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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
July 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If you've ever wished that you could change something about your smile, from whiter to more evenly spaced and shaped teeth, porcelain veneersveneers may be the answer you've been looking forward. Veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures due to their ability to change the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Dr. Francesco Maratta, a dentist in New Haven, CT, recommends dental veneers for cosmetic damage like stains, chips, and mild to moderate gaps and spaces.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Veneers in New Haven, CT

Veneers are a minimally invasive and quick option for cosmetic improvements that will have a significant impact on your smile. Although they usually have to be replaced at some point, veneers can last anywhere from five to ten years and often much longer.

What Dental Veneers Can Do

Veneers are a custom designed layer of porcelain or composite resin (a mixture of materials like plastic and glass) that is placed over a damaged tooth to change the size, shape, and color. If you have stains or discolorations that can't be removed with surface professional whitening and bleaching treatments (also known as intrinsic stains), veneers can brighten your teeth to your desired shade.

Veneers are also commonly used to correct chips, cracks, gaps, and spaces (significant bite and alignment problems may require orthodontic treatment), uneven or deformed teeth. Veneers are also used to seal and strengthen a damaged tooth after root canal therapy.

Many people have healthy teeth and gums, but are simply unhappy with the shape or size of their teeth. Veneers provide the opportunity to get a total smile makeover in just a few short trips to the dentist.

Find a Dentist in New Haven, CT

To learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help to improve your smile and oral health, contact our office by calling 203-773-1701 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maratta today.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Discover the many benefits of getting dental veneers in New Haven.veneers

You are interested in getting dental veneers but you aren’t quite sure how they work or if they are right for you. If this sounds right, our New Haven, CT, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Francesco Maratta, is here to provide a little information to help you determine whether dental veneers could give you the smile you’ve been looking for.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are tooth-colored shells that, when applied to the front surface of your teeth, cover up a wide variety of cosmetic flaws that keep you from having that gorgeous smile. Whether you are dealing with discolorations, cracks, gaps in between teeth, misshapen teeth or other similar issues, in most cases many people can benefit from dental veneers.

What types of veneers are out there?

There are two main types of materials that veneers can be made from porcelain and composite. Both options come with their own list of pros and cons. For one, porcelain tends to offer a translucency that’s similar to the look of natural teeth, which composite resin can’t offer. Of course, one reason people turn to composite veneers is the cost, which tends to be a bit less expensive than porcelain veneers.

Another attractive quality of composite veneers is that they can be made the same day so that you can get your veneers in one visit rather than multiple visits. While tooth preparation is required for both forms of veneers, there tends to be less tooth enamel removal when it comes to getting composite resins.

Of course, porcelain veneers are actually custom-made and shaped just to fit your teeth, so while it will take a couple visits to our office some patients believe the extra time is worth it in the end. The choice is really up to you but we can also sit down with you and help you decide the best kind of veneers for you based on your specific needs.

Do you still have questions about dental veneers? Want to find out if these restorations could give you the smile you want? Then call our New Haven, CT, cosmetic dental office today to get one step closer to the smile you deserve.