Show Off Your Best Smile

By Michael S. Tosatti, D.M.D.
February 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

When your teeth look great, you're more likely to smile. But if you have stained, chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth, you might not feel veneerslike you have much to smile about. With porcelain veneers from Dr. Michael Tosatti, your dentist in Berlin, CT, you can have a bright and beautiful smile that's worth showing off. Want to know more about porcelain veneers? Read on!

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain starts out as a ceramic, or clay material, and is baked in high-temperature ovens that cause it to take on a glass-like quality. However, porcelain is very strong, making it an excellent material to craft dental restorations. Veneers are painted, shaped and buffed sections of porcelain that are about half the width of a dime and look just like natural teeth. Your Berlin dentist attaches veneers, which are custom-made for each patient in a laboratory, to the front of the teeth to cover up cosmetic flaws.

What can veneers do for me?

Veneers are perhaps the most versatile cosmetic dental restoration available today. Stains and discolorations are easily masked by the translucent porcelain, and they can easily hide damage like chips or cracks. They also cover up minor gaps and overlaps.

What's involved in getting porcelain veneers?

Your Berlin dentist starts with a consultation, where you'll discuss your goals for your new smile. An examination will make sure your teeth are healthy enough for the prep work, which involves removing a thin layer of enamel in order to properly attach your veneers. You may wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being made. Once they are finished, the permanent restorations are affixed to your teeth with a bonding cement. With proper care, veneers can last well over a decade before needing repair or replacement.

If you're in need of a smile makeover, porcelain veneers could be exactly what you need! Contact the dental office of Dr. Tosatti in Berlin, CT, to start your journey to more beautiful teeth today!

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