Discover How Dental Veneers Can Restore Your Confidence in Your Smile
Looking for a dramatic transformation for your smile without surgery? Porcelain veneers can create radiant, picture-perfect teeth in a very short time! The Dental Team can help you enjoy durable, natural-looking solutions to correct cosmetic issues and stained teeth!
Do you wish there could be a way to put an easy “cover” on your tooth to make it look brand new? There is a treatment that can help to restore and energize your smile without the need for braces or surgery! A dental veneer may be the solution you’re looking for if you have healthy teeth and gums that just need a little help on the surface. What can you expect when getting a veneer to improve your smile? If you’re exploring dental veneers for the first time, these are the fast facts to know:
Consider a dental veneer your “fast-track” cosmetic solution for making your smile look healthy and beautiful without the need for more expensive and time-consuming options for cosmetic dentistry. While dental veneers do have their limits as far as what they can correct and conceal, many people find that they offer exactly what’s needed to create a rapid smile transformation! Some reasons to consider this option include:
How Long Will a Veneer Last?
A veneer isn’t a permanent solution. However, it does provide an affordable long-term option for correcting a cosmetic issue with your teeth. A veneer will typically last between 10 and 15 years.
It’s also important to note that a dental veneer is not irreversible. That means that you can’t “go back” to the way your teeth looked prior to the procedure. The reason for this is that we’ll be changing the structure of your natural tooth in order to accommodate the new veneer. This involves removing some of your natural enamel. There is no way to restore enamel once it has been shaved down. Of course, you will have the option to choose a different cosmetic restoration option when the time comes to replace your veneer down the road. It’s just important to know that there is no going back to your tooth’s natural state once enamel removal has taken place.
How Is a Dental Veneer Applied?
To start, we’ll prepare your natural tooth for the veneer. We’ll remove a thin layer from your tooth to create a contact point for the veneer. The length of time needed for preparation will depend on the number of teeth being treated. Next, the veneer is placed on top of the tooth to create a seamless fit with your existing teeth. The complete process typically takes between two and three visits. Unlike other dental procedures that involve drilling or cutting, veneer placement is a “surface treatment” that doesn’t cause pain or discomfort.
The reason why veneers require several appointments is that several steps are needed to create a custom veneer. During preparation, your tooth will be shaved and trimmed to accommodate a future veneer. An impression will then be taken that will be used to create your custom veneer. While it can take several weeks for your custom veneer to be made, you can use a temporary veneer to shield your prepared teeth while you wait for the call to come back in to have your finished veneer placed.
Your veneer will be carefully fitted to your teeth for a pristine match. It will be cemented in place using a compound that hardens quickly when a special light is applied. Finally, any excess cement will be cleared away. We’ll also check to ensure that your bite looks just as it should!
What Patients Need to Know: Here's What a Veneer Can't Fix
A great fit for a stained tooth, a porcelain veneer can also help with mildly broken teeth. However, it’s not typically ideal for badly damaged or decayed teeth. If you have severe dental issues like gum disease, weak teeth, large fillings or low enamel, you may need to pivot to solutions like crowns or implants.
If you grind your teeth, a porcelain veneer may not be ideal even if you’re a good candidate based on the state of your teeth. That’s because people who grind their teeth can cause veneer cracks and chips. While unlikely, a veneer can dislodge from your tooth. This is more likely to occur when you are grinding your teeth, biting hard objects or applying pressure to your teeth.
What Is a Dental Veneer Made From?
Most dental covers are made from high-quality porcelain. Porcelain is a top choice because it’s able to recreate the light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth. It’s generally very easy to make porcelain veneers look natural in your mouth!
Why Is Getting a Dental Veneer a Good Option?
The biggest benefit to getting a veneer is that it will provide a natural look that won’t drastically alter the shape of your smile. While your smile will look much better, people won’t necessarily know that you had dental work done. A veneer can also be shaded to a custom color that blends in with your own smile. What’s more, a veneer resists staining to ensure uniformity as time goes on. Another benefit is that the gums typically tolerate a porcelain veneer very nicely.
How Do I Find a Dentist Near Me Offering Porselan Veneers?
The Dental Team is here if you need a cosmetic dentist in South Florida offering veneer options! The first step is making sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this option. We can then work with you to get the right shade and shape to update your smile with a natural-looking, low-maintenance veneer.
The Dental Team dentists bring more than 100 years of combined experience to our clients. With more than a dozen offices throughout the region, we make it easy to book an appointment to discuss the changes you’d like to make with your smile. We offer cutting-edge services for cosmetic dentistry for residents of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach at our friendly offices in Abacoa/Jupiter, Lake Worth/Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and Coral Gables.
A dental veneer can be a truly transformative option if you have lackluster teeth even though your mouth is generally very healthy. While a veneer doesn’t actually reverse damage, it does restore the look of a natural, full smile that is free from cracks or staining. Veneer placement is just one of the many options for cosmetic and restorative dentistry offered here at The Dental Group. Please contact us today to book an appointment with a dentist at one of our friendly office locations. Don’t forget to book your FREE exam and X-ray if you’re due for a dental cleaning!