Dental Veneers Windsor, CT

Dental Veneers

What makes a smile beautiful? That’s a complex question, but some qualities of a lovely smile are immediately identifiable: good tooth color, shape and alignment are a few of the most important ones. If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you’re looking for.

You may already know that a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, a veneer is a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That’s because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain like tooth enamel does.

Recent years have brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain technology. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel — as thin as the veneer itself — needs to be removed to fit the new porcelain surface and make it look as lifelike as possible. Either way, the results are sure to make you smile.

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Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:

  • Color — Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we like, from smoking, and even normal aging. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest Hollywood white.
  • Size & Shape — Teeth can become worn down from grinding habits, or may not have the shape or size you want to begin with. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and squarer teeth more masculine. Veneers can be shaped and sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.
  • Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.
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Located right off Exit 38 off I 91 in Windsor, Ct, New England Dental Center is committed to being your local, complete cosmetic dental solution.  Established as a multispecialty group practice in 1980, we provide the dental care you need and deserve in one convenient location.  We want to help you begin your journey to a healthy and happy smile.

Limitations of Porcelain Veneers

There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.

Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain veneers is to communicate exactly what you don’t like about your smile as it is now. It’s a great idea to bring in pictures of smiles you do like, as a starting point for discussion. It’s possible to see how veneers would look on your teeth in one of several ways. A model of your teeth can be created over which wax “veneers” can be placed; sometimes acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material can be placed directly onto your teeth to demonstrate the effect veneers would have on them.

Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, if this step is necessary. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. When the veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth. Need to straighten your teeth? Invisalign can be a cost efficient option.

Caring for Your Veneers

Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health. And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples — which isn’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers — and your investment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many teeth is a full set of veneers?

Teeth Covered in a Full Set of Veneers:

Varies:

o   Typically includes the front 6 to 10 teeth on both the top and bottom.

o   Number depends on individual smile and preferences.

How many teeth can be covered with veneers?

Teeth Covered with Veneers:

Customizable:

o   Any number of teeth can be veneered based on individual needs.

o   Commonly done on visible front teeth.

Is there a downside to veneers?

Downsides of Veneers:

Irreversible Process:

o   Requires removal of enamel.

Cost:

o   Relatively expensive compared to other cosmetic options.

How much is a full top set of veneers?

Cost of Full Top Set of Veneers:

Varies:

o Generally ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.

o Influenced by factors like materials and dentist’s expertise.

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Are veneers worth the cost?

Value of Veneers:

Cosmetic Enhancement:

o Effective for transforming smiles.

Durability:

o Long-lasting with proper care.

Boost in Confidence:

o Can be emotionally rewarding.

What happens to teeth under veneers?

Tooth Preparation for Veneers:

Enamel Removal:

o   Thin layer of enamel is shaved off.

o   Ensures veneers fit properly.

Can you go back to normal teeth after veneers?

Reversibility of Veneers:

Irreversible Process:

o   No, enamel removal is permanent.

o   Veneers or alternative treatments needed for restoration.

Are veneers painful?

Pain During Veneer Placement:

Minimal Discomfort:

o   Local anesthesia often used.

o   Sensitivity may occur temporarily after the procedure.

Can you get cavities with veneers?

Cavity Risk with Veneers:

Possibility:

o   Veneers themselves don’t decay.

o   Adjacent natural teeth need proper care to prevent cavities.

How much tooth has to be removed for veneers?

Tooth Removal for Veneers:

Varies:

o   Generally, a thin layer of enamel (about 0.5 mm) is removed.

o   Amount depends on specific case and type of veneer.