FAIRFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - With increasing advancements in dental technology over the years, dentists have access to more state-of-the-art techniques that can ultimately help patients achieve beautiful smiles. When choosing between cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, patients should weigh the pros and cons to ensure they receive the most effective results. To help enhance and brighten smiles, Darien cosmetic dentist Dr. James Diette offers porcelain veneers as an alternative to crowns and braces.

At his Connecticut cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Diette says porcelain veneers are used to improve cosmetic issues by whitening teeth and closing gaps, as well as correct functional issues by straightening teeth or adjusting malocclusion. He is able to create a complete customized design for porcelain veneers based on the patient's goals. The procedure is often referred to as "instant orthodontics" due to its ability to yield the same results as traditional braces, but with less time and money. Understanding the various types of cosmetic procedures can provide patients with a better sense of the right solution for their individual needs. While both crowns and veneers are used to restore damaged or misshapen teeth, veneers can hide stains on the teeth and help create a natural-looking smile. Both procedures can be beneficial for patients, but Dr. Diette says he believes veneers have become a preferred choice for correcting any of these concerns because of the overall effectiveness and impact they can have on a patient's smile and confidence.

Dr. Diette says the veneer procedure is usually completed in two to three office visits. During a patient's first visit to the office, Dr. Diette will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to take an impression, which is sent off to a laboratory. Within two weeks, the porcelain veneers will be completed, and Dr. Diette will adjust, shape and polish the new veneers to create the most natural-looking result. Because porcelain veneers only cover the visible part of the tooth, patients will need to return for routine check-ups after the procedure to maintain proper oral health. The durable veneers typically last for ten to fifteen years or longer, and Dr. Diette provides patients with an at-home care kit to maintain the condition of the veneers.

"Caring for your veneers is much the same as caring for your regular teeth; regular brushing and flossing are important. Other maintenance would include wearing a night guard if someone clenches or grinds while sleeping, and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports."

Whether patients need full mouth restorations or routine dental cleanings, Dr. Diette says he and the staff at Darien Cosmetic Dentistry always assure patients receive the highest quality care and work directly with patients to create a customized treatment plan. Using advanced dental tools, the staff strives to provide patients will the best results using their advanced skills, knowledge and expertise in modern dentistry.

About James G. Diette, DDS

Dr. James Diette has more than 26 years of experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Dentistry and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Diette is affiliated with a number of professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Stamford Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Located at 722 Post Road in Darien, CT, Dr. Diette's practice can be reached at (203) 656-0404. He can also be contacted online via the website dariencosmeticdentistry.com or at facebook.com/pages/Darien-Family-Dental-Care/201799136096.

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