Porcelain Veneers in Wolcott, CT

Traditional veneers are thin, tooth-colored casings that are customized to fit the specific desires of the patient and then applied over the teeth to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Porcelain is a very strong material that can be modified to make teeth appear whiter, straighter, and more uniform. If you are interested in learning more about how porcelain veneers can help you achieve your dream smile, please contact our front office team.

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What are traditional veneers used for?

Veneers can be used to cover a tooth that has been damaged or is very misshapen or discolored. Patients usually opt to cover their front teeth with veneers instead of dental crowns due to the durability of porcelain veneers and how natural they appear. Traditional veneers can also be used by patients who want a complete smile makeover. If they are being used for cosmetic purposes, veneers are applied on all of the front teeth to make each tooth appear more consistent in terms of their size, color, and shape.

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Can you whiten veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining, which means they cannot absorb teeth whitening products. However, this also means that drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine will not stain your veneers the way that they stain natural teeth, which means you won’t have to worry about keeping your smile white! We work with patients to determine their ideal shade of white before their veneers are placed so that they will be completely satisfied with the appearance of their teeth.

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Are porcelain veneers permanent?

For porcelain veneers to be fitted over the teeth, a small amount of enamel must be removed from each tooth so that the veneer will fit comfortably and look natural. Once tooth enamel is removed, a veneer must be placed over the tooth to protect it, making porcelain veneers a permanent treatment. Once they are placed, veneers are a very durable and long-lasting cosmetic treatment, and they likely won’t need to be replaced or altered for many years.

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