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Chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth can adversely affect your self-confidence and your inclination to smile, so if you have any of these dental issues, then the porcelain veneers procedure may be able to restore your self-confidence and your beautiful smile. When your teeth are healthy but aesthetically unattractive, then porcelain veneers may be the answer you seek. Call our Farmington Valley office for more information or to schedule a consultation for porcelain veneers in our office.
What’s Meant by Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are comprised of several very thin layers of dental porcelain that look and function like your natural tooth enamel. They adhere to the surface of your natural teeth and can correct a variety of aesthetic issues such as:
- Size and shape: Chipped teeth can make you feel less attractive and less self-confident, which is especially important for significant events such as a job interview or a wedding. A veneer can cover the chipped area and make it appear that your natural tooth is undamaged. If your teeth have been shortened because you grind your teeth at night, then veneers can lengthen your teeth. However, you should talk to your dentist about a mouthguard for bruxism so that you don’t damage your veneers. Whether you think your teeth are too big, small, short, long, square or round, veneers can help you achieve the dental appearance that you’re seeking.
- Tooth Color: Dietary habits such as drinking tea, coffee or red wine can cause your teeth to become dull and discolored. Lifestyle habits such as smoking or taking prescription medications can leave stains that no whitening product can remove. If you want whiter, brighter teeth that are free of stains and discoloration, then veneers may be the answer for you. Since veneers are available in a variety of shades, you can whiten your teeth or use your natural tooth color.
- Alignment and spacing: Uneven gaps between your teeth can adversely affect your self-confidence, but if you’re reluctant to wear braces, then veneers may be able to correct the gaps and correct other minor misalignments in your teeth.
When you come to our Farmington Valley office for your initial evaluation, your dentist will determine if veneers are a good solution to your aesthetic dental issues. If not, then we’ll provide you with alternatives so that you can achieve the beautiful smile that you want.
If you and veneers are a good match, our first step will be to take an impression of your teeth so that your veneers fit properly. We may need to remove less than 1mm of tooth enamel, but that will be painless as will the installation of the veneers. When your veneers are secured to your teeth, you’ll never need to worry about them staining or slipping. They’re a permanent installation and should be as comfortable as your natural teeth. If you want veneers in Farmington Valley, then call our office to schedule an evaluation.
Most of our patients also want to know about the porcelain veneers cost at this time. Your porcelain veneers cost will be unique to you and will depend on the brand you select, the number of teeth involved, any other procedures that you need, and your insurance coverage. We’ll provide you with an estimate of your costs when you come to our Farmington Valley office for your initial consultation, so call us if you want to schedule that.
Is a Veneer and a Crown The Same Thing?
Both veneers and porcelain crowns are permanent installations and made of the same material. However, a veneer serves a strictly aesthetic purpose while a crown is a corrective dental appliance. Veneers can cover slight imperfections in the appearance of your teeth, but crowns cover the entire tooth. Dental crowns are often referred to as caps because they cap the entire surface of the tooth. Crowns are used to cover substantial defects in a tooth whether the damage was caused by decay or trauma, and especially in the case of molars and back teeth, they provide additional structural support to the tooth.
How Frequently Do Veneers Need to Be Replaced?
Unless your teeth are subjected to trauma, your veneers should last for decades as long as you use proper oral hygiene procedures and don’t use your teeth to open bags or bottles or other such items.
Are Lumineers® Better Than Veneers?
Lumineers® is a name brand of veneers that is very popular because of its longevity and natural appearance. With proper care and maintenance, these veneers have been known to last decades and they’re extremely thin, so little to no tooth enamel needs to be removed during their installation. Their translucence makes them one of the most natural-looking veneers on the market. If you’re interested in this brand of veneers, then call Farmington Valley office today and we’ll be glad to answer all of your questions.
Do Veneers Require Special Maintenance Procedures?
Your veneers porcelain requires only the same good oral hygiene techniques that you use for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups will all contribute to the longevity of your porcelain teeth. Be careful when biting into hard substances such as candy apples, and wear a mouthguard if you suffer from bruxism, and your veneers should last for decades or a lifetime.
Where Can I Schedule an Appointment for Porcelain Veneers in Farmington Valley?
We’re among the best in the Farmington Valley area for veneers, so if you’re interested in getting a more beautiful smile, then call us at (860) 319-0035 for an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you, so call us today.