Some of the biggest smiles you’ve seen on the silver screen have been enhanced with porcelain veneers – and now, you can give your own grin the star treatment. Instead of having each one of your dental flaws corrected individually, you can just have them all covered at once in as a little as two appointments. To learn more about porcelain veneers in Cocoa Beach, FL and the kind of transformations they offer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nawrocki today.
Veneers are sheaths of porcelain that conceal cosmetic flaws. The custom crafted porcelain veneers are affixed to the front facing surfaces of teeth. Once in place, they will look and function just like healthy tooth structures.
Porcelain veneers are effective cosmetic treatments in a number of situations, including:
Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two appointments. During the initial visit, we’ll need to prepare your teeth. This involves us removing a small amount of the surface tooth enamel in order to allow the veneer to lay flat in the smile line. Then, we capture impressions of your bite. These impressions will be used by our lab to create your custom porcelain veneers. Before you leave the dental office, we’ll need to place a temporary veneer. This protects your smile and allows you to get used to the look and feel of your veneers. In one or a few weeks, we’ll receive the veneers from our dental lab. You’ll return to our dental office for the second appointment, and we will remove your temporary and exchange it for the flawless custom porcelain veneers.
After porcelain veneer treatment, your smile will look flawless for years to come. The high-quality porcelain materials are stain resistant, so even if you regularly consume staining foods and drinks, your smile will stay sparkling white. Like natural enamel, the porcelain will wear down over time. To keep the veneers in place longer, we recommend switching to softer toothbrushes and less abrasive toothpaste. You might also want to use a waxed floss to avoid tugging the edges of your veneers. You should visit our team twice a year for exams and professional cleanings. During these visits, we can work with you to maximize your at-home oral hygiene routine. If you engage in athletics or experience teeth grinding and clenching, it’s important that you use mouthguards as directed.
If you have been dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth for some time, porcelain veneers are an excellent way to regain confidence in your smile. However, odds are you might have a few questions about the finer details of the treatment process. Not to worry; we’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked questions about veneers and answered them here for your convenience. For the answers to any of your questions that are not answered on this page, just give us a call.
Veneers are considered an irreversible dental treatment. Why is that? Because the treatment requires that some of your enamel be removed in order to ensure that your veneers lay flat in the line of your smile. Unfortunately, tooth enamel does not grow back once it has been removed. For this reason, your affected teeth will always need some kind of protection going forward, like veneers or crowns.
Because enamel must be removed in order to place veneers, many patients assume that the process will be painful. However, before your teeth are prepped, Dr. Nawrocki will use plenty of local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel a thing throughout the whole procedure. Some of our patients may experience dental anxiety at the thought of getting veneers, so we also offer sedation to calm those patients’ nerves.
Whether you want to brighten just a few teeth or transform your whole smile, porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment that can be specified to meet your unique needs. If you want to address any of the following dental imperfections, veneers may be right for you:
Because porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, we have to first make sure that your teeth and gums are in good condition. If you have gum disease or cavities in your infected teeth, we must address those issues prior to placing veneers.
The great news is that you should still be able to enjoy most foods. We recommend sticking to a soft food diet for a few days after receiving your veneers, since your teeth may be sore. After that, however, most foods should be fair game. We do ask that you avoid certain items that could damage your veneers, such as:
It should be noted that porcelain veneers are incredibly resistant to staining, much more so than your natural tooth enamel. For this reason, you should be able to enjoy items like coffee, wine, and berries to your heart’s content without worrying about discoloring your smile.