If you are looking for a dramatic improvement to your smile, then veneers might be the perfect option for you. Veneers can make incredible changes to the whiteness and shape of your teeth, giving you a smile that you can feel confident about.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are custom fit to your teeth. Veneers are bonded and then dried with a high intensity curing light. Veneers are placed on the front surface of your tooth for maximum aesthetic value. That means natural and attractive looking teeth.Veneers can be used to fix crooked, chipped, yellowed, worn down or uneven teeth. Veneers can also be used to fix abnormally spaced teeth that have large, undesirable gaps.
Types Of Veneers
There are different types of veneers to choose from, and with pros and cons to each.
Composite veneers are applied during your appointment. These veneers fix minor cosmetic issues like cracked or chipped teeth. Composite veneers can also be used, on occasion to fix mildly crooked teeth and fill in small gaps between the front teeth only.
Composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers and the treatment time is shorter. Composite veneers are not stain resistant or give the finished look that you would get from other materials such as porcelain.
The transformative effect that porcelain veneers can provide you are incredible. Porcelain veneers will require several appointments to create the ideal smile for you.
Porcelain veneers are tailored to your mouth and desired tooth color and shape. They are also resistant to staining and are ideal for teeth that have mild to severe dental issues, like discoloration or cracks. So, if you are looking for a long-lasting smile, porcelain veneers are the ideal choice for you.
Caring For Your Veneers
You will take care of your veneers just as you would your natural teeth. We suggest that you brush and floss using a non-abrasive, fluoride toothpaste and dental floss.
Veneers last many years, but at some point will need to be replaced even if you are meticulous in caring for them, but with a great oral hygiene routine, you can extend the life of your veneers. We recommend you limit foods that are stain-inducing, like coffee, certain teas, smoking and other damaging activities in order to maintain your veneers and ensure they last for many years.
Want A Perfect Smile? Contact Us
If you are interested in learning more about veneers, make an appointment for a consultation. Call Fairfield Periodontics today at 203.878.8596 today!