Shapiro Family Dental
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Wethersfield, CT
Chips, cracks, or gaps shouldn’t prevent you from having an attractive smile. The team at Shapiro Family Dental in Wethersfield, Connecticut, provides custom-made veneers that can enhance your appearance and oral health. Veneers are bonded over natural teeth to conceal smile imperfections. The result is a transformed smile you can show off confidently. To see how veneers can boost your self-confidence, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layerings made of porcelain that are bonded over teeth to help improve the appearance of smile flaws. With a set of veneers, you can hide cosmetic concerns and show off a healthier-looking smile.
At Shapiro Family Dental, the team bonds veneers over your natural teeth using a strong dental adhesive. This procedure is a great option to enhance your smile, particularly if you’re dealing with:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Missing teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth or a bad bite
Veneers are sturdy and durable enough to last, and you don’t have to alter your diet. So you don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite foods and live in fear of damaging them.
What is the process of getting veneers like?
The first step of getting your new veneers made and placed is coming into the office to have the team at Shapiro Family Dental take comprehensive impressions of your teeth. These impressions will then be used to make your new veneers.
Once your dentist has your veneer measurements, they file down your teeth slightly in a simple, safe procedure. This reduces the size of certain teeth to give your veneers enough room to fit.
Then, an outside dental lab custom-produces your new veneers, according to Shapiro Family Dental’s specifications. It typically takes 1-2 weeks to finish a new set of veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return for a follow-up visit for a fitting to ensure comfort and proper function. At this visit, the team at Shapiro Family Dental uses a strong dental adhesive to bond your veneers to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
A new set of veneers can transform your appearance for the better, providing you with an incredible boost in self-confidence. Best of all, unlike many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the process involves no oral surgery or any invasive dental work.
Beyond the cosmetic benefits, veneers also help restore your oral health. Chipped or cracked teeth often negatively impact essential functions such as chewing, speech, and digestion. Veneers can vastly improve these functions and, in the process, restore your overall quality of life.
How long do veneers last?
As long as you take good care of them, your veneers can last up to 15 years, if not more. However, the lifespan of your new veneers often depends on you. It’s important that you treat your veneers just like you would your natural teeth. Continue brushing and flossing regularly, and maintain your regularly scheduled checkups to monitor your veneers.
To find out if a set of veneers is the right solution for you, set up a consultation with the team at Shapiro Family Dental today by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.