Are you concerned about stained or chipped teeth affecting your smile? Along with gaps, damaged or discolored teeth may make you feel self-conscious about your pearly whites. To help you feel content with your smile, Stamford Dental Group offers veneers as a solution to get you to smile comfortably.
At Stamford Dental Group, our mission is to provide you with excellent and fulfilling dentistry that you can smile about. Our medical staff are experts in dentistry and are here to help realize your goals of a perfect smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and explore our treatment options!
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain to provide additional strength to your teeth. These porcelain pieces are made personally for each patient to contour their teeth. Once they are bonded to the tooth’s enamel, they resemble a natural-looking tooth. Veneers are less invasive option than braces or dental crowns. To learn more about veneers, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!
Veneers can be used to fix tiny misalignments or close up gaps between teeth. This advanced and permanent solution can also be used to brighten up teeth, correct fractures, and neaten your smile.
As the veneer process begins, a local anesthesia may be applied based on the patient’s sensitivity. Our dental experts will cleanse the tooth to better determine the correct shade of color for the veneer. To make room for the veneer on the tooth, a very small amount of enamel of the tooth will be removed. A replicative design to your natural teeth will be created so that the veneer best matches the color of those surrounding it. Once the veneer has been made, it will be cleaned and carefully implanted onto the treatment site with an adhesive. Any excess material will be removed and the veneer will be polished. Patients will schedule a follow up appointment with our dental experts to ensure your comfort and determine if any alterations need to be made.
Don’t let a broken tooth keep you from smiling. If a chipped or discolored tooth is causing you discomfort, veneers are a solution to consider. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if veneers are your key to a brighter, healthier smile!
Determining if a veneer is suitable or a full-coverage crown is required depends on the extent of the tooth's defects and the remaining amount of healthy tooth structure. For teeth with imperfections that cannot be remedied with a teeth whitening procedure, dental veneers often provide the desired cosmetic improvements. However, a significantly undersized, misshapen, chipped, or darkly stained tooth usually requires a full coverage crown.
Porcelain veneers are fabricated from the highest grade of dental ceramics, which reflect light in much the same way as the enamel of natural teeth. In addition to this feature, dental porcelain is resistant to stains and discolorations, keeping your smile white and vibrant for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin customized facings that become strong and durable once bonded to the underlying teeth. With proper hygiene and routine dental care, veneers provide a cosmetic solution that not only looks and feels completely natural but is also long lasting.
However, just as harmful oral habits can affect your natural teeth, they can also cause damage to your veneers. To prevent chipping, cracking, or dislodging a veneer, avoid nail biting, chewing on hard candies, ice, pens, or pencils, and opening bottles or other objects with your teeth. Also, remember to protect your smile on the playing field by wearing a properly fitted sports mouthguard.
Tooth grinding or bruxism is another important consideration in care. If you clench or grind your teeth, you may need to wear a night guard to help protect your new smile or discuss other options with our office.
As versatile as they are beautiful, dental veneers can be applied to a single tooth in need of cosmetic improvement or multiple front teeth to dramatically improve the look of your smile. Whatever the case may be, dental veneers provide highly satisfying results to create a smile; you'll feel confident sharing with the world.
Among the many benefits offered by dental veneers is their ability to mask a range of imperfections at once. In addition to covering stains or discolorations on the front surface of a tooth, the size and shape of a veneer can also be customize to improve the tooth's contours and dimensions. At the same time veneers create a whiter and more vibrant smile; they can also lengthen or widen a tooth, close minor gaps, and address other minor alignment issues.
The two most common types of veneers are porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, and composite veneers. Although porcelain veneers are the most commonly offered option in care, composite veneers fabricated directly on the tooth can also achieve excellent results. You may have also heard the term no-prep veneer. It refers to a type of porcelain veneer that requires little to no preparation of the underlying dental enamel. At your consultation visit, we'll discuss your best options in care.
Once they're in place, your veneers are also easy to care for and maintain. Simply by brushing, flossing, and visiting our office for periodic checkups, you can successfully protect and preserve your new and beautiful smile.
Although certain procedures that are considered cosmetic may not be covered by dental insurance, veneers remain a worthwhile investment in your smile. Based on the unique considerations of each case, we develop treatment plans that consider specific dental needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. Our experienced and friendly office staff can address all your insurance questions and review various payment and financing options.
At the office of Stamford Dental Group, LLC, we value patient input and pay close attention to your treatment goals, concerns, and expectations in care. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we recognize that every smile is unique and never take a “one size fits all” approach to care. We utilize the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatment methods to assess your smile and to design your porcelain veneers for a precise fit and optimal aesthetics.
As experienced providers of care, we provide highly personalized treatment, combining state-of-the-art technology with an artistic touch to produce long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing results of care.