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Porcelain Veneers – Bloomfield, CT

Hide What You Dislike About Your Smile

young woman’s perfect smile

Do you hold back from smiling because you are all too aware of the aesthetic imperfections in your teeth? If you do, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. This remarkable dental treatment can quickly disguise a range of flaws and transform the way your teeth look. You may even receive a big confidence boost as well! When you are ready to discover if veneers are a fit for your circumstances, contact Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield to schedule your consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

woman smiling with veneer colors in front of her face

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that we attach to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. They thereby hide the natural tooth and present a whole new look to the world. Some of the flaws that porcelain veneers can disguise include:

  • Discoloration
  • Cracks and chips
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Slightly misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Asymmetrical teeth

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

woman smiling biting an apple

The porcelain veneer process takes place across two appointments. At the first appointment, we prepare the teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them; this is necessary to ensure that the veneers do not make your smile look bulky or unnatural. Then, we take impressions of the teeth. We send the impressions, along with detailed notes about the design of your veneers, to the dental laboratory that will fabricate them. You will wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being created. When they are ready, you will return to our office so we can verify their fit before we attach them to your teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Some of the most outstanding benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Porcelain is very tough. It can stand up to all the rigors of everyday eating and drinking. With proper care, your veneers may last for 10 years or longer.
  • Stain resistance. Porcelain is nonporous, which means that it does not absorb pigments like natural tooth enamel. You can therefore expect your veneers to maintain their original brilliance for many years.
  • You can opt for just one veneer to disguise a particularly unattractive tooth, or you can receive a full set of 4 – 8 veneers for a total smile transformation.
  • Veneers are designed to suit your facial features and personal preferences. We will work with you to ensure that their color, size, and shape produce a final result that is both natural-looking and beautiful.

How to Know if Veneers Are Right for You

The best way to find out if veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. In general, though, candidates for this procedure:

  • Have noticeable flaws in their teeth that they would like to hide
  • Are free of gum disease
  • Have adequate tooth enamel to support the veneers
  • Do not grind their teeth
  • Have excellent oral hygiene habits
  • Are prepared to fulfill the financial obligation that comes with the treatment (veneers are an elective procedure, which means that dental insurance does not provide any coverage for them)