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Veneers – Branford, CT

Say Farewell to Your Smile’s Flaws

woman’s beautiful smile

Many individuals have significant aesthetic flaws in their teeth. For example, years of coffee and red wine consumption may have led to staining. An accident may have caused a tooth to get chipped. Genetics can also play a role in making teeth look less than their best. If your smile is not as attractive as you would like, visit New Haven Dental Group in Branford for a cosmetic consultation. We may be able to use veneers to help you achieve your dream look.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Veneers?

What Are Dental Veneers?

porcelain veneer illustration

Veneers in Branford are very thin pieces of porcelain that we attach to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. The veneers thereby cover flaws like chips, discoloration, minor misalignment, small gaps, and more. We design each veneer to complement the patient’s surrounding teeth and facial aesthetics. Since the porcelain is virtually identical to tooth enamel, the end result is extremely natural-looking.

The remarkable beauty of veneers is just one of the reasons why they are so popular. They are also quite durable, highly resistant to stains, and capable of lasting for well over a decade.

The Process of Getting Veneers

shade-matching for veneers

Following your consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Branford and any necessary preliminary treatments (such as teeth whitening or crown lengthening), we will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This step is necessary to ensure that the veneers do not make the teeth look bulky or unnatural. Once the teeth are ready, we will take an impression of them. We will send the impression, along with detailed notes about the desired design for the veneers, to a trustworthy dental laboratory.

While the laboratory creates your permanent veneers, you will wear temporary ones to protect your teeth. After the lab sends your veneers to our office, you will come in for a second appointment. Once we verify that the veneers are the right size, shape, and color, we will permanently attach them to your teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

happy cosmetic dentistry patient

Some of the top benefits of veneers include:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Woman pointing at her perfect teeth, happy she could afford veneers

Many patients are intrigued by the idea of undergoing a cosmetic dentistry treatment, but they are concerned about the cost of veneers in Branford. We completely understand, which is why we offer financing and other provisions to help you afford treatment. Although veneers cost more than other services, they present a great value! When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to give you a price estimate and help you compare the pros, cons, and cost of all of your treatment options.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What Is Right for Me?

Man admiring his new smile after undergoing cosmetic treatment

Veneers in Branford are just one of the many cosmetic services we offer. Here is an overview of some popular treatments, their benefits, and their average price ranges:

  • Orthodontic treatment. Braces and Invisalign® are excellent treatments if your dental misalignment is threatening your oral health. However, if you want to straighten your teeth solely for aesthetic reasons, you may end up spending thousands of dollars and not reaping any other cosmetic benefits, such as whitening or reshaping of your teeth.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is quite affordable, usually costing just a few hundred dollars. However, the results may last for just a few years, and the shape and position of your teeth will remain the same.
  • Direct bonding. Also called cosmetic bonding or dental bonding, this treatment offers similar initial results to veneers. It is also relatively low-cost. However, the results typically last for just 3 – 5 years or so.
  • Veneers are an “all in one” cosmetic treatment for many patients because they can change the size, shape, and color of teeth. In some cases, they can even disguise minor misalignment. They also have the potential to last for decades. Although they cost more than other cosmetic services, many patients believe they are an excellent value.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Patient paying for services at dental office front desk

The vast majority of insurance plans do not cover veneers because they are viewed as a purely cosmetic, elective treatment. However, that does not mean there are no ways to make them more affordable. Here are a few provisions that might help you fit them into your budget:

  • We are partnered with CareCredit, a third-party lending company that offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans for medical and dental services, including cosmetic treatments. Most patients who apply get approved for credit, and they are able to choose a payment arrangement that works with their monthly budget.
  • Essential Dental Plan. In exchange for a reasonable fee, the Essential Dental Plan provides discounts on most of the services we offer. Plus, because it significantly reduces the cost of preventive care, it can help you maintain your veneers after they are in place.

As your cosmetic dentist in Branford, we want you to be able to achieve the smile of your dreams without worrying too much about the financial aspects of treatment. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and let us know what your budget is. We will do all we can to help you enjoy stunning results without straining your budget. 

Veneer FAQs

Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile with veneers in Branford

Veneers in Branford are one of the most powerfully transformative cosmetic treatments. If you would like to talk with our team about them, give us a call — we look forward to speaking with you! In the meantime, you may want to do a little more reading on this treatment to find out what you can expect on the road ahead. To help you out, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about this service.

Are Veneers Permanent?

A set of veneers can last for decades with proper care. They tend to wear out after being subjected to everyday wear and tear for years on end. However, even though veneers do not last forever, they are regarded as a permanent treatment.

During the preparation phase of your veneers service, your cosmetic dentist in Branford will remove a small portion of your tooth enamel. This is necessary to ensure that your final results are satisfactory. The enamel will not grow back on its own, so your prepared teeth will always need veneers (or another type of restoration) to protect them.

Yes, veneers are a serious commitment — but that should not make you shy away from them. The vast majority of patients who get them are very happy with their decision.

Is There Anything I Cannot Eat with Veneers?

During your treatment process, you will wear temporary veneers for a while. They tend to be somewhat fragile, so you should avoid consuming anything hard, sticky, or highly pigmented. For example, items like gummy candies, raw vegetables, and red wine could break or stain the temporary veneers.

Once your permanent veneers are in place, you will be able to eat almost anything. However, you should continue to enjoy highly pigmented foods in moderation. Also, be aware that biting down on very hard items, such as ice, could chip or break your veneers. Alcohol should be enjoyed only in moderation because it can weaken the bonding material that keeps veneers in place.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers do not actually move the teeth, so they cannot correct a misaligned bite. If you suffer from a significant overbite, underbite, crossbite, or similar problem, you may need orthodontic treatment before you get veneers.

However, if your bite misalignment is fairly minimal, veneers might be able to hide the problem. For example, they can sometimes disguise an open bite by making the front teeth appear longer.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The goal of veneers is to help you achieve a specific look. For some patients, that means disguising one damaged tooth with a single veneer. For other patients, it requires a full set of 10 – 12 veneers on both the upper and lower teeth.

When you come in for your consultation, we will design a custom treatment plan. We may be able to reduce the number of veneers we use if you are concerned about price. However, our original recommendation will remain the best way to attain your desired results.

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