Vanessa Castro, DDS
Dentist located in Brookfield, CT
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and what it means for your smile, veneers are an ideal solution for fixing imperfections and restoring confidence. Vanessa Castro, DDS, and the team at Newbury Dental in Brookfield, Connecticut, add thin sheets of porcelain to your existing teeth to improve their appearance. Call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment to learn more about veneers today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
A type of cosmetic dental enhancement, veneers improve the appearance of your smile with whiter, brighter-looking teeth, and fix mild imperfections in tooth alignment or spacing. Veneers are pieces of thin porcelain that sit on your existing teeth, offering long-lasting results.
Can veneers fix my teeth?
Veneers can’t replace missing teeth or stop existing decay, but they’re a great solution for fixing common dental imperfections, including:
- Spaces and gaps between teeth
- Slightly misaligned or crooked teeth
- Mild chips in teeth
Braces and crowns are sometimes used to fix the same dental problems, but veneers are a quicker and more affordable option. Veneers are ideal for people with healthy gums and teeth.
If you have cavities or need restoration work, Newbury Dental requires that you first get your teeth professionally cleaned and repaired before scheduling an appointment for veneers.
Can I get veneers in a single appointment?
You need a dental exam and professional cleaning before you can schedule an appointment for veneers. Dr. Castro determines if you’re a candidate for veneers during the exam, and if so, the team takes X-rays and makes an impression of your mouth and teeth at the first appointment. You then need a second appointment to apply the veneers.
During the return visit, your teeth are prepped for veneers. Dr. Castro removes a thin layer of enamel. The fit and color of the veneer are checked, and then it’s cemented securely into place.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are not a permanent cosmetic dental procedure. When cared for properly, they last 7-15 years. Proper care for veneers is identical to maintaining your overall dental health. You want to brush and floss twice daily and keep your annual dental exams at Newbury Dental.
Porcelain veneers naturally resist staining, but to maintain your bright, new smile, you should avoid drinking a lot of coffee or red wine, which can cause discoloration.
To find out if veneers can fix your teeth imperfections and improve your smile, call Newbury Dental or schedule your appointment online today.