The doctors of Dental Associates in Farmington CT, have gone through extensive training learning how to provide beautiful dental veneers that are life-like in appearance.
Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can provide a dramatic smile makeover. Veneers can be applied to one or several teeth for any of the following aesthetic reasons:
• Correction of gaps between teeth
• Correction of uneven lengths
• Correct slightly misaligned teeth
• Correct discoloration
• Restore chipped teeth
• Correct teeth that are slightly crooked
• Change the size or shape of teeth.
Veneers cover the front of the tooth surface and slightly wrap around the sides and biting edge of the tooth. In most cases, each tooth receiving a veneer will be carefully prepared prior to the veneer fabrication and placement. This preparation involves removing a thin (usually less than one millimeter) layer of enamel from the natural tooth in the areas that will be covered by the veneer. This allows the veneer to ﬁt seamlessly with the contours of the natural tooth. The veneers are attached using a thin but strong bonding material. The material hardens when cured by a specialized light.
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There are two primary types of veneers:
Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers are the longestlasting and most aesthetically-pleasing type of veneer. They are created in a lab to the exact speciﬁcations of the dentist and mimic the look of natural enamel, using multiple thin
layers of porcelain. The size, color, shape, and ﬁt are fully customized.
Composite Veneers – Made using composite resin, these may be made in the dental ofﬁce or in a dental lab and are less expensive than porcelain veneers. They can alter the appearance of tooth color, size, or shape and can be an effective solution for less extensive cosmetic improvements. They are fully customized as are the porcelain veneers, but the composite material is somewhat susceptible to staining and does not last as long as porcelain.