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At Comprehensive Dental Group, your dentists in Stamford, CT, help patients get to their best smiles with porcelain veneers. Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson can transform any smile. If you are living with a smile you are unhappy with, keep reading to find out what porcelain veneers can do for you.
Correct cosmetic issues
Veneers are made from thin, porcelain shells that fit around each tooth to change its appearance. This way you can correct almost any cosmetic issue. Stained teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps in teeth can all be remedied with veneers. If anything has made you hide your smile in the past, discuss it with your dentist and see how veneers can improve your smile.
When you get veneers from your dentist in Stamford, CT, you can have a completely new smile without undergoing a single surgery. Your teeth may need to be prepared for veneers, and in that case, some minor filing of the teeth is performed in-office to make room for the veneers around your teeth.
After your teeth are prepared, molds are taken of them. These molds are used to ensure a perfect fit when your custom veneers are fabricated. When your veneers are ready, you have another appointment and each veneer is bonded into place. In just a few appointments and without any surgery you can have a beautiful smile!
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and everyone likes to make a great impression with a nice smile. Veneers can give you that boost of confidence to show off your beautiful smile to others. Porcelain also resists staining and reflects light. These properties mean your smile will stay bright and sparkling!
If you want to improve your smile, Comprehensive Dental Group offers porcelain veneers to make any smile stunning. Your dentists in Stamford, CT, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, can transform any smile with veneers. Contact us for an appointment at (203) 359-3296.
Want to know the exact wrong way to pry open a stubborn lid? Just ask Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show.” When the 40-year-old funnyman had trouble opening a tube of scar tissue repair gel with his hands, he decided to try using his teeth.
What happened next wasn’t funny: Attempting to remove the cap, Fallon chipped his front tooth, adding another medical problem to the serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks before (the same wound he was trying to take care of with the gel). If there’s a moral to this story, it might be this: Use the right tool for the job… and that tool isn’t your teeth!
Yet Fallon is hardly alone in his dilemma. According to the American Association of Endodontists, chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of great ways to restore damaged teeth.
If the chip is relatively small, it’s often possible to fix it with cosmetic bonding. In this procedure, tough, natural-looking resin is used to fill in the part of the tooth that has been lost. Built up layer by layer, the composite resin is cured with a special light until it’s hard, shiny… and difficult to tell from your natural teeth. Best of all, cosmetic bonding can often be done in one office visit, with little or no discomfort. It can last for up to ten years, so it’s great for kids who may be getting more permanent repairs later.
For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain coverings that go over the entire front surface of one or more teeth. They can be used to repair minor to moderate defects, such as chips, discolorations, or spacing irregularities. They can also give you the “Hollywood white” smile you’ve seen on many celebrities.
Veneers are generally custom-made in a lab, and require more than one office visit. Because a small amount of tooth structure must be removed in order to put them in place, veneers are considered an irreversible treatment. But durable and long-lasting veneers are the restorations of choice for many people.
Crowns (also called caps) are used when even more of the tooth structure is missing. They can replace the entire visible part of the tooth, as long as the tooth’s roots remain viable. Crowns, like veneers, are custom-fabricated to match your teeth in size, shape and color; they are generally made in a dental lab and require more than one office visit. However, teeth restored with crowns function well, look natural, and can last for many years.
So what happened to Jimmy Fallon? We aren’t sure which restoration he received… but we do know that he was back on TV the same night, flashing a big smile.
If you would like more information about tooth restorations, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers” and “Artistic Repair Of Front Teeth With Composite Resin.”