Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain coverings that affix over your teeth to make them look perfect. They are custom-made for your own teeth by your dentist, and they remain on your teeth until (or if) they are ever removed by a dentist.
They are popular because of their amazing effectiveness in improving your smile, especially if you have stained, chipped, pitted, or misaligned teeth. In addition, they can help prevent the development of gum disease thanks to their protective nature.
Porcelain veneers are natural-looking and are resistant to stains. They also last longer than composite veneers or other types of cosmetic dental treatments, such as bonding. Their aesthetic quality and color stability make them an excellent cosmetic option for those who want bright white teeth.
How Are Teeth Veneers Made?
After determining that you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, your dentist will first file down a bit of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. Otherwise, the veneers would make your teeth feel fat and bulky in your mouth. Then, the dentist will proceed to take a mold of your teeth that require veneers, and the dentist will send the mold to a dental technician to make.
It usually takes as little as a week for the dental laboratory to create your veneers. Once the veneers are made, the process of applying them onto your teeth can usually be completed in just one session at the dentist’s office.
Your dentist will first clean the veneers thoroughly, and then attach them to your teeth using a specialized cement. UV light will then be used to harden the veneers onto your teeth. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Every set of teeth is unique, and only a dentist can tell you whether porcelain veneers are the right option for you. Each veneer is made for the individual tooth that requires it, and they are only done on the teeth that “show” when you smile. There is no need for veneers on teeth that no one sees.
Teeth veneers can do many things for your smile, such as:
- Address gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or pitted teeth
- Cover and repair cracks
- Reshape distorted or misshapen teeth
- Straighten uneven or overlapping teeth
- Cover corroded enamel
- Cover stained and discolored teeth
To care for your porcelain veneers, you just need to practice good oral habits – such as regular brushing and flossing, plus regular dental appointments. Your veneers are very strong but not indestructible, so it is best to avoid biting down on very hard foods or using them as tools.
Dentist in Pompano Beach, Florida
If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, My Pompano Dentist offers many solutions to make you happy with your teeth again. Veneers can vastly improve the shape, shade, and overall appearance of your smile, and make it brighter and beautiful!
Dr. Andrew Browne and Dr. Joseph Thayil take great pride in their work of transforming the smiles of South Florida residents, whether it’s through porcelain veneers, dental crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, or other types of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.
If you want to know more about how we can enhance your smile and overall oral health, call our team at My Pompano Dentist today at (954) 941-2412 to arrange a consultation, or request an appointment online now. We look forward to seeing you here!