Veneers in West Palm Beach
Do you find yourself covering your mouth with your hands when you laugh, or smiling with a closed-mouth smile? Especially if you have an outgoing personality, putting up with a smile you don’t feel confident in can be a daily uphill battle.
Today, it’s easier than ever to improve your smile with personalized cosmetic dentistry and versatile porcelain veneers. Veneers are cosmetic dentistry service used to reverse signs of damage or staining and bring out the best of your smile. It is amazing to see a patient going from refusing to smile, to beaming with joy. As your dentist in West Palm Beach, the opportunity to transform your smile and confidence is one of the reasons we chose to practice dentistry in the first place!
Veneers are ultra-thin coverings made up of a composite resin or porcelain material that looks exactly like natural teeth. They are used to correct a wide range of imperfections, such as stained, chipped, irregularly shaped or crooked teeth, as well as any gaps or uneven spaces between the upper front teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Long-lasting, strong, and natural looking, veneers do not stain easily and will not need as much enamel removed from the surface of the teeth as a typical dental crown or bridge.
Before and After: Here is a case of old porcelain veneers (top) that are leaking and decayed. We discussed replacing the existing veneers as well as improving the other teeth with new veneers to give a beautiful, natural looking result (bottom).
This after photo was taken over a year later and still looks as good as the day we finished the case!
What You Can Expect When Getting Veneers
If you have chosen porcelain veneers for your smile, the treatment begins by carefully preparing the teeth by removing the smallest layer of enamel. An impression is made of the teeth to serve as a mold for the dental laboratory to fabricate the veneers. During your final visit, the veneers are placed on the teeth, polished and adjusted, and then bonded to each tooth.
Aftercare For Porcelain Veneers
After treatment with dental veneers it is especially important to maintain a good dental hygiene routine and keep up with your regular visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are strong and resilient by design, yet it is important never to use your teeth as “tools” to open containers or bite into hard or manmade objects. With the proper care, your brand new smile with veneers can last anywhere from about 7 years to as long as 20 years and longer.
Cosmetic Services at Palm Beach Dental Excellence
As your cosmetic dentist, we’re proud to offer cosmetic and restorative dental care such as professional teeth whitening, Invisalign, dental bonding and tooth-colored dental fillings. For more serious dental concerns such as missing teeth or significant tooth decay, we offer restorative dentistry such as crowns and dental implants. Give us a call at (561) 640-9200 to find out more or schedule a consultation for cosmetic dentistry or veneers in West Palm Beach.