161 Sherman Street, Fairfield, CT 06824    New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426    Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026   
Fairfield Dentist
Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026
Veneers / Porcelain Laminates

Porcelain veneers, sometimes called tooth veneers, can be used to correct both color and shape problems and make for a great smile makeover.

Overview of Tooth Veneers

Often an alternative to crowns, veneers are very thin pieces of specially-shaped porcelain or plastic that are glued over the front of your teeth. They are the cure for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, have small holes or pits, misshapen or crooked, or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces. Unlike crowns, veneers won't require the dentist to remove much of the tooth itself in most cases. It is important to ask your cosmetic dentist how much tooth will be removed. In some cases more tooth will need to be removed, which may increase the risk of trauma to the tooth. Veneers are created from an impression taken in your cosmetic dentist's office. Your custom veneer is then glued directly onto your tooth. Typically costing less than crowns, veneers won't stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.

How are Tooth Veneers Attached to your Tooth?

Teeth are prepared for veneers by lightly buffing to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Veneers are thin like contact lenses, and will usually only need tooth reduction of 0.5mm to 1.0mm. If a drastic change is being made for the result you want, reduction may be 1.0mm to 2.0mm. A mold is taken of the teeth, from which the veneers are modeled after.

Your dentist places the veneers with water or glycerin on the teeth to verify their perfect fit and the shade or color. The color cannot be changed after the veneers are adhered to your teeth. The tooth is then cleansed with chemicals to achieve a durable bond. Once the glue is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden the glue/cement.

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Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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