It’s rare that you find a person born with absolutely perfect teeth. Everyone else needs a little help achieving their desired picture-perfect smile — and, for many, that help comes in the form of veneers.
Veneers can be an effective way to correct your aesthetic issue if your teeth are:
• Inconsistently sized
• Misshapen, misaligned or misspaced
• Badly discolored
By selecting a qualified, experienced cosmetic dentist, veneers can eliminate many kinds of smile defects in just two dental visits.
What Exactly Are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that cover the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. If you have only one troublesome tooth, a single veneer could be applied, or you could correct multiple teeth with several veneers.
What Happens When You Get Veneers?
After it’s determined that veneers are right for you, individual veneers are expertly crafted and color-matched for every tooth that needs correcting. Your natural teeth are then carefully prepped by removing a very small amount of enamel, ensuring that your bite will remain the same and your teeth will function properly after veneers are placed. Before your permanent veneers are placed, you will most likely be fitted with temporary veneers to wear as a test run.
Once you’re happy with the look and feel of your smile, veneers are permanently bonded to the surface of teeth using a light-sensitive material and a special curing light. Because the process cannot be completely reversed, the decision to get porcelain veneers should be carefully considered.
If you’re worried about the removal of enamel during preparation, prepless veneers can still be a viable option for you. These super-thin, no-prep veneers yield the same aesthetic results as veneers, but can be removed without any damage to your teeth. Have a discussion with your cosmetic dentist to determine if you’re eligible for no-prep veneers.
A Picture-Perfect Smile That Lasts More Than A Decade
Your porcelain veneers will stay bright and beautiful with daily brushing and flossing, as well as your usual twice-yearly professional cleanings. Because veneers are stain-resistant, expect your new smile to shine for 10 years, 20 years, or even longer.
Dr. Furshman and his team at Dentistry of Miami take pride in their commitment of a state of the art practice, all Digital, peerless, Cerec and CBCT Radiology. The personal and professional desire to stay up to date with Advanced Education and technology has always been a mainstay of his team.
Images courtesy of Dr. Randy Furshman