Permanently Erase Cracks, Chips, & Stains
Porcelain veneers are thin covers or sheaths that fit over the front surface of your tooth giving it a new appearance. They instantly fix such defects as:
Porcelain veneers in Boca Raton are thin covers or sheaths that fit over the front surface of your tooth in order to give it a new appearance. They instantly fix such defects as:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Stains and discoloration
- Uneven shape
- Black triangles at the base of teeth
- Disproportionately small teeth
Dr. Mogell carefully designs the size, shape, and color of veneers to complement each patient’s unique oral anatomy and facial characteristics.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The porcelain veneers procedure usually takes place across two visits to your cosmetic dentist in Boca Raton. During the first visit, Dr. Mogell prepares the teeth by scuffing their surface a little, to make a good surface for the porcelain veneers to adhere to. He also reshapes them slightly to make room for the thin layer of porcelain. After these things are done, he takes an impression of teeth from which the porcelain veneers will be made.
During the second visit, he attaches the porcelain veneers temporarily, and if they need fine-tuning or adjusting, he'll do this until you are pleased with the result. Then he'll permanently bond the veneers to your teeth, and you'll walk out with a whole new smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits, including:
- A natural appearance. Our natural tooth enamel is translucent, and so is dental porcelain. That means the two materials reflect light in a similar manner. That's why porcelain veneers are virtually identical to natural teeth. People will notice your gorgeous smile, not that you have had some work done on it.
- Remarkable strength. By itself, porcelain is brittle, but after it's bonded to teeth, it becomes quite durable. Porcelain veneers typically last at least 10 years.
- Stain resistance. Dental porcelain is nonporous, which means that it does not absorb pigments. It will not become yellow over the years like natural teeth.
- Improved confidence. Research indicates that individuals with attractive teeth are more likely to be perceived as successful, approachable, and youthful. Making over your smile with veneers may give you the confidence boost you need to be your best self every day.
- You can choose to receive just one or two veneers to transform the teeth whose appearance bothers you most. Or, you can opt for a full set of 4 – 8 veneers to achieve truly dramatic results.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers require almost the same care that natural teeth do. That is to say, daily brushing and flossing will remain as important as ever. However, you should keep in mind that abrasive toothpastes may scratch the porcelain, so you should ask your dentist for product recommendations that will protect your new smile. Also, bear in mind that biting down on hard objects could chip the porcelain. You should go for a check-up and professional cleaning every 6 months or so, just as you normally would. With good care, your porcelain veneers will look as good after 10 years as they originally did.
Are you ready to discover how porcelain veneers may be able to help you achieve your dream smile? Schedule a cosmetic consultation with our team of dental experts today.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Our team of experts are ready to help you achieve your dream look with porcelain veneers in Boca Raton! However, before you schedule your consultation, you may want to learn more about the treatment and what you can expect from it. That is why we have compiled this brief list of frequently asked questions. If you are curious about anything that isn’t discussed on this page, please contact us directly so we can personally assist you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most adults who would like to enhance their smile are candidates for veneers. However, there are some points to keep in mind. You should have adequate tooth enamel to support your veneers, and you should be free of gum disease and other significant oral health problems. If you tend to grind and clench your teeth, that issue will need to be addressed with a nightguard or other therapy in order to prevent damage to your new look.
Also, keep in mind that while smoking may not automatically bar you from getting veneers, we strongly advise against the use of any tobacco products. Not only are they detrimental to oral health, but they can also stain the bonding agent that keeps veneers in place.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
A member of our team will give you an estimate for the cost of your treatment when you visit us for your consultation. The price will depend largely on how many veneers you choose to receive. Although insurance does not typically cover porcelain veneers, you may be eligible for low-interest financing to break up the cost of your new smile into manageable monthly installments.
Can Veneers Be Removed if I Change My Mind?
Placing porcelain veneers requires that your cosmetic dentist in Boca Raton removes a thin layer of tooth enamel. It is necessary to ensure that the veneers do not make your smile look bulky or unnatural. It also means that your modified teeth will always need something, such as veneers or crowns, to protect them. Do not let the permanent nature of porcelain veneers worry you. The vast majority of patients love their results and never have any regrets about committing to the treatment.
What Should I Do if a Veneer Breaks or Falls Off?
Call our office right away, and we will arrange to see you as soon as we can. If possible, bring your lost or broken veneer with you. We might be able to reattach it. Before your appointment, it would be best if you avoid very hot and very cold foods because these could irritate your exposed tooth.