Have you felt self-conscious about certain imperfections in your smile? Do you often wish you could close gaps between teeth, repair a chipped tooth or obtain a pearly white smile? If so, veneers may be the perfect option you’ve been searching for.
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski can make your dreams a reality. Our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentistry office offers several options for porcelain veneers and will ensure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure, as well as completely satisfied with your results. Schedule an appointment today.
Porcelain veneers can be used both for cosmetic and restorative dental purposes.
A veneer is an extremely thin layer of porcelain that is placed on top of your natural teeth to correct many dental imperfections, including spacing between teeth, uneven tooth length and discoloration.
Porcelain is a ceramic material known for its translucence, durability and strength, which makes it optimal for use in teeth. Veneers are custom-made to fit a patient’s tooth size, shape, and color.
Veneers are considered less invasive than other forms of treatment. Unlike other types of dental work, they do not require the removal of any natural teeth. Instead, veneers are placed over your existing teeth.
Porcelain veneers can correct a significant number of dental concerns. From more minor issues such as a small gap between teeth to a complete smile makeover, patients can choose the degree to which they would like to improve their smile with veneers. Below are some of the most common types of dental imperfections that can be corrected with veneers:
The process of getting veneers takes about two to three appointments, which are scheduled approximately six weeks apart. The first dental visit consists of an evaluation and, if time permits and you are ready to get started on the process, tooth prepping. During this visit, Dr. Natalia will check your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. She will also ask you what your preferences are, such as the overall goal you wish to achieve with your new smile, along with the size, length and color of the veneers. Additionally, Dr. Natalia will ask you how many teeth you would like to have veneers fitted over. Some patients may only seek to correct imperfections in a few teeth, while others prefer to have a full smile makeover. After the assessment is completed and if you are confident in your decision to obtain veneers, then we will move right into the tooth prepping phase.
In order to prep your teeth for veneers, a minimal amount of enamel will be removed from the teeth (roughly between .3 to .5 mm) to allow the porcelain veneers to fit nicely atop the natural teeth. Then, an impression will be taken of the teeth and sent to a laboratory so the veneers can be created to fit perfectly. Temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth during this time to minimize discomfort.
During the second visit, the teeth that will obtain veneers will first be cleaned thoroughly. Afterward, the veneers will be placed and affixed using dental cement. An ultraviolet light will ensure the veneers are securely bonded to the natural teeth.
Veneers are extremely durable and can last several upwards of 10 years without replacement. To maximize their longevity, it’s important to practice good dental hygiene as you would with natural teeth. Brush and floss teeth at least twice a day and get regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Although porcelain veneers are an attractive option for many people looking to improve their smiles or restore their teeth, they may not be for everyone.
People looking to address chipping, cracked or stained teeth should strongly consider veneers, as should those dealing with uneven smiles and tooth spacing, crowding or bite issues. Veneers are also a solution for covering up old fillings or restorations.
You should have healthy gums and good bone structure for veneers to work properly. Before signing up for veneers, people with gum disease and related oral health issues should consult an experienced dental professional.
Yes. In some situations, you may need to get different dental treatments before you can consider veneers to help improve your smile.
When teeth have been worn down by grinding, for example, it can be difficult to adhere the veneer to the surface of the teeth. The issues should be addressed before turning to dental veneers.
Similarly, large gaps in the teeth may require orthodontia work before using veneers to help address the gaps. Because the veneers used to help cover the gap still have to adhere to the teeth, an orthodontist may first need to move the teeth to at least partially close the gap.
The opposite issue can also make veneers the wrong choice initially. For example, severely crowded teeth may need to be moved by an orthodontist first so that the veneers can properly adhere to the teeth.
No. Getting porcelain veneers is a relatively painless process. If you are looking for porcelain veneers in Fort Lauderdale, you can receive the service from the comfort of our office in just two visits.
After the procedure, you may initially experience some sensitivity in your teeth. You may also experience mild soreness, but neither is likely to last more than a few days.
Pearl White Dentistry is pleased to provide porcelain veneers in Fort Lauderdale, along with a wide range of cosmetic and restorative services for patients across South Florida.
Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski is an experienced Fort Lauderdale dentist who has been helping people brighten their smiles and improve their oral health for over a decade. She has dedicated her career to serving patients, including many who have been coming to Pearl White for several years. Do not just take our word for it: Read our patient reviews online to see for yourself.
Virtually anyone can benefit from porcelain veneers. To learn more about veneers and see if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure, call Pearl White Dentistry at (954) 491-8812 or contact us online. Your picture-perfect smile awaits!