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No matter your age, you’re never too old to have a beautiful smile. Veneers are one effective solution in cosmetic dentistry to help you restore the appearance of your teeth.

Some people wish they had a “movie star smile,” but it’s not too difficult to achieve: Many movie stars got their golden grins from dental veneers.

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are made of tooth-colored materials. They are designed to cover the front side of your teeth in order to restore the appearance of chipped, cracked or stained teeth.

Veneers are typically an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel in order to accommodate the veneer shell.

Some foods should be avoided if you have veneers: Coffee, tea and red wine may stain or discolor dental veneers.

Sometimes dental veneers are called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. Veneers are typically made from porcelain or resin composite materials. There are pros and cons to both: For instance, resin veneers tend to be thinner, which means they require less removal of the enamel before being placed.

Porcelain veneers tend to resist stains better, and they also mimic the light-reflecting nature of natural teeth. You can discuss with your dentist which type of veneer would be preferable for your particular case.

So, if you have teeth that are discolored, chipped, broken, or worn down, call us at 860-582-4485 to set up an appointment. We’ll be happy to talk more with you about how dental veneers can restore your smile!