Porcelain Veneers in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry is proud to provide residents of Ponte Vedra Beach and surrounding communities with a variety of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. Veneers are a segment of cosmetic dentistry that can create aesthetically pleasing smiles by correcting the shapes of teeth with a porcelain shell. Although the shell is very thin, the porcelain can cover many different smile imperfections, including unsightly gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, chips and cracks, stubborn stains, and many other problems. These problems can be fixed with only one cosmetic dental procedure. Many of the "Hollywood" smiles you see are the product of veneers!
Are Veneers Right For Me?
Veneers can treat several flaws, including the following:
- Discolored Teeth: Some stains cannot be removed through regular teeth whitening methods. Tetracycline staining during development and other drugs, excessive fluoride ingestion, and the presence of large resin fillings that have caused tooth discoloration are some of the staining causes that veneers can be effective at treating.
- Worn Teeth: This can be caused from grinding, clenching, or even normal eating and aging.
- Chipped, cracked, or Broken Teeth
- Misaligned, irregularly shaped, and uneven teeth
- Large gaps that are not correctable with braces
Steps for Veneers
Porcelain veneers are generally a two-step process. At the first appointment, the dentist and the patient will consider the goals for the procedure and how veneers can help. This diagnosis and treatment plan is important to determine the course of treatment. When the proper plan is agreed upon, the dentist will remove a small amount of tooth structure for the veneers. The dentist will then take an impression of the reduced teeth and send it to the lab along with the instructions and treatment plan. During the time the lab fabricates the veneers, temporary veneers can be placed if the reduced teeth are unsightly.
After the lab fabricates the veneers, the dentist will place them over the tooth to observe the shape and shade. Adjustments can be done at this point. Once the proper shape and shade are verified, the dentist bonds the veneers over each tooth. Many factors have to be taken into consideration in the determination of a successful veneer restoration, including facial shape, aesthetics, and speech patterns. Once the veneers are placed, the dentist will polish them and the patient is ready to go.
Do Veneers Require Special Care?
Veneers should be cared for just as the natural tooth would. Brushing, flossing, and a proper diet are as important for restored teeth as they are for natural teeth. Veneers are stain resistant but foods and drinks that are known to cause stains should be avoided.