Dental & Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Robert E. Lane D.M.D.
in Boca Raton, FL
Porcelain Veneers in Boca Raton, FL
Tooth decay and damage happen. Don’t let such a minor misfortune hold you back from a fantastic smile. When bleaching and bonding are out of the question, consider porcelain veneers, which perfectly resemble healthy teeth. We have the most confident and secure procedures available in Boca Raton, FL.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells of a composite resin material or ceramic (porcelain), which are bonded to the front of teeth. The procedure needs little or no anesthesia and can be a great choice for improving your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that, when bonded to your teeth, recreate the natural look of the teeth. They also provide strength and resilience that mimic your natural tooth enamel. This material is often chosen to change tooth shape, color, and size as well as for slight position alterations.
What Dental Problems Can Veneers Fix?
There are many reasons people are unhappy with their teeth, such as:
- Discolored teeth due to reasons such as root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, staining due to tetracycline or other drugs, or large resin fillings
- Worn-down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
These are just a few of the many reasons you might not like your smile. The bottom line is, if you are unhappy with your smile, dental veneers can put a better smile on your face.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
It usually requires three trips to the dentist to get a dental veneer. The first visit is an initial consultation where you can discuss your goals and decide which type of veneer is best for you. During the consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. Your dentist will also go over the procedure and any limitations it may have. He or she may also make an impression of your mouth or take X-rays.
During the next visit, your teeth will be prepared for the veneer and your dentist will make an impression or model of your teeth so that your veneers can be constructed. Your veneer will be fitted and then bonded to your tooth. Your dentist may request that you return for a follow-up visit to check your gums and the veneer’s placement.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer the following advantages:
- Maintains the natural appearance of your tooth/teeth
- Provides a surface well-tolerated by gum tissue
- Resists staining
- Make dark teeth appear whiter
- Offers a stronger, more aesthetic approach to changing the color and shape of your tooth/teeth
How much do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers can vary from patient to patient. Factors that influence cost include the number of veneers and the type of veneer to be used.