Dental Veneers in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide dental veneers in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic solution for teeth that are healthy but unsightly. They can correct a wide variety of issues without the need for dental crowns. Please note that dental veneers must be placed in a healthy mouth, so any existing dental health problems must be treated first. In addition, a treatment such as Invisalign may be needed alongside veneers if your teeth are very misaligned. For those whose teeth are healthy and reasonably straight, though, dental veneers may be the best choice. People get veneers for many reasons, including but not limited to:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Serious discoloration
- Slight crookedness or misalignment
- Tooth size or shape concerns
- Uneven tooth lengths
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells that fit over the teeth. A slight layer of tooth enamel is removed to ensure a perfect fit, and the veneers are bonded tightly to the teeth with a dental cement that hardens under a special light.
There are two basic types of dental veneers, each with its own pros and cons. Your dentist will help you decide which veneers are best for you.
Porcelain Veneers: Although they are the most expensive option, porcelain veneers are also the most aesthetic, natural looking, durable dental veneers. With proper care, they can last for decades. Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted in a lab to precise specifications, and they mirror the sheen and translucency of natural teeth. You and your dentist will select the shape, size, length, color, and fit of the veneers.
Composite Veneers: Composite resin veneers are a mid-range option. Fully customizable, they may be created in a dental lab or right in the office. However, they are more susceptible to staining than porcelain veneers, and are not quite as translucent as natural teeth. In addition, they do not typically last as long as porcelain veneers.
Like all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, there is no single solution for everyone. If you and your dentist decide that veneers make sense for you, your dentist will help you choose the type that best fits both your needs and your budget.
Regardless of which type of veneers you select, it is important to shy away from the idea of the “perfect” smile. The best smile for you is the one that fits you and appears natural. Your dentist will consider your smile preferences, along with your features and coloring, to design a smile that is uniquely you.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment.