Porcelain veneers are designed to help smooth out a patient’s smile. They can close gaps, hide tooth wear, and cover small cracks or chips. Veneers are also used to hide discolored teeth and cover teeth that are small or crooked. Patients may choose porcelain veneers over other restoration techniques such as crowns. Porcelain veneers are durable and match the color of your natural teeth, giving you a naturally attractive smile.
Why porcelain veneers are the preferred choice
Due to the color and translucency of porcelain, it is one of the best dental materials to use to match the natural color of a patient’s teeth. It is also stain resistant as well as chip resistant. Veneers typically require less anesthesia than other dental procedures, such as crowns, while still providing an attractive result. Porcelain veneers last on average 10-15 years, though they can last longer or shorter depending on several factors which our office can discuss with you.
What to expect during the procedure
You can typically expect two to three appointments at our West Palm Beach office for the application of porcelain veneers. Dr. Moorhouse will inspect your teeth to determine if any reshaping is necessary. If so, the front of your teeth will be gently smoothed and prepared. This will make it easier for the application of the veneer. An impression will be taken of your teeth so that your custom-made porcelain veneers can be fabricated.
Once your porcelain veneers are crafted, which usually takes about two weeks, they will be securely bonded into place. Dr. Moorhouse will check them for any gaps as well as comfort. And finally, our office will discuss proper care techniques with you.
Protecting your porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and chipping, but proper care is important in order to get the best life out of them. It’s important to keep up proper oral hygiene and eating habits. Be sure to keep regular check-ups with our West Palm Beach office to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Following our instructions will ensure you have a bright and beautiful smile for a long time.
Please call our office if you have any questions about porcelain veneers or if you would like to schedule a consultation or appointment.