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Is Replacing One Porcelain Veneer Risky?

My dentist wants to replace a veneer because I have sensitivity from exposed dentin. I am concerned about damage to adjacent veneers and that my dentist will not be able to match the veneer. Another dentist placed the veneers six years ago when I lived in Chicago. Now that I moved to rural Georgia for family reasons, I am concerned about whether to let this dentist replace one veneer or if I should drive two hours to a larger city. My current dentist does a great job helping me maintain my surfaces, but she has not completed any significant work on my teeth. So, I am unsure of her skill level. I would love to leave the veneer, but if the sensitivity gets worse, that is not ideal either. Is it worth it to replace one veneer, or is it too risky? Thank you. Ciara from Georgia


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Is Replacing One Porcelain Veneer Risky?

a thin veneer, similar to a LumineerReplacing one porcelain veneers is not risky for a trained cosmetic dentist. It is worth replacing one veneer when your tooth’s health is at risk. When the dentin (the layer beneath the enamel) is exposed, irritation and sensitivity will increase with time. Dentin tubules connect to the tooth pulp and cause sensitivity. If bacteria contaminate the pulp, you can get a tooth infection that requires root canal treatment.

Will Replacing One Veneer Damage the Adjacent Ones?

A skilled cosmetic dentist will not damage adjacent veneers when replacing one. They carefully use tools designed to treat individual teeth without harming others.

Will One New Porcelain Veneer Match the Others?

Trained cosmetic dentists are adept at matching veneers with your natural teeth or other veneers. They understand how to manipulate color to achieve a match. Also, cosmetic dentists collaborate with dental ceramists and laboratories that keep patients’ color formulas for future work.

Look for a dentist with advanced cosmetic dentistry training to replace your veneer, even if you must travel to get quality work. Your new cosmetic dentist can contact your dentist in Chicago to request your dental records and get information on the color formulas for your veneers and the lab that made them.


Rocky Hill, Connecticut cosmetic dentist Dr. Thaddeus Michalski, sponsors this post.

The Picture-Perfect Smile You Deserve with Porcelain Veneers in Rocky Hill, CT

When you smile, do you feel confident in your appearance? Perhaps your teeth are cracked, crooked, or chipped, and you prefer to smile with your lips closed in photographs. If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans feel self-conscious about their teeth, choosing to hide their smiles rather than share them with the world. At the office of Thomas S. Michalski, DMD, men and women from Rocky Hill, CT are invited to explore their cosmetic dentistry options, including porcelain veneers.

Transforming Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers are one of the most commonly utilized cosmetic dentistry treatments for patients seeking a completely revitalized smile. This is due, in large part, to their versatility and lifelike quality. Crafted of high-grade dental porcelain, veneers are made to look and feel like natural teeth. In fact, the tooth-colored porcelain used to create veneers even reflects light in the same way that tooth enamel does, ensuring a completely natural-looking and luminous smile.

Porcelain veneers are capable of correcting a wide variety of aesthetic flaws in as few as two visits to our Rocky Hill, CT cosmetic dentistry office. These include:

  • Deep staining that does not respond well to teeth whitening efforts
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth or crowding
  • Teeth that appear too small or misshapen
  • Cracks, chips, and fractures

When bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, porcelain veneers give your smile an instant makeover. You’ll love the improved sense of confidence that comes with the ability to smile openly and express yourself freely. A consultation with Dr. Michalski will help determine which cosmetic dentistry solution is ideal for you.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Have you often wished that your smile were whiter or that your teeth were straighter? Contact our office today to schedule your visit with Dr. Michalski and our experienced, caring team of dental professionals. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic dentistry goals and the smile of your dreams. Conveniently located in Rocky Hill, CT, the dental office of Dr. Michalski is privileged to serve nearby communities in Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, Berlin, Hartford, and beyond.

The Many Ways of Cosmetic Dentistry in Rocky Hill, CT

If you are thinking about cosmetic dentistry, then you have a lot to consider. First, what goals do you have for your smile? Do you have any teeth that need repair? And, of course, what is your budget? Thankfully, the office of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT, offers a number of cosmetic dental procedures to improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening

If you are simply looking to brighten and rejuvenate your smile and your overall appearance, then teeth whitening may be all you need. Dr. Michalski offers a convenient at-home teeth whitening system that can make your smile up to eight shades brighter. We’ll take impressions of your teeth in order to fabricate custom trays to hold the professional strength whitening gel against your teeth. Just wear the trays and gel for the amount of time Dr. Michalski specifies, and you’ll see whiter teeth in no time.

Cosmetic Bonding

For a tooth with a slight chip or another minor imperfection, Dr. Michalski may recommend cosmetic bonding. In one appointment, he will apply a tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth and then use a special light to rapidly harden the bond. Once hardened, the doctor will sculpt and polish the restoration.

Porcelain Veneers

For a smile with more complex imperfections—severely stained or discolored teeth, slightly crooked teeth, unevenly spaced teeth or teeth that are broken—there are porcelain veneers. These cosmetic dental wonders can restore a smile in just two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. Dr. Michalski will design your veneers based on precise measurements of your teeth and the goals you have in mind for your smile.

Call the Office of Dr. Michalski Today

These are only some of the options you can select from the world of cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Michalski. Other cosmetic services our office offers include Lumineers®, Invisalign® Orthodontics and gum recontouring. Our office conveniently serves patients in Rocky Hill, CT, as well as the surrounding communities of Hartford, Cromwell, Berlin, Newington and Wethersfield.

For Convenience and an Improved Smile, Choose Porcelain Veneers in Rocky Hill, CT

Sometimes, a small change can make a big difference. That’s the goal with porcelain veneers. Veneers are a thin layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is placed on the surface of the tooth to correct a minor cosmetic flaw. If you think porcelain veneers may be what your smile needs, the office of Dr. Thadeus S. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT, is ready to help you achieve your goal.

Porcelain Veneers Solve a Host of Cosmetic Issues

Whether it is the look of one tooth that is bothering you or several of your front teeth, porcelain veneers can often be the answer. Some of the problems that porcelain veneers can solve include:

  • ·Worn Enamel—Enamel is a tooth’s translucent outer coating. Over time, enamel may discolor. This may occur because of natural causes, such as aging, or from what we eat and drink, such as tea, coffee, soft drinks and specific medications.
  • ·Wear and Tear—Teeth naturally succumb to wear and tear through the aging process. Thus, with age, teeth are more likely to have chips or cracks.
  • ·Genetics—Some people have teeth with wider spacing, and with age these spaces may become more pronounced.
  • ·Uneven Teeth—Sometimes due to age, sometimes due to teeth grinding, uneven teeth can be a noticeable flaw in your smile.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Made?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality, semi-translucent dental porcelain that are bonded to the tooth surface. Dr. Michalski will carefully analyze your unique situation and design veneers that will create a beautiful and natural smile. Porcelain veneers with Dr. Michalski usually require only two appointments. And with proper maintenance, veneers are made to last for 10 years or longer.

Schedule An Appointment Today for Porcelain Veneers with Dr. Michalski

If you think porcelain veneers might be right for you, then schedule an appointment today.  Dr. Michalski conveniently serves patients in Rocky Hill, CT, as well as the surrounding communities of Hartford, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington and Berlin.


Achieve a Radiant, Flawless Smile with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Michalski

Your smile says a lot about you, conveying a variety of characteristics and emotions in a mere instant. If your teeth are marred by cosmetic flaws, however, you may feel hesitant to show off your smile to the world and to those who matter most. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and our team provide a comprehensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services to help you reclaim your most beautiful smile. One of these services is the placement of porcelain veneers.

Can Porcelain Veneers Work for Me?

A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michalski will help determine which of our cosmetic dentistry treatments best suits your individual needs. If we find that porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll begin the process by preparing your teeth and taking a digital impression of your dentition. This ensures a precise fit for optimal aesthetic results.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of dental porcelain that are custom-made to enhance the beauty of your natural smile. They are carefully fitted over the surfaces of your teeth, creating a seamlessly bright, even appearance. Porcelain veneers are commonly used to correct the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Deep stains and persistent discoloration
  • Teeth that are too short or too small relative to other teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Mild to moderate crowding
  • Chips and cracks in enamel
  • Teeth that are not symmetrically balanced

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’ve been living for too long hiding your smile due to cosmetic issues, now is the time to take advantage of today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry services at Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT. Porcelain veneers can help you smile with confidence and comfort, allowing you to truly shine in both professional and personal interactions. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and ask our friendly, caring staff about porcelain veneers. Our practice happily serves patients from throughout the Rocky Hill area, as well as nearby communities in Wethersfield, Hartford, Cromwell, Newington, Berlin, and beyond.