What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that permanently attach to the enamel surface of your teeth. They are most commonly used to improve the appearance your smile.

Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape to produce a whiter, brighter, natural smile without orthodontics or braces. Porcelain veneers can correct crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, chips, cracks and other aesthetics.

In most cases two dental appointments are required for the veneering process. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a very thin amount of enamel to make room for the veneers. Once the proper amount of enamel is gently removed, an impression of the teeth is made. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where a porcelain dental veneer will be custom-designed.

Porcelain veneers are typically composed of a strong ceramic material. Once the veneers are ready, it’s time for the second visit. The dentist will place each veneer over its designated tooth. This is a good time to check the shape, color, fit and feel. When you and the dentist are pleased the fit and the look, your dentist will use bonding resin cement to permanently attach the porcelain veneers.

With proper care, porcelain veneers will have you smiling for decades to come!

In the Fairfield or Stratford CT area, you can get a ‘Smile Consultation’ and more information about porcelain veneers from Dr. Frank Romano at Romano Dental located at 2240 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.  Phone: 203-372-0881.

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