Custom Dental Veneers at Southington Dentistry
If you’ve been feeling less than confident about your smile, our strong porcelain or composite dental veneers are a popular option for correcting small imperfections almost instantly. Sometimes called tooth veneers, these fixed devices seal the front surface of the teeth for a natural looking smile that can appear whiter, more aligned and beautiful. If you’re looking for a simple solution to a nagging cosmetic issue in your teeth, call us today at 860-628-5029 and say hello to a radiant new smile!
What causes discoloration of the teeth?
Refreshing the appearance of your smile with whiter teeth can feel like a dream come true, but for some patients teeth whitening might not be enough. Discoloration of the tooth enamel can be caused by a number of factors that may result in a permanent stain. For many patients dental veneers may be the only way for whiter teeth:
- Graying or dull appearance from aging
- Chemical damage or staining from medications
- Consumption of dark sodas, coffee, or tea
- Dental injury, disease or decaying tooth or teeth
- Genetic discolorations or naturally gray teeth
How are Veneers Applied?
Overview of Tooth Veneers
Veneers are colormatched porcelain or composite resin shells that are cemented to the front of the teeth with little or no use of anesthesia. Less invasive than dental crowns, this painless process involves removing a thin layer of the front tooth enamel and creating an impression of the teeth that will support a new veneer or veneers. After deciding on their proper color, shape and size the custom veneers are made and secured into place. Veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years with proper care and have a number of benefits:
- Painless results in a short period of time
- Naturally stain resistant and won’t get cavities
- Look and feel just like normal healthy teeth
- May strengthen the natural structure of your tooth
- No need to change regular healthy dental hygiene routine
- Long-lasting at 10 to 15 years with regular preventive care
Dental Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers from Dr. Salesky are a great way to enhance your smile if you’re in Southington, Plantsville or Wolcott. In just a few quick appointments, veneers can cover up cosmetic issues like stains, gaps, minor chips, misshapen teeth, and more.
If you’re still not sure whether veneers are right for you, check out these FAQs and feel free to call our team to discuss your dental health needs!
Are Veneers Permanent?
Yes. During the veneer placement process, Dr. Salesky will remove about 0.5mm of enamel from each tooth that will be receiving a veneer. This is done to ensure that the veneers fit perfectly onto your teeth and look completely natural. However, it also means that the process is permanent and irreversible.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Veneers?
Usually, it takes two 1-2 hour appointments over a span of about 3 weeks to have your veneers placed and built. During your initial appointment, your teeth will be prepared for veneers, then impressions and images will be taken of your teeth.
This information is sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be created. Once we’ve received your permanent set of veneers, you’ll come in for your second appointment and Dr. Salesky will bond them into place permanently.
Can Porcelain Veneers Become Stained?
- No. Porcelain is a non-porous material, so you do not have to worry about stains. However, your surrounding teeth and the material used to attach your veneers can still become stained, so it is critical to brush and floss properly to help prevent this. You should also stop smoking or using oral tobacco to prevent discolorations.
How Long Will Veneers Last?
With proper care, veneers can easily last 10-15 years, making them a good long-term investment in your dental health and the appearance of your smile. In addition, if one of your veneers breaks, cracks, or becomes dislodged, it’s quite easy to re-attach or create a new veneer.
How Should I Care For My Veneers?
Simply brush 2-3 times per day and floss once per day, and remember to see Dr. Salesky every six months for a cleaning and oral exam. Additionally, you should wear a night guard if you grind or clench your teeth, and avoid chewing extremely hard or non-food objects with your veneers.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of veneers varies because this is highly depending on how many veneers you need and which teeth will be receiving veneers. To get an accurate estimate of the cost of your treatment, visit Dr. Salesky for a cosmetic consultation.
Have More Questions? Call Us Today!
We understand that the decision to get cosmetic dental treatment can feel intimidating, so we are here to help every step of the way. If you have questions or concerns, we’ll discuss your goals in detail and offer honest advice about cosmetic treatment. To schedule your appointment, contact us at (860) 628-5029, or stop by our office at 15 Cornerstone Ct #3a, Plantsville, CT 06479.