Discolored, cracked, or otherwise flawed teeth can affect your overall appearance and be detrimental to your confidence. At Family Dental Practice of Newington, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments that can address such issues, including porcelain veneers. This procedure has already helped countless celebrities and everyday folks alike to achieve ideal teeth. It may be able to help you as well. When you are ready to learn more, contact us to schedule your cosmetic consultation.
A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that we affix to the front of a tooth. Its purpose is to change the tooth’s appearance by covering flaws like discoloration, minor misalignment, chips, and more. We custom-design each veneer to work with a patient’s natural facial features and dental structures. Some patients receive just one veneer to cover a particularly unattractive tooth, whereas others opt for a full set of 4 – 8 veneers to create a total smile transformation.
First, we will make sure that you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. We may also suggest that you get your teeth whitened and/or cleaned prior to receiving them. Once any preliminary treatments are complete, the porcelain veneer process will take place over the course of two appointments.
At your first appointment, we will prepare your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel. We do this to ensure that the veneers will not make your smile look bulky or unnatural. Then, we will take impressions of the teeth. The impressions, along with detailed notes about the design of the veneers, get sent to the dental laboratory that will fabricate them. At your second appointment, we will verify that the veneers fit before we attach them to the teeth.
Some of the primary benefits of porcelain veneers include:
If you are free of gum disease, have healthy tooth enamel, and want a long-term solution to the aesthetic imperfections in your teeth, you are probably an excellent candidate for veneers. To find out for sure if they will work for you, visit us for a consultation. We will answer your questions, give you a cost estimate, and hopefully get you on the road to achieving your ideal smile.