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Smiling in the mirror and seeing several cosmetic flaws that need correction can be a very overwhelming experience that leaves you hiding your smile. However, the skilled team at Meriden Dental Group can eliminate this problem with the help of porcelain veneers. These beautiful, wafer-thin pieces of dental porcelain are designed to fit over your existing smile, which means that gaps, stains, chips, cracks, and other surface dental problems can be completely erased. The result will be a beautifully uniform smile that will renew your confidence.

Each set of porcelain veneers is custom-made for every patient, meaning they can give you everything from a subtle boost to a dramatic smile transformation. It’s all up to you and your imagination. The process to get porcelain veneers usually takes about 2 visits to our office, and once they are placed, they can easily last for 20 years. Wouldn’t you like to have a perfect smile that you can trust for that long? You can with porcelain veneers, so be sure to contact our office today for a consultation. You can also keep reading to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can transform your smile.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain. Prior to placement, they resemble a fingernail. Your skilled Meriden dentist will attach these veneers to the front facing surfaces of teeth to transform your smile.

Who Should Consider Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry solution for patients with chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in their smiles. However, no treatment is right for everyone. Some examples of patients who might want to consider veneers include:

How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

Porcelain veneers are placed in about two treatment visits. We’ll numb the area around the teeth to be treated to prevent any discomfort or sensitivity. Then, a small amount of surface tooth enamel will be removed to allow the veneer to lay flat within the natural smile line. Next, we capture bite impressions and use them to create a smile design that will be sent to our dental lab where your custom veneer is crafted. Finally, we place a temporary to protect your prepared teeth. Once we receive your custom veneer, you’ll return to the office so we can replace the temporary with your custom crafted veneer.

Do I Need to Change my Oral Hygiene Routine?

You may need to make a few minor changes to your routine. You’ll still need to brush and floss daily and visit our team regularly. However, we may encourage you to switch to a softer toothbrush and less abrasive toothpaste, but otherwise, your oral hygiene routine will remain the same.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

At Meriden Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to transform any flawed teeth into gorgeous smiles, but porcelain veneers are a popular solution. Some of the benefits you can look forward to when selecting porcelain veneers include the following:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are among the higher-priced cosmetic dental services. However, their cost is in line with their quality and the many benefits they offer. If you would like an estimate for them, visit us for a consultation so we can share some specific numbers with you. We will also help you understand your payment options.

Of course, veneers are not right for everyone. During your consultation, we can help you explore a number of different cosmetic treatments that come at a range of price points.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: Which Treatment Should I Choose? 

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Our practice is proud to offer a number of different treatments that can help patients to enjoy confident, attractive smiles. Here is an overview of some popular services, along with general notes about pricing:

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Veneers are usually categorized as a purely elective cosmetic treatment. Therefore, dental insurance almost never covers them. However, there might be other provisions you can use to fit your treatment into your budget:

Are you eager to learn more about veneers and their cost? Our team is ready to answer your questions. Get in touch with us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

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