Push the Rest Button on Your Smile Today!
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gupta offers smile transformation with porcelain veneers. Fast and effective, esthetic veneers can transform a discolored, worn, or misaligned smile into a magnificent work of art. With veneers, you'll experience an entirely new image in just two visits to our dentist office. Call us to schedule your cosmetic consultation today. Dr. Gupta serves patients in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Trumbull.
Porcelain Veneers: A Truly Comprehensive Solution
So, what exactly are porcelain veneers? Veneers are ultra-thin sheaths that are made to bond to the visible surfaces of teeth. They are mainly used for teeth visible in your smile and are ideal for hiding many imperfections at the same time. After bonding to your teeth, you may have trouble recognizing yourself in the mirror at first, especially if you’ve had imperfect teeth for a very long time.
Not sure if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers? If you practice routine oral care at home and aren’t suffering from any dental disease (i.e. tooth decay or gum infections) then you’re more than likely a candidate for porcelain veneers!
The Cosmetic Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are ideal for fixing a wide variety of imperfections in teeth. The most common issues people report include:
- Permanent discoloration not affected by teeth whitening
- Cracks and chips
- Minor gaps in between teeth
- Teeth that appear misshapen or too small
- A benefit of choosing porcelain veneers to hide your imperfections is you likely won’t need any other cosmetic treatments once they’re placed. They’re ideal for those who want to fix gaps in their smile without pursuing orthodontics. Plus, there’s no need to have teeth whitening treatments performed; porcelain does not respond to bleaching agents, so keep this in mind if you were considering it before learning about veneers.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
More often than not, your treatment will require two appointments to complete. The first is for examining your smile, performing a thorough cleaning, and making sure we understand exactly what your cosmetic goals are before treatment. Then, we’ll begin removing a very small amount of enamel so the veneers look natural once they’re bonded to your teeth. An impression of your smile will be taken afterwards so a dental lab can create your new veneers. The fabrication process takes about two weeks to complete, during which you’ll wear temporary veneers to help you get used to your new smile.
Once the veneers are made, you’ll come back to have them fitted. If for any reason they do not meet your expectations, we’ll work with you to get replacements made.
How to Make Your Veneers Last
With the right care, porcelain veneers can last at least 10 years! As long as you don’t use your teeth as a tool or skip your oral care routine, you can rest knowing that your veneers will stay beautiful. Thanks to porcelain’s natural stain-resistant properties and smooth surface, you won’t need to worry about stains nearly as much! However, brushing after eating a meal containing richly-pigmentated foods definitely won’t hurt.