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Having an aesthetically pleasing smile is a key element in feeling confident in oneself. When you have chipped, discolored, misaligned or gaps between your teeth, you can feel a significant loss of self-confidence.
To get your confidence back, ask your dentist about porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are used to treat an array of cosmetic issues to otherwise healthy teeth. If you are concerned about the color, shape, positioning or size of your teeth, get in touch with one of our friendly dentists in Rockledge to discuss what kind of cosmetic treatment options are right for you.
What Are Veneers?
If you are wondering what dental veneers are, then you have come to the right place. Porcelain veneers are constructed of a thin layer of porcelain that works just like the tooth’s enamel does. They adhere to the surface of the tooth and are used to make a smile more aesthetically pleasing. If your teeth are in good shape and only need minor cosmetic corrections, veneers may be a good treatment option for you. They are typically used to address common issues like:
- Size and shape: Are you worried about having a chipped tooth that might impact your self-confidence right before a big event like a wedding, job interview or another milestone event? By covering the front of the tooth with a veneer, you will be able to return your smile to its normal state. Your veneer will fit so well and will blend so seamlessly with the rest of your teeth that only you and your dentist will know that it is there. In addition to providing treatment for chipped teeth, veneers can be used to address concerns with teeth that appear to be too big, too round, too small or too square for a patient’s face. If you grind your teeth, also known as bruxism, dental veneers can be used to return the teeth to their proper length.
- Tooth Color: If yellow, dingy or discolored teeth embarrass you, you are not alone. Many people suffer from this common problem that can be caused by aging, tea, coffee, tobacco products or medications. If you have tried whitening treatments and they haven’t worked, porcelain dental veneers can help. By using veneers, you can choose the exact shade of brightness that you want for your smile.
- Alignment and spacing: Dental veneers can also be used to correct spacing issues between the teeth. This is a great alternative to braces for adults who have minor positioning and alignment issues.
A dentist in Rockledge can help you to decide if dental veneers are the right treatment option for you.
How Much Will My Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Your total porcelain veneers cost will depend mainly on the type of veneers you choose and the number of teeth you are having treated. We can provide you with an estimate of what your treatment will cost.
What Will Happen During My Procedure for Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Your porcelain veneers procedure will be painless and simple. Since your veneer will be custom-fitted, your dentist will need to make a mold of your teeth. Once this has occurred, some of the enamel of your tooth will need to be taken off. Afterward, the veneer will be stuck to the tooth. Once it is in place, it will not move and it will not stain.
How Are Crowns and Veneers Different?
You may be wondering what the difference in porcelain crowns and porcelain teeth veneers are. After all, they are both made out of the same kind of material and they both stick to the structure of the underlying teeth in much the same way. In addition, they both correct aesthetic issues like the size and shape of the teeth. The biggest difference between them is that a dental veneer only covers the front of the tooth, while a dental crown fits over the entire tooth like a cap. In fact, many people refer to the process of getting a crown as “having a tooth capped.”
If your tooth is heavily damaged by trauma, decay, age or grinding your teeth, you will probably need to have a crown put in rather than a veneer. Your dentist will still need to remove some of the enamel of the tooth in order to fit the crown properly. Crowns are incredibly strong and are frequently used when the back teeth need cosmetic or structural work done.
Do Veneers Have a Long Lifespan?
Your veneers will last for decades if you take proper care of them. You should follow all care instructions given to you by your dentist.
How Do I Care for Dental Veneers?
Caring for veneers porcelain is very simple. You will need to brush and floss your teeth daily. You will also need to be cautious when eating hard foods and candies. In addition, you will want to refrain from using your teeth to open objects like bags or bottles. If you suffer from bruxism, you will need to wear a custom-fitted night guard when you sleep so that you will not damage your veneers or natural teeth.
Schedule Your Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Rockledge.
If you’re still curious about dental veneers, give us a call at (321) 252-0825. We can give you all the information you desire about how to make your smile more aesthetically pleasing via the use of porcelain dental veneers.