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Porcelain Veneers – Glastonbury, CT

Get the Picture-Perfect Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Can you remember the last time you smiled with confidence? If it’s been a while, you might be ready to make some changes to the appearance of your teeth, and porcelain veneers from our Glastonbury, CT cosmetic dentist are an excellent solution to help you accomplish your goals for your smile.

Why Choose Heim & Carroll DMD, LLC for Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is a micro-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly to your tooth. Because it fits over your natural tooth, it allows you to cover imperfections and change the appearance of it. Porcelain veneers are ideal for restoring issues such as:

Because a veneer covers one or more teeth (depending on your needs), it can completely change the size, shape, or shade of them, allowing you to completely customize your smile.

Maintaining Porcelain Veneers

It is important to maintain your veneers with an excellent brushing and flossing routine in order to ensure their longevity. With good home care and regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist, your veneers can last for up to 10 to 15 years.

Even though porcelain veneers may be stain-resistant, it’s still crucial to maintain their new appearance by avoiding stain-causing foods and beverages and keeping them clean. They won’t discolor at the rate of your natural teeth, so you won’t need to worry about whitening them.

Just like with your natural teeth, it’s important to avoid biting or chewing things you shouldn’t be, like hard candy or ice. This could cause your veneers to fracture or fall off.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers varies greatly with each patient. When you choose to enhance your smile with veneers, your treatment plan is designed specifically for your unique needs. Veneers can be used to repair only one or two teeth, or they can be utilized to redesign your smile, and this affects the cost.

Your cosmetic dentist in Glastonbury will determine your treatment plan during a consultation with you, and they will go over exactly what your plan will cost at that time.

If you are concerned about fitting veneers into your budget, our financial coordinator is happy to discuss options for affordable payment plans through CareCredit if that is of interest to you.

When you think about the benefits you receive from the confidence that a beautiful smile brings, you may realize that a smile designed with porcelain veneers is priceless.

Give Drs. Heim and Carroll a call today to arrange a consultation and learn more about what porcelain veneers can do for your grin.

Veneers FAQs

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Does getting veneers hurt?

Thankfully no. After your teeth have been prepared and fitted with temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being made, you may experience some soreness and sensitivity, but these symptoms are usually mild and short-lived. OTC medication is all that’s needed to make this adjustment process easy.

Will I have to change my diet after getting veneers?

Not necessarily, but it is highly recommended that you either avoid or be extremely careful when eating hard or sticky foods. Items with these qualities can chip natural teeth accidentally, and the same can be said for veneers! But beyond being a bit more mindful when you take a bite, you should be able to eat whatever you like after your treatment. 

Can I still drink coffee with veneers?

Yes! Veneers are stain-resistant, meaning that they are less likely to develop discoloration compared to real enamel. However, stain-resistant is not the same as stain-proof, so repeated exposure to coffee (or any other richly pigmented drink) could eventually change the shade of your veneers. Moderating your consumption, brushing your teeth every day, and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings will ensure your new smile stays as bright as it was on day one.

Will dental insurance help pay for my veneers?

In most cases, no. Veneers are considered to be a cosmetic procedure, and because it’s just for aesthetics and not to improve your health, the majority of dental insurance plans will not cover it. However, in certain cases, insurance may help if a veneer is being used to repair a broken or chipped tooth. We’ll let you know if your insurance can be used when you come to see us. If not, you can space out paying for the treatment with little to no interest thanks to CareCredit, which you can learn more about at the bottom of this page

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