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Veneers – South Windsor, CT

Spectacular Smiles in Just 2 Appointments

Woman with beautiful smile outdoors

Veneers have long been the secret to those perfect Hollywood smiles you see in the movies and on TV. At South Windsor Dental, you can now get the same treatment and pay less than your favorite stars probably did. Complete with a trusted and skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Curcio, your new smile will look brand-new, making it possible to embrace improved physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Apart from looking your best, you’ll also feel more confident than ever before. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Why Choose South Windsor Dental for Veneers?

What are Dental Veneers?

Custom veneers being held by dental instruments

Veneers are custom-made ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of the teeth, and they can achieve truly spectacular results. The reason they are so popular is that they can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic flaws at the same time, including:

The Process of Getting Veneers

A veneer being placed onto a tooth

When you visit South Windsor Dental to get veneers, you and Dr. Sara Curcio will first discuss what you would like your final result to look like. This will give you a chance to describe your ideal smile, and we even encourage patients to bring pictures of smiles they like.

Once that is all decided, Dr. Curcio will start the process by gently removing a small portion of your natural enamel (so your veneers will lay flat on your teeth), take an impression, and give you a temporary set of veneers so that you can “test drive” your new smile while your real ones are being created. The impression will be sent to a dental lab so that a master ceramist can fabricate your veneers.

You’ll then return to our office after about a week, where Dr. Curcio can bond your veneers to your teeth, and then your new smile will be ready for the world!

The Benefits of Veneers

Up close before and after images of person with veneers

The benefits of veneers are vast. For decades, patients have enjoyed the enhanced look and appeal of these custom restorations. As just one of many cosmetic dental treatment options available, it is no surprise that they are one of the most popular solutions among people of all ages. Some of the most notable benefits you can expect include:

Veneers FAQs

How long do veneers last?

How long your custom veneers last is determined by how well you take care of them. On average, veneers can remain in place for 10-15 years, but this can be shorter or longer – it’s ultimately up to you. You can expect that Dr. Curcio will provide helpful tips to make sure that your new teeth last as long as possible, so it will be up to you to follow these guidelines and minimize potential damage over time.

What is the best way to care for my veneers?

If you want to make sure that your new veneers look and feel good for as long as possible, you’ll want to make sure that you keep these tips in mind:

  • Take proper care of your teeth and gums by continuing to brush twice a day for two minutes. You’ll also want to floss at least once a day (preferably after every meal) and use ADA-approved mouthwash.
  • Keep your six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings with Dr. Curcio so that she can examine your smile and make sure there is no damage to your veneers.
  • Wear proper mouth protection when choosing to play sports or engage in physical activity. This is also true if you suffer from bruxism and need to protect your teeth while you sleep.
  • Develop healthy eating habits that do not consist of copious amounts of sugar, starch, or hard, crunchy foods.
  • Give up unhealthy habits like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, biting your fingernails, eating ice, etc.

How are veneers different from dental crowns?

Dental crowns are designed to restore the strength and health of teeth that are targeted by decay or damage. They are designed to fit over the entire crown so that it remains protected against reinfection or harm. Veneers, however, only cover the front surfaces of teeth that are plagued by cosmetic imperfections (i.e., stains, chips, cracks, gaps, etc.). Although crowns deliver more of a restorative approach, both crowns and veneers can create a more appealing aesthetic because of the natural materials commonly used by dentists.

Can cavities form on veneers?

Veneers themselves cannot develop cavities; however, the teeth that exist underneath can be susceptible to dental decay. If these teeth are not properly cared for over time, cavities can form and result in necessary treatment to avoid more serious oral health problems (i.e., an infection). It’s important not to fall victim to the notion that your smile is safe while wearing veneers. You’ll still need to maintain good oral hygiene so that your pearly whites and gum tissues avoid disease and decay.

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