Porcelain Veneers – West Palm Beach, FL
Transform Flawed Teeth inot Flawless Smiles
Do you find yourself covering your mouth with your hands whenever 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 about can be a daily uphill battle.
Today, it’s easier than ever to improve your smile with personalized cosmetic dentistry and versatile porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers from our West Palm Beach, FL dentist are a cosmetic dentistry service that is used to reverse the signs of damage or staining and bring out the best in your smile. It is amazing to see a patient going from refusing to smile to beaming with joy thanks to this treatment. As your dentist in West Palm Beach, the opportunity to transform your smile and confidence is one of the main reasons I chose to practice dentistry in the first place!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin coverings made of a porcelain material that looks exactly like natural teeth. They are bonded directly to the front of the teeth, and 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, porcelain veneers do not stain easily and do not require as much enamel to be removed from the surface of the teeth as a typical dental crown or bridge.
What You Can Expect When Getting Porcelain 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. Then, an impression is made of the teeth that will serve as a mold for the dental laboratory to fabricate your veneers. At the following visit, the veneers will be placed on the teeth, polished, adjusted, and then bonded to each tooth.
Aftercare For Porcelain Veneers
It is especially important to maintain a good dental hygiene routine and keep up with your regular visits to the dentist after getting veneers. Porcelain veneers are strong and resilient by design, but it is important that you never to use your teeth as “tools” to open containers or bite into hard or man-made objects.
Come Get Your Dream Smile!
As your cosmetic dentist, I’m proud to offer cosmetic and restorative dental care such as professional teeth-whitening, Invisalign, dental bonding and tooth-colored 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 porcelain veneers in West Palm Beach.
If you’re looking for a dramatic smile makeover, veneers are an excellent way to achieve this. However, they are quite an investment, so it pays to be well-informed about the procedure. We’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most popular questions we receive about veneers in West Palm Beach. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry! Give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Veneers are not technically permanent since they will eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be irreversible. To ensure that veneers fit properly, smile amount of enamel need to be filed away, and removed enamel doesn’t grow back. For this reason, teeth that have been prepared in this way will always need to be covered with crowns or veneers.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Veneers that are make of porcelain are stain resistant. Porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles in dark-colored foods and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. Ultimately, you can drink your morning cup of coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. Just keep in mind that veneers are not stain-proof, so excessive consumption of coffee could still have a negative impact. Moderation is key!
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
Some people have trouble pronouncing certain words when they first get veneers, resulting in a temporary lisp. This is partially due to muscle memory, as the tongue is not used to accounting for the presence of veneers when you talk. The tiny difference in thickness affects the way the tongue moves. Fortunately, the tongue will eventually adjust on its own, but practicing the pronunciation of certain sounds can help to speed along this process.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The goal of dental veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you’ll receive an appropriate number of veneers to accomplish this goal. Some patients opt for one veneer to cover a single pesky tooth, while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more complete smile makeover. During your initial consultation with us, we will determine what the right number is for you in order to reach the goals you have for your smile.