Veneers can truly transform your smile when you’re dealing with issues like worn teeth, misshapen teeth, or a gap between your front teeth. At Trusty Dental in Riverside, Connecticut, the dedicated dental care team personalizes dental veneers for a perfect fit and beautiful smile. Reach out to the office by phone or through the online appointment tool to learn more.
Veneers are super-thin layers of tooth-colored material like porcelain or composite resin that cover the front part of your teeth. Usually, veneers are preferred for front teeth like the incisors, while crowns are better for load-bearing teeth like the molars.
Veneers are normally classified as cosmetic restorations because they're often part of a smile makeover. Veneers can improve your teeth in numerous ways, including:
Veneers are a very simple and easy way to enhance your smile, and they look just like your natural teeth.
There are two main options for veneer materials: porcelain and composite resin.
Porcelain panels are a good veneer material because they're natural looking and easy to match to your tooth color. Porcelain is generally the more costly veneer material and it requires more prep than composite resin veneers.
Composite resin is a putty-like substance that’s also used in tooth-colored fillings and other types of dental bonding. It’s a budget-friendly option for veneers that generally requires less prep than porcelain. However, composite resin veneers don’t last as long as their porcelain counterparts.
The Trusty Dental team helps you evaluate the veneer options so you can select the one that best suits your needs.
Your Trusty Dental provider shapes your tooth to prep it for the veneer. This shaping involves removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel for porcelain veneers or a solution that roughens the tooth surface for composite resin veneers.
If you get composite resin veneers, your provider may apply your veneers on the same day. If you get porcelain veneers, you’ll need a temporary veneer for a week or two. Then, you’ll return for permanent porcelain veneer placement.
If you take care of your veneers through good oral hygiene and regular teeth cleanings, they can last for a number of years. Teeth whitening doesn’t affect veneers, so it’s best to whiten your teeth first and then get your new veneers to match the desired color.
Use the online booking tool or call Trusty Dental today to get veneers that transform your smile.