One fast method to make over your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth is using porcelain veneers at Contemporary Dental Arts. Cosmetic veneers are thin covers created with porcelain, which are secured to the front of the teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Offering personalized veneers and minimal prep, dentist Dr. Lauren Shanard will aid in improving the size, color, length, and/or shape of the teeth. Make a consultation at our Williston, VT office to find out more information about veneers and decide if they're appropriate for your goals.
"Karen did a great job on my teeth! She’s very thorough, answers any questions you have, and she’s always fun to talk with."- L.J. / Google / Mar 29, 2019
"Coming from CT, I had a beautiful smile created from a great dentist in New Haven several years ago. I moved to New Hampshire and looked for the best to take over care. It just so happened that my New Haven dr traveled from CT to VT specifically to have HER OWN smile created by Dr Shanard and highly recommended Dr Shanard. She was absolutely right. Dr Shanard is very meticulous in perfecting your look. She is extremely patient and caring. She and her excellent staff take the time to explain thoroughly procedures, and expectations. I can’t say enough about Contemporary Dental Arts"- L.G. / Google / Mar 27, 2019
"Dr. Shanard and the staff are amazing!"- R.M. / Google / Mar 20, 2019
"UPDATE TO EARLIER REVIEW:I have now been a patient with Contemporary Dental Arts (Dr. Lauren Shanard) for nearly three months. I am undergoing a massive amount of work - replacements of many old crowns, three new implants, and a redo of 20-year-old veneers - and while the cost is staggering (as it generally is for this type and quality of cosmetic and restoration work), I am confident that I am making a wise investment at the right place. In the past, I was never charged for temporary crowns (that was a substantial expense at this office which I did not expect), but I have also never had such beautiful provisionals, which I appreciated as the lab took a while to create my permanent crowns (and Dr. Shanard sent them back to be redone because they were not quite perfect enough, also much appreciated). Dr. Shanard is superbly skilled with her hands, aesthetically discerning, medically informed, and up-to-date on the newest dental techniques. She will not settle for "okay" and spends extra time to reach her ideal. She maintains a very good network of related specialists (including my equally excellent periodontist and endodontist, with whom cooperative communication has been exemplary). Dr. Shanard‘s entire staff operates with the same high standards, as well as thoughtfulness and respect for their patients. The sophisticated facility is immaculate. I am now about one-third of the way along in my treatment plan, and up to this point, the results have been exceptional - far better than the work I had done by Manhattan dentists during my many years of living in that city. ORIGINAL REVIEW:As a new patient, I was graciously welcomed into Dr. Shanard‘s beautiful dental office. I was neither rushed nor pressured, considerate accommodations were made for my comfort throughout, and all staff were so very kind and professional. Dr. Shanard is thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. She clearly explained everything to me in both a medical and easily understandable manner. My initial experience has been excellent and has given me hope in my complex case. I look forward to continuing the relationship."- E.S. / Google / Feb 13, 2019
"The new girl that cleans your teeth is fantastic! Penny at the front desk is always wonderful. I always have anxiety about going to the dentist and they are very understanding of that. Highly recommended!"- B. / Google / Jan 11, 2019
Veneers may be used to rapidly cover stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally spaced or shaped. At Contemporary Dental Arts, your veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your existing teeth for an appealing and natural look. During your consultation, Dr. Shanard will listen to your objectives and concerns so she can personalize your procedure. She may also see whether you're a good candidate for veneers by assessing the total health of your mouth. You shouldn't have symptoms of gum disease, or routinely grind your teeth and clench your jaw.
What To Expect
Once you've decided on your personalized treatment program with Dr. Shanard, she will take 3D impressions of your teeth. Your veneers may be made in our office as you wait, or your impressions could be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made from high-quality porcelain. As soon as your veneers are prepared, Dr. Shanard will carefully take off a little bit of enamel from your teeth. This both allows room for the porcelain veneers and enhances the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. When your porcelain veneers are secured, Dr. Shanard may make small adjustments so that your veneers fit comfortably.
Since getting cosmetic veneers typically doesn't require anesthesia, you ought to be able to resume your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are stain resistant compared to the natural teeth, you still need to stay away from staining drinks and food to keep your veneers white. To prevent damaging your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Continue to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at Contemporary Dental Arts so that we can track the condition of your veneers, natural teeth, and general oral health. Dr. Shanard will tell you if your veneers need to be replaced or repaired.
Porcelain veneers are an elective treatment, so they're typically not covered by dental insurance. Contemporary Dental Arts does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to help make your veneers more affordable. During your consultation, Dr. Shanard will personalize your treatment plan to meet your needs and budget. Then, our financial coordinator will discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment choices.
Enjoy the confidence of a gorgeous smile with custom porcelain veneers at Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT. With a variety of treatment options to fit your needs, Dr. Shanard can help you easily enhance the appearance of your smile with veneers. To get more information, make an appointment with Dr. Shanard.