Chauvin Family Dentistry
Family Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY & Clifton Park, NY
If you want a bold, beautiful smile, consider veneers. Porcelain veneers cover various imperfections, helping you look and feel your best. At Chauvin Family Dentistry, with locations in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, New York, the team regularly restores smiles with veneers. To see if you can benefit from veneers, book a consultation online, or call the nearest office to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are custom-tailored shells made of porcelain bonded to your teeth. You can get one or two veneers, but most people get between six and eight to achieve a balanced, symmetrical smile.
Veneers mimic the color and appearance of your tooth enamel. They blend in with your surrounding teeth, ensuring your smile looks natural.
What types of oral imperfections can veneers correct?
At Chauvin Family Dentistry, the team uses veneers to correct a variety of oral imperfections, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Teeth separated by gaps
- Mildly crooked teeth
They also use veneers to improve the appearance of smaller-than-average teeth or unusually-shaped teeth.
Does getting veneers take several appointments?
Getting veneers typically takes two appointments spaced one or two weeks apart.
At your initial consultation, the Chauvin Family Dentistry team conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. They then take oral X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots and jawbone.
If your teeth and gums are healthy and problem-free, the team administers a local anesthetic and prepares your teeth to receive veneers by carefully shaving a thin layer of enamel from each tooth. The team then takes impressions and sends them to a dental laboratory that manufactures your veneers.
A skilled ceramic artist handcrafts your veneers from stain-resistant dental porcelain. They use your impressions as a guide, ensuring your veneers match your facial shape, tooth contours, and coloring.
A week or two later you return to Chauvin Family Dentistry. Your provider lines up your veneers with your teeth and bonds them in place. Afterward, the team polishes your veneers, checks your bite, and sends you home with a list of care instructions.
How do I protect my veneers from harm?
To protect your veneers, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Chauvin Family Dentistry recommends brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
Avoid bad habits like nail-biting, opening objects with your teeth, or biting down on hard objects like ice cubes. With proper care, veneers can last 10-15 years, and sometimes even longer.
To see if you qualify for veneers, schedule an appointment at Chauvin Family Dentistry. Book a consultation online, or call the nearest office to speak with a caring administrative staff member today.
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