Hiding chips, cracks, and discoloration in your smile won’t always mean undergoing invasive dental work. At Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates in Norwalk, Connecticut, Eric Klein, DDS, and the expert dental team create custom-made veneers to alter the shape, size, or color of the teeth in the front of your mouth. Call the dental practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.
Veneers are porcelain shells that cover the surface of your front teeth, which you can see when you smile. These custom-made coverings hide imperfections in your teeth, such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. Porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant, so you don’t need to invest in professional teeth whitening treatments if your smile is lackluster.
Veneers can resolve numerous cosmetic dental concerns, including:
If your front teeth are slightly crooked, veneers can help them appear straighter and more uniform for a polished aesthetic.
The planning and placement process for veneers typically takes two visits to Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates. If you’re interested in veneers, the team welcomes you to come in for a consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate.
Planning for veneers requires a comprehensive dental exam that includes a teeth cleaning and digital X-rays. Once the team plans your treatment, they prepare your teeth for veneers. This process involves removing about 0.5mm of enamel from the surface of your teeth. Removing a small portion of enamel ensures your veneers appear natural once placed.
Next, the team takes digital impressions to create your porcelain veneers. The fabrication process takes about two to three weeks. You’ll wear temporary veneers while you wait.
When you return to the office, the team removes your temporary veneers and places your permanent restorations. They may make a few small adjustments before cementing the veneers in place, restoring your chewing abilities right away.
If you are not a candidate for teeth whitening because of tooth damage or sensitivity, veneers are a long-lasting alternative. Veneers don’t require maintenance or touch-up treatments like teeth whitening does, so you can enjoy your smile for several years.
If you have veneers, you should avoid chewing on hard foods, such as dense candies or ice. The team may also recommend investing in a night guard if you have bruxism (teeth grinding), which causes your teeth to gnash together.
Call Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.