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.
A veneer is an extremely thin layer of porcelain that is placed atop your natural teeth to correct a number of dental imperfections, including spacing between teeth, uneven tooth length and discoloration. Unlike other types of dental work, veneers do not require the removal of any natural 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.
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!