Porcelain Veneers – Bloomfield, CT

Say Goodbye to
Your Smile’s Flaws

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

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 to discuss smile transforming porcelain veneers in Bloomfield, CT.

Why Choose Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Treatment Tailored to Your Preferences
  • Highly Trained Dental Team
  • Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Results

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Closeup of smile compared to porcelain veneer shade chart

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?

Animated smile during porcelain veneer placement

The porcelain veneer process usually 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 dental office so we can verify their fit before we attach them to your teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Man and woman with flawless smiles after porcelain veneer treatment

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 Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You

Woman sharing flawless smile after porcelain veneer treatment

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)

Veneer FAQs

Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile with veneers in Bloomfield

If you are thinking about transforming your smile with veneers in Bloomfield, our team is ready to help you. Before you schedule your consultation, however, you may want to gather more information about the road ahead. To help you out, we have put together a list of answers to some frequently asked questions about this treatment. If you want further explanation on anything you find here, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are considered to be a permanent treatment. Although your first set of veneers will not last forever, they will eventually need to be replaced with new ones (or another type of restoration). This is because while preparing your teeth for veneers, your cosmetic dentist in Bloomfield will have to remove a small portion of enamel from your teeth. This can make the teeth extra-sensitive and may affect their appearance. The enamel will not ever grow back, so your teeth will always need something to protect them. Do not let the long-term nature of veneers scare you. Most patients who commit to them have no regrets about their decision!

Is There Anything I Cannot Eat with Veneers?

As part of your veneer treatment process, you will have to wear temporary veneers for a time. Temporary veneers are more fragile than their permanent counterparts, so you will have to take some precautions with them. For example, you should not use them to bite down on hard foods like ice and raw vegetables. You should also stay away from sticky foods that might tug the veneers off your teeth. Additionally, temporary veneers may stain, so you should limit your intake of dark foods and beverages. When you receive your permanent veneers, you should be able to eat virtually anything in moderation.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers do not change the position of teeth, so they cannot actually correct bite problems. If you have serious dental misalignment, you should undergo orthodontic treatment before getting veneers. However, if your misalignment is minor, veneers may be able to disguise it. For example, veneers can hide a small gap between the teeth. They can also make teeth look longer, thereby hiding an open bite.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The number of veneers that you will need will depend on your goals for treatment. If you just want to correct one or two particularly unsightly teeth, veneers can usually be used for that. Most patients, though, opt for a full set of veneers to cover all or most of the teeth that are visible when they smile. For such individuals, they might receive 6 – 8 veneers or more. While many people choose to get veneers only on their top teeth, some choose to get them on the bottom teeth as well. During your consultation, we will be able to tell you how many veneers may be necessary to achieve your smile goals.