Does the thought of smiling for a photograph fill you with dread? Do you avoid eating in public, or cover your mouth with your hand when you speak? If so, you are probably less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile and you are not the only one.
Many people regularly cite their teeth as one of the least favorite parts of their body and the thing that they would most like to change about their appearance. Being self-conscious about your smile can have serious repercussions, affecting your confidence, self-esteem, and professional relationships.
Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dental treatments available that can improve the appearance of your smile. One of the most effective and common cosmetic treatments are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can reverse variety of cosmetic flaws in your teeth, helping you to achieve a confident and beautiful smile. The skilled dentists at Jupiter Dentistry offer porcelain veneers in Jupiter, FL custom-made for your smile.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can transform the appearance of your smile. While they can be used individually, in the case of cosmetic dentistry they are normally provided in a complete set, one veneer for each tooth. Each veneer is a thin, porcelain covering that is attached to the outer enamel of your natural tooth, and is custom designed to provide the perfect aesthetic improvement – whether this is size, shape or color, or a combination of all three.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The process to receive porcelain veneers straightforward and will require a couple of appointments with our team. After your initial consultation to determine your suitability for the procedure, you will need to attend an appointment so that mould and measurements of your teeth can be taken. These will be used in the creation of your custom-made veneers.
Once the veneers are ready, you will be scheduled an appointment to have them fitted. This minimally invasive treatment is performed under a local anesthetic, while your tooth is being prepared to be fitted for the veneer. This is done to ensure that the veneer fits properly. After the teeth are filed, the veneers will be applied to the outside of your teeth and attached using resin. This is the cured with a special light so that it hardens, creating a strong, resilient bond that holds your veneers in place.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are many reasons why patients choose porcelain veneers. They include:
Alternative to Whitening
Porcelain veneers can be created in a variety of different shades, making it an ideal solution for teeth that are stained or discolored. Veneers are often chosen as an alternative to teeth whitening treatments, particularly when the patient is unable to tolerate the chemicals used in the process. Veneers are also sometimes used when a patient is unable to achieve the shade that they desire through whitening procedures.
Porcelain veneers are also extremely stain resistant, meaning that patients with discolored teeth can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for longer.
Hide Minor Imperfections
Although the enamel covering our teeth is extremely strong, over time many of us develop some minor imperfections such as cracks or chips. Porcelain veneers sit over the top of our teeth, covering such blemishes and giving the appearance of a naturally perfect smile.
Address Size and Alignment Problems
Discoloration and blemishes are not the only problems that we can experience with our smiles. Many of us suffer from teeth that are different heights, slightly crooked or have gaps between them. Porcelain veneers can address minor problems with the size and alignment of your teeth, ramping up the beauty of your smile.
Reinforce Your Teeth
Although porcelain veneers may look fragile, they are surprisingly durable and can reinforce your teeth, giving you a strong, gorgeous smile for years to come.
Low Risk Treatment
Unlike other dental surgeries to improve your smile, the minimally-invasive aspect of porcelain veneers makes the procedure very low risk with a super-fast recovery period.
Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team of dental professionals have extensive experience in delivering exceptional quality care to patients living in and around Jupiter, FL. To find out more about porcelain veneers, or to schedule your consultation, please give us a call at (561) 250-0995.