Dr. Schechter's Dental Discussion

Posts for: February, 2016

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
February 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Discover whether this cosmetic procedure is a great option for your smile needs.

Are you looking for a simple and easy way to restore your smile? Are you embarrassed by how your smile looks? Do you find yourself Veneers smiling less and less? This doesn’t need to happen to you any longer. Turn to your Milford, CT family dentist, Dr. Bruce Schechter, to find out if veneers are the best option for your smile.

You are Prepared to Have Veneers for Life

Veneers make it easy for so many of our patients to get the smiles they want. It’s minimally invasive and doesn’t require as much tooth preparation as getting dental crowns. Plus, most patients can get their new smile in just three visits. Of course, some tooth preparation is often necessary before you get veneers.

Tooth preparation involves shaving down about 0.5 millimeter of tooth enamel to make room for the added bulk of the veneers. While this can usually be performed painlessly without even needing anesthesia, it’s important to note that this is not reversible. So once your teeth have been prepared you will wear your veneers for the rest of your life.

You Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

As with any cosmetic dental procedure you will need to have impeccable oral hygiene. This means that your smile is free of cavities and gum disease. If we detect any of these issues during you consultation they will need to be treated before you get veneers. Even once you get your veneers you will need to floss daily and brush at least twice a day to make sure that decay and other issues do not ruin your new smile.

You See Your Milford, CT Dentist Routinely

Just as at-home oral care is important for maintaining a healthy smile for life, so too is seeing your general dentist in Milford every six months for cleanings. While dental veneers are made from durable, stain-resistant porcelain, they aren’t designed to last forever. Even though you can get a decade or more of life out of your veneers, it’s important to come into our office for routine care to make sure that your veneers are still strong and intact. We can also tell when they will need to be replaced.

Do you think you could be the perfect candidate for veneers? Then let’s find out! Call our Milford, CT dental office today to schedule an initial consultation. Our goal is to get you the smile you’ve always wanted.