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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by the Cromwell Dental team. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. We may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it.

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WHY VENEERS?

  • > To correct stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth
  • > In some instances veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth

What can I expect during the procedure?

Veneers typically require two visits. In the first visit, a small amount of enamel will be removed to accommodate the veneer. An impression of the prepared tooth or teeth will be taken at this time. You will leave the office with a temporary veneer in place to protect the tooth and maintain esthetics and function while the final veneer is fabricated at the lab.

If large changes to your tooth shape or size are being made you may be asked to stay in the temporary veneers for a month or more to ensure you are happy and comfortable with the look and feel of the veneers.

When the lab has finished fabricating the veneers (a minimum of about 3 weeks) you will return to Cromwell Dental and the temporary veneers will be removed. The permanent veneers will then be bonded (glued) to your teeth.

 

What can I expect after the veneers are placed?

We may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. It is likely we will recommend you wear a night guard after the veneers are placed to protect your beautiful new smile!

 

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Untreated dental disease can lead to serious long-term problems. The American Dental Association recommends all adults and children visit a dentist every six months. Whether you're a current or future client we hope to see you soon!