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Cedar Mountain Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Newington, CT

If you have imperfect teeth and desire a noninvasive cosmetic dentistry option, Zach Korwin, DMD, Gary Toubman, DDS, and their expert team have a solution at Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, Connecticut. They use veneers to perfect your smile without dental surgery, pain, or downtime. Call the office today or book online to learn more about veneers and how they can help you.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells your dentist places on the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers look just like natural teeth, and can improve teeth that are:

  • Too small
  • Gapped
  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Weak
  • Worn down
  • Uneven

Veneers consist of tooth-colored composite resins or porcelain and custom-made to comfortably fit over the front and sides of your teeth. Veneers are strong, durable, and long-lasting when cared for properly.

Are veneers right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for veneers, your Cedar Mountain Dental specialist examines your teeth and gums. They review your dental and medical history, take dental X-rays, and talk about your desired outcome. Your dentist can treat tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems prior to receiving veneers.

What happens when getting veneers?

Getting veneers is often a two-step process. During the first appointment, your dentist cleans your teeth and removes some enamel from their surfaces. The team takes impressions or digitally scans your teeth so that a dental lab can create custom-fit veneers.

When the new veneers are ready, your dental provider ensures they fit correctly and permanently bonds them to your teeth. They use a special light to harden dental cement and speed up the bonding process.

What should I expect after veneer placement?

There’s no downtime after getting veneers so you can resume a normal routine immediately. After you receive veneers, care for them properly and increase their lifespan by:

  • Not chewing on hard objects
  • Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Avoiding biting your nails
  • Wearing a night guard to prevent teeth grinding
  • Not using your teeth to open packages

Because some types of veneers may stain, ask your dentist if you should limit teeth-staining foods and drinks like red wine, soda, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, popsicles, and dark juices. Avoid smoking. Contact the Cedar Mountain Dental team if your veneers break or become loose. 

See the team at Cedar Mountain Dental routinely for professional cleanings, dental exams, and preventive treatments to lower your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Call the office to speak with a friendly team member or use the online scheduler to find out if you’re a candidate for veneers.