These days, you can fix just about anything you don’t like about your appearance -- including your imperfect front teeth. There is no reason to live with a smile you are not 100% satisfied with. Porcelain veneers in Jacksonville can improve the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of the teeth that show when you speak and laugh, and we are happy to offer this popular cosmetic treatment to patients of Jacksonville Complete Dentistry. Keep reading to learn how porcelain veneers work, what the procedure is like, and whether or not you can benefit.
Porcelain veneers are thin, sturdy restorations made of dental porcelain. They work by simply covering up the front side of imperfect teeth. Highly customizable, each veneer can be crafted to match the dimensions that will suit your unique facial structure best. Dental veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth that show when you smile, where they can last for 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance. Because dental porcelain reflects light in the same way as your natural teeth, the end result is a flawless, beautiful smile.
Veneers are used to fix the following cosmetic issues affecting otherwise healthy teeth.
To apply veneers, your dentist will need to remove a small portion of tooth enamel from the front surface of each of the teeth that will receive a veneer. Without this important step, the veneers would cause your lips to puff out unnaturally.
After the teeth have been prepared, your dentist creates impressions of your smile and send this information along with your treatment plan to our partner lab. Here, each veneer is crafted by an expert. You wear temporary veneers in the time between appointments.
Once the veneers have been sent back to us, you return to our office for their final placement. Your dentist will check to make sure the veneers look just like they should before expertly placing each one.
Many adults can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers. This option is best for people who are in good oral and overall health, so we will schedule a checkup and cleaning before we begin to ensure you start with a clean, healthy smile. Patients who grind their teeth at night or who play contact sports should strongly consider investing in a mouthguard to protect their new veneers!
If you are interested in learning how your smile can be transformed with porcelain veneers, we invite you to get in touch with Jacksonville Complete Dentistry today. We can’t wait to show you the difference this treatment can make! Please feel free to request an appointment for excellence in cosmetic dentistry today.