Porcelain Veneers in Port Orange
How Veneers Can Help
Porcelain veneers can be used to treat almost any cosmetic imperfection, including stained or misshapen teeth, gaps, chips, and crooked teeth. Veneers can even be used to treat teeth with dark stains that can’t be removed with teeth whitening. However, veneers are not a restorative treatment and cannot be used to treat teeth that are seriously damaged, decayed, or infected.
Stains and discoloration are problems most of us would rather leave behind. With veneers, years of dark spots and irregularities can be concealed, without any damage to your natural tooth. This treatment has been around for a while, and improvements have only made them a better choice for giving your smile a total refresh.
Understanding the Treatment
The Veneer Placement Process
Applying veneers is a relatively simple process and can take as little as one or two visits. Dr. Helen Smillie or Dr. Joseph Smillie will first perform a thorough cleaning of the teeth where the veneers will be placed. Then, an accurate model of your teeth will be taken and used to mold the interior surface of the veneers. When the veneers are complete, they will be fitted and placed on the surface of your teeth, just below the gum line. If they feel comfortable, your doctor will use a strong dental cement to permanently adhere your new veneers to your teeth.
Realize Your Dream Smile
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Complete treatment in just two appointments – Porcelain veneers usually take only two quick appointments at Smillie Dental, and this treatment can cover up almost any cosmetic flaw. With veneers, you can get the smile of your dreams with just a few hours in the dentist’s chair!
- Durable and stain-resistant – The porcelain ceramic material used for veneers is non-porous, so it resists stains. It’s also very durable, especially compared to the resin used for dental bonding. With proper care, veneers can easily last 10-15 years, or even longer.
- No special care required – Beyond some basic precautions to avoid veneer breakage, all you have to do care for your veneers is brush and floss normally and see Drs. Helen and Joseph Smillie for an oral exam and cleaning every six months.
- Veneers look and feel completely natural – Your veneers will feel completely natural when you eat, smile and speak, and nobody will be able to tell them apart from your real teeth.
Caring for Your New Smile
Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers
Beyond standard brushing and flossing, patients with veneers should avoid chewing hard foods like almonds or ice, since this could cause breakage. Refrain from chewing non-food objects like pens, pencils, and fingernails, and avoid using your teeth as tools to tear tape or open packages. Teeth grinding (bruxism) can also be a serious issue for patients with veneers, since this pressure could cause the veneer to break or become dislocated. If you grind or clench your teeth, a night guard will protect your veneers while you sleep.
Know Your Options
What Makes Porcelain Veneers Unique?
The most unique thing about porcelain veneers is that they can be designed to make your smile look exactly how you want it to look. With the help of Dr. Helen or Dr. Joseph, you can choose the right color, shape, and style for each of your teeth, and the end result will be a uniform, beautiful smile that exceeds all of your expectations.
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