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Porcelain Veneers Enhancing Hamden Smiles

Woman smiling, showing off veneers

Did you know that in just two appointments the cosmetic dentists at D’Andrea and Pantera could give you a brand new smile? Maybe that’s why porcelain veneers have become such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. With porcelain veneers in Hamden, you can hide your unsightly teeth and present a smile that is beautiful. If your smile isn’t quite what you’d like it to be, then schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists. Our team is excited to work with you to create a smile that renews your self-confidence and looks completely natural.

What Exactly are Porcelain Veneers?

Whether they are called porcelain veneers, dental veneers or just veneers, these cosmetic overlays create the same the effect: teeth that are the perfect size, shape and color so you have an enviable smile. Veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of high-quality dental porcelain that the dentist adhesively bonds to your front teeth. Once in place, each custom designed and crafted veneer makes the corresponding tooth look precisely correct. So, your incisors look like incisors and bicuspids look like bicuspids.

Hiding Smile Flaws with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ideal for hiding a number of different cosmetic imperfections in your smile such as:


The Porcelain Veneer Process

First, you’ll have a consultation with one of our dentists to determine if porcelain veneers are the correct cosmetic option for your smile. This is the perfect time for you to discuss the kinds of changes you’d like to see happen. From small chips to large fractures, porcelain veneers can cover them all so don’t hesitate to mention anything that bothers you!

Next, the cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure that there are no underlying concerns that need to be taken care of first. Then, once your oral health is confirmed, we’ll take a collection of x-rays, photographs and impressions that will be used to design veneers that fit your mouth perfectly.

Actually bonding the veneers to your teeth requires scheduling two appointments. At the first, the dentist removes a slim layer of enamel from your teeth. This is necessary to ensure a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing fit for your new veneers. Once this step is completed, a temporary set of veneers is put in place to protect your teeth while our lab handcrafts your new permanent smile.

When your customized porcelain veneers arrive, you’ll return to have them bonded to your teeth. Because your own teeth are behind your veneers, you must brush and floss your smile everyday. Regular dental checkups and daily brushing and flossing are essential to ensuring your oral health when you have veneers, as well as the appearance and longevity of your new smile.

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