetic enhancement to teeth that may be lacking in appearance or alignment.
- Size and shape: If you have one or more chipped teeth and they make you self-conscious, then veneers can cover the chipped area so that your teeth are evenly shaped. If your teeth are too short, too small, too big, or too round, then veneers can correct those deficiencies so that you’re proud of your smile. If, however, your teeth are too short because you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a mouthguard for bruxism since grinding your teeth can damage your veneers.
- Tooth Color: Many lifestyle habits can affect the appearance of your teeth. Drinking beverages such as coffee, tea or red wine can darken or discolor your teeth. Smoking can cause stains that no tooth whitener can remove, even some prescription medications can cause staining or discoloration of your teeth. Veneers can cover the discoloration so that your teeth are a beautiful, even color. You can lighten your teeth or you can match your original color, the choice is yours.
- Alignment and spacing: If you have small or uneven gaps in your teeth but you’re not inclined to wear braces, then veneers can help you obtain evenly spaced teeth and correct other minor misalignments that you may have.
If you’re interested in dental veneers in Fairfield, then call us to schedule a consultation. Your dentist will discuss your objectives and evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for veneers. If not, we can suggest alternatives that will help you attain your goals.
If you and your dentist decide that veneers are a good option for you, then we’ll make a mold of your teeth so that your veneers will fit correctly. Depending on the brand of veneers you select, we may need to remove up to 1mm of your tooth enamel, but this is a painless procedure. We’ll add the veneers to your teeth in another painless procedure, and once they’re secured, they won’t slip and you won’t have to worry that they’ll become stained. Your veneers will look completely natural and no one but you and your dentist will know that they’re veneers.
During your consultation, your dentist will also discuss the porcelain veneers cost with you. Your cost for veneers will be unique to you and will depend on several factors. The number and location of the teeth involved, any additional treatments that you need, the brand of veneers that you select, and your insurance coverage will all factor into your final porcelain veneers cost.
Is There a Difference Between a Crown and a Veneer?
Although porcelain crowns and veneers are made from the same material and they’re both permanently installed, they serve two entirely different dental needs. Veneers serve to provide aesthetic appeal to teeth that are healthy but discolored, chipped, or misaligned, and they’re applied only to the front of the teeth. Tooth crowns, however, cover the entire surface of the tooth and are sometimes referred to as caps because they cap the entire tooth. Crowns provide additional structural support for the tooth and are especially beneficial for teeth such as molars that incur substantial pressure or bite force. Your dentist will advise you if you need a cap instead of or in addition to your veneers, so call our Fairfield office for an appointment.
How Often Do Veneers Need to Be Replaced?
Unless your veneers are subjected to trauma, they should last for decades when you properly maintain them. Good oral hygiene practices of brushing, flossing, and having regular dental checkups are vital to the longevity of both your teeth and your veneers, so call our Fairfield office if you need to schedule a checkup or want to schedule a consultation.
Are Lumineers® a Popular Product?
Lumineersaw is a brand of veneers that’s very popular because of its appearance and durability. The veneers are extremely thin, so there’s little or no loss of your natural tooth enamel, and they’re very translucent, so they look just like your natural teeth. They’re also known to last for decades, so they are very popular. Call our Fairfield office for more information.
Do Veneers Require Special Maintenance?
Care for your veneers porcelain just as you do your natural teeth. Regular flossing and brushing, as well as routine checkups, will keep both your natural teeth and your veneers in excellent condition. If you grind your teeth at night, then a bruxism mouthguard will protect your veneers. Be sure to take particular care when you bite into a very hard substance such as a candy apple.
Where Can I Schedule a Consultation for Lumineers in Fairfield?
If you’re looking for Lumineers in Fairfield, then call us at (203) 745-2082 and we can help you. We’re looking forward to helping you get the dental care you at an affordable price. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or discuss your veneers options further.