Veneers

Many believe that a better smile is synonymous with a better life. In fact, 99.7% of adults believe that a beautiful smile is one of the great assets a person can have. But, one-third of Americans are unhappy with how their teeth look. Veneers are a great smile solution, if you’re looking to improve the landscape of your teeth.

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When you don’t feel good about your smile, it can affect your self-confidence. Luckily, there are many cosmetic dentistry solutions that can help you achieve your goals for a radiant smile. One of these solutions is porcelain veneers. The dentists at our Stuart, Florida, dental clinic can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with dental veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

There are two main types of dental veneers — composite and porcelain. Composite dental veneers are made of an amalgamation of elements, including plastic resin. Porcelain veneers are made of a type of ceramic that is much harder and more durable than composite veneers. Porcelain veneers also look more realistic — like natural teeth — because they are shiny.

What Are Dental Veneers?
How Do Dental Veneers Work?

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

The first step in the process of placing dental veneers is for our dentist to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This makes room to place the veneer shell — otherwise, your teeth would look unnaturally thick and large. For this reason, the dental veneers process is not reversible. Once you have dental veneers, you cannot remove them, unless you are replacing them with new dental veneers.

Because your veneers need to be crafted in a laboratory, you will be fit with temporary veneers after the dentist prepares your teeth. Once your veneers are finished, the dentist will permanently affix them to your teeth.

What Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?

Patients are thrilled as soon as they see themselves in the mirror after they get their dental veneers. They feel like they can finally smile again! Although anyone can get dental veneers, patients who have the following issues are more common:

  • Badly stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Teeth with many gaps

Often, stains on teeth can be corrected by teeth whitening. But not all stains respond to teeth bleaching, such as stains caused in utero by medication. Veneers are a great solution because they completely cover stained teeth.

Some people are born with teeth that are misshapen. If it is just one or two teeth, our dentists may be able correct the problem with a crown or veneer. However, if it is many teeth, getting dental veneers is likely the best solution.

Small teeth are also a genetic abnormality, and in these cases, it usually affects all the teeth. Because many of your teeth are not visible when you smile, some patients opt to get only eight or 12 veneers instead of a full set. Sometimes small teeth can be made to look better with gum contouring, but this is not always possible.

Spaces between teeth can often be corrected with orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign. However, if you have gaps between all your teeth, orthodontic treatment is not a good solution. Our dentists can craft your veneers to be larger than your natural teeth so that once they place them, all the gaps will be gone.

Veneers at Our Stuart, FL, Dental Clinic

To learn more about getting dental veneers, call our Stuart, Florida, dentist office today and make an appointment for a consultation.

Treatment

Your specialist will perform a physical exam of your mouth and teeth. A treatment plan will be created to get you on the path to veneer placement. During your consultation, your teeth will be shade-matched to match the veneer shells. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to craft veneers that are suited to your unique smile.

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On the day of your procedure, your tooth enamel will be shaved in order to accommodate to veneers. A high-quality resin is applied on each individual tooth to bond the shells to your actual teeth. With slight pressure, the veneers are placed on top of your teeth and you now have a visually appealing smile!

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