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Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile. Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in certain situations. They provide a more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline or damage due to an injury. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.

 

Patients may need up to three appointments for the entire procedure: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation and bonding. To prepare the teeth for the veneers, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anesthetic. Composite resin veneers are generally done in one appointment. After the tooth is prepared, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material onto your teeth. For ceramic veneers, a mold is taken of the teeth, which is sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers. This may take several days. When your ceramic veneers are ready, the dentist places each veneer on the teeth to check their fit and shade or color. While the veneers are resting on your teeth, you will be able to view the results before they are cemented. The color cannot be altered after veneers are cemented. Our skilled lab technicians are on site to ensure a perfect color match. To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. Once a special cement is sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, a light beam hardens the cement.

 

For about a week or two, you may go through a period of adjustment as you get used to your "new" teeth that have changed in size and shape. Brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, we will schedule a follow up visit.

 

Veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements. It's not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth. Nevertheless, this procedure can greatly enhance your smile and can heighten self-esteem.

 

Avon Dental Group – 860.673.0451 – Complete Dental Services for Your Entire Family

Avon Dentist. Dr. Frank Lombardi, Dr. Robert Breckinridge, Dr. Peter Knowles, Dr. Daniel Geelan and Dr. Gregory Solof provides Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist to the following locations: Simsbury, Canton, Farmington. Simsbury Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist in Avon, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington, Connecticut.

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