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Porcelain Veneers – Glastonbury, CT

Transform Your Smile in Two Weeks!

Why Choose Glastonbury Dental Associates for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Digital Imaging & Virtual Smile Design
  • Durable and Long-Lasting Dental Ceramics
  • Fully Customized Esthetics

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Animation of porcelain veneer placement

How do porcelain veneers help you change the look of your teeth? These thin, tooth-shaped shells of porcelain are bonded to the front of your smile, instantly changing the way they look. Chipped, cracked, and gapped teeth can appear intact and untarnished. Your porcelain veneers from our Glastonbury, CT dental office will be completely custom, so you don’t have to worry about the unnatural smile many people fear when considering veneers. Instead, you’ll simply see a new look that you can feel proud to show off! Plus, many people appreciate the fact that porcelain is stain-resistant, which adds to their durability and the satisfaction you’ll feel over the years of wear.

What Does the Process Entail?

Woman's smile compared with tooth color chart

It generally takes only two appointments to complete the porcelain veneers process. For those who’ve suffered with unattractive smiles for years, this seems like a minimal amount of time to wait! The first appointment involves discussing your goals, creating a plan, preparing your teeth, and taking impressions. Then, the information we gather is sent to the dental lab where they make your porcelain veneers. Once they’re ready, you have a second appointment to have them bonded to your teeth. We’ll make sure they’re exactly as you want before we consider the process complete!

Get Started Transforming Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

Woman with beautiful smile

To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Glastonbury Dental Associates. We serve the entire Hartford, CT area from our Glastonbury, CT dental office, and we’re committed to continually providing reliable results for happy, healthy smiles.

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

FAQs

Although you’re excited to fall in love with a beautiful smile, we know you still have several questions before you’re ready to commit to the treatment. We take the time to explain the process and what you can expect during your consultation to ensure you’re confident in your decision. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we receive to help you make the right choice for your smile.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Veneers are versatile. They can be used to correct several imperfections if you’re a candidate for the treatment. Besides your aesthetic concerns, you must also have good oral health. You may need to have cavities treated first. In addition, if you have certain bad habits, like grinding your teeth, your cosmetic dentist may recommend you wear a mouthguard or choose another treatment option. Certain bite or alignment concerns can also prevent you from getting veneers. If you aren’t a candidate, don’t worry, we’ll discuss other options to help you achieve your dream smile.

How are porcelain veneers created?

After your teeth are prepared, we take an impression of your mouth to create your veneers. The dental lab carefully crafts them to meet your exact specifications. They ensure every last detail to match your color, size, and shape needs. This can take a couple of weeks, so you’ll need temporary veneers while you wait. After they are ready, your permanent veneers are bonded to your teeth. They will blend in with your smile, so no one will know they aren’t your natural teeth.

Will my regular teeth be affected?

Unfortunately, you will need to permanently alter your teeth. A small amount of enamel needs to be removed to ensure they sit flush on the teeth. Now, you can keep more of your enamel intact because porcelain allows the veneers to be thinner. This creates a minimally invasive treatment that is virtually pain-free.

How can I care for my veneers?

Your veneers can last for several years with the right care. Although they aren’t subject to decay, your underlying teeth can still get cavities, so you’ll need to maintain your oral hygiene habits. It is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Use a high-quality dental floss to clean in between each tooth. Don’t forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. During your routine exam, your dentist will check your veneers to ensure they are undamaged and securely bonded to your teeth.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

On average, veneers can last for a decade or longer if you care for them correctly. You can help to ensure they last as long as possible by avoiding factors that may cause them to break, like using your teeth as tools, chewing on inedible objects, or biting overly hard foods. It’s also best to wear an athletic mouthguard if you participate in sports.