Applying veneers is one of the fastest ways make major improvements to a person’s smile without surgery. Veneers are thin, specially designed shells that are applied to the front surface of the teeth to mask noticeable issues and flaws. Some of the issues that can be addressed using veneers include spacing problems, misaligned teeth, worn down teeth and minor discoloration.
The exterior tooth enamel can become worn or damaged over time. Many people also have issues such as misalignment, gaps and crooked teeth. These problems can cause an otherwise perfect smile to appear unattractive. With veneers, we can mask many of these issues and help the smile appear more pleasing. This is made possible thanks to the effectiveness of veneers in hiding damaged tooth enamel, enhancing tooth color and adjusting tooth contour and thickness.
At Fairfield Smiles, we offer multiple types and brands of veneers including:
- Traditional veneers
- Porcelain veneers
- No-Prep veneers
Each type provides its own set of advantages. Our experts will help you choose the best option for your specific needs.
Some types of veneers may require us to prepare the teeth prior to application. This typically involves shaving off some outer tooth enamel and using an acidic etching solution to roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth. Many types of veneers are able to bond more easily after these preparations.
All of our veneers are stain-resistant and designed to prevent permanent discoloration caused by exposure to dark-colored beverages and foods. They are also all secured using the same type of dental-grade adhesive that will keep them in place. Veneers can be cared for in mostly the same manner as untreated teeth; however, patients should make sure to avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes and abrasive toothpastes, as they may scrape away at the veneers over time. In most cases, a set of veneers will last for about ten years.
A set of veneers can significantly improve the look of your smile. Our experts are happy to discuss the options available to you. Please call us at 203-423-3833 to schedule an appointment.