Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Norwalk CT

Dental veneers are thin, light shells that cover the front of the teeth. They are also called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. It enhances the appearance of patients and can be customized for each individual. It can alter the patient’s appearance by changing their size, shape, length or color.

These veneers can either be made from porcelain or resin composite material. They are easy to stain and look like natural teeth. The disadvantages of resin ones are that they require less tooth surface to remove. Talk to your dentist about the best veneer material for you.

What kind of problems can dental veneers fix?

For the treatment of the following issues, dental veneers in Norfolk CT can be used:

  • Coloration can be caused by drugs, root canal treatments or too much fluoride.
  • Broken, chipped, or worn down teeth
  • Uneven, unevenly shaped, or misaligned Teeth (for example, if there are bulges and craters in your teeth).
  • Gaps between the teeth

How do you get dental veneers?

You will need to make at least three appointments in order to get a veneer for your teeth. One for consultation and two for the making and application of the veneer. The procedure can only be performed on one or more teeth at a time. Below is a description of the procedure:

Planning and analysis of the treatment: This is the most important step. The dentist will discuss with you the reasons for the veneer. To ensure veneers are the best choice, the dentist will inspect the teeth. Next, the dentist will explain the procedure and its limitations to you. To get a better idea, they may take x-rays and create impressions of your mouth and teeth.

Preparation: About 0.5mm of enamel will be removed by the dentist. This is nearly equal to the width that will be added to the veneer. You will need to discuss with your dentist the use of local anesthetic to numb the area before removing the enamel. The dentist will create a replica of the tooth structure and send it to a laboratory. The veneers will be ready for the dentist in one to two weeks. Temporary veneers are available for those with unsightly teeth.

Bonding: Your dentist will bond the veneer to your tooth in order to make sure it fits. They will trim the veneer if it does not fit. You can change the color of the veneer by using a different colour of cement. Next, your tooth will need to be etched and cleaned in order to ensure that the veneer is properly adhered. The veneer will then be properly placed and adjusted after the special cement has been applied. The cement chemicals are activated by using a light beam. Next, final adjustments will be made and an evaluation of your bite will take place. You may be asked by your dentist to make another appointment to ensure everything is in order.