Porcelain Veneers, are They Right for Me?
The finest porcelain veneer procedures in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and all of Palm Beach County, Florida.
What is the first physical facial attribute you may notice about a person, aside from eyes? That’s right, their smile. And if you’re not feeling 100% confident about yours, why not look into cosmetic dentistry? There are many solutions to dental problems you may have, specifically veneers being a popular solution for various ones! Problems such as badly yellowed or rotted teeth, separated teeth, chipped or cracked teeth and much more.
Dental veneers are custom made, tooth-like shells, that are placed on the front end of your tooth. This process is meant to hide imperfections without needing to undergo extensive surgery or any other painful procedure to get a beautiful smile. The veneers are molded and shaped according to your exact fit and bonded to your teeth for long lasting results and a quick fix to a haunting dental problem.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are veneers made from a durable ceramic material. The ceramic is created specifically for dental use and made to withstand pressure and strong biting to ensure quality over time. Porcelain veneers are wildly popular in the dental industry as they mimic the exact look of teeth when they have been glazed. You can almost never tell the difference between the two.
There are many reasons people chose porcelain veneers over a composite resin, one being, the durability difference. Porcelain veneers (when taken care of correctly) can last up to 2 decades, which is nearly double if not triple the length of time of composite resin. Porcelain lasts much longer because of the ceramic material.
What’s The Process For Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Because of the quality and customization behind porcelain veneers, the process takes longer than most expect. The first step may the most important, as you need to find the best cosmetic dentist that fits your needs (and your budget). Once you’ve narrowed down your search to your perfect match, an initial consultation is needed to talk about the needs and wants for your smile.
Secondly, your next visit will include your dentist shaving down the front ends of your teeth in preparation for veneers. Once they’ve been shaved, temporary veneers will be adhered to your teeth and serve as a placeholder for the permanent ones. The time between could possibly take days or sometimes weeks. During this time, your permanent veneers are being made by ceramists.
Lastly, on your final visit of the process, your permanent veneers are replaced by the placeholders. Now the only job you have is to take good care of them and visit your dentist yearly for check-ups! Be sure to use a soft bristle tooth brush and a toothpaste recommended by your dentist. Listen to all after-care tips from your dentist, as you want to make sure your investment lasts you two decades!
Don’t be afraid to perform extensive research on porcelain veneers, especially if you’re worried about the process. Porcelain veneers aren’t for everyone, however, thousands if not millions of people have made the choice to opt for porcelain veneers. Now their smiles reflect their happiness! Isn’t time you had the perfect stunning smile you’ve always wanted?
Ritter and Ramsey are an award winning dental practice located in Florida but graciously accept patients from all over the United States. Consider starting your journey towards a beautiful smile today.
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