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Veneers

Dental flaws like cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration often become the focal point in an otherwise attractive smile.

Dr. Robert Arbuckle can correct distracting tooth flaws and give you the confidence to show off your smile with porcelain veneers.

Find out why veneers are such a popular option at our Wilton, CT, dental practice.

So What Is a Dental Veneer?

A veneer is a thin porcelain shell we attach to the front surface of a tooth to mask various cosmetic imperfections. They are incredibly lifelike and durable, lasting over a decade for some patients. 

illustration showing a veneer going over a cracked tooth stating veeners conceal chips and cracks. The veneer is shaped to fit the tooth and place on the front surface.

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Dr. Arbuckle has been in practice for more than two decades, providing a comprehensive selection of cosmetic dentistry. We want our patients to be able to choose the best procedure for their needs. Out of all our options, dental veneers are so popular because they provide some of the most natural-looking results.

The difference between veneers and alternative treatments, like bonding, is in the substantive material. Porcelain looks incredibly similar to natural teeth, with the same translucency and light-reflecting properties of enamel. The skilled technicians at our partner dental lab are specially trained to hand-craft veneers and consistently exceed our patients' expectations.

When it comes to your smile, no detail is overlooked to ensure stunning picture-perfect results. You can find out more about treatment by scheduling a consultation at our Wilton, CT, dental practice. Reach us online or by calling:

(203) 762-8586

Candidates for Dental Veneers

During your consultation at our Wilton practice, you and the dentist will discuss your treatment needs and goals in detail to determine if veneers are right for you. Some factors we consider before moving forward with treatment include:

Oral Health

It is important to have healthy teeth and gums before getting dental veneers. If you are suffering from tooth decay or periodontal disease, Dr. Arbuckle will first treat you with restorative dentistry so you have the ideal foundation for veneers.

Tooth Density

In order for porcelain veneers to lay flush with surrounding teeth and not look bulky, we need to remove a small layer of surface enamel. The best patients have good tooth density to remain strong with these modifications.

Goals

While veneers are one the longest-lasting treatment options, they will not last forever. Every 10 years or so, you will need to replace the old shells with new ones. Good candidates understand the procedure is irreversible and are willing to commit to this occasional maintenance.

"Always a Great Experience."

"Took me a lifetime to find a great dentist to actually enjoy going to. I will not dare go anywhere else. Always a great experience from the positive vibe of the professionals at the front and great care by each hygienist. Dr Rob also finds the best options for you always. He cares about his patients! Been going here for a few years strong and more to come! Makes my 40 minute commute worth it!" Zachary Guy

A Closer Look at the Procedure

Treatment is easy, and most patients find the procedure completely painless. After removing a fine layer of surface enamel, we take impressions and craft your porcelain veneer. When they are ready, they are attached to the designated teeth with a durable dental adhesive. 

Your Treatment Timeline

Porcelain veneer treatment usually involves two appointments at our Wilton practice over one to two weeks. Here is what you can expect during the procedure:

The bonding process takes just a few minutes.
The bonding process takes just a few minutes.

Tooth Prep

First, our dentist will prepare the teeth you want to treat with veneers. We carefully remove a small amount of enamel and recontour the edges. 

Impressions

Using a high-tech digital scanner, our dentist takes virtual impressions of your smile to design the custom-fitting veneers. We select the optimal shade of porcelain to match your natural teeth and send the information off to our trusted dental lab.

Production

Technicians at the lab hand-craft each veneer to your teeth's precise dimensions, ensuring a snug, natural-looking fit. It takes about a week for the finished restorations to be returned to our office. In the meantime, we can place a temporary veneer to conceal the modifications to your tooth enamel.

Placement

When they are ready, you will return to our Wilton office for your second appointment. Final preparations are made to the tooth, including once last cleaning and buffing of the surface. Our dentist then bonds the shell to your tooth surface with a special cement cured under a UV light. The process takes just a few minutes. After they are securely in place, your treatment is complete.

"Precisely What I Had Hoped For."

"From the start to the finish, my first visit to Wilton Dental Care was precisely what I had hoped for. Upon arrival I felt welcomed and quickly felt relaxed. The staff are efficient and friendly; the dental assistant and hygienist were both well-versed in their skills and gentle. Dr. Arbuckle has put together a wonderful team and I can tell he leads by example. I am recommending them to my family, friends, and anyone who wants an excellent dentist!" Marice Todd
Dr. Robert Arbuckle

Wilton Dental Care

Dr. Robert Arbuckle has been practicing dentistry since 1997. He is passionate about helping others. Each year, he embarks on missions to foreign countries, where he helps children in need improve their oral and overall health through dentistry. 

He is also affiliated with prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Fairfield County Dental Club

If you are looking for a friendly, compassionate dentist to care for your entire family, schedule a consultation with Dr. Arbuckle today by calling (203) 762-8586 or filling out our online form.

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