Porcelain Veneers in Ft. Lauderdale
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you have spaces between your teeth? Perhaps a darker shade that will not get brighter even with bleaching? Do you have chipping or unevenness with your front teeth? If these are some of your concerns, porcelain veneers might be the solution for you!
Your cosmetic dentist in Ft. Lauderdale can evaluate your smile and let you know if porcelain veneers are the right treatment to improve your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers or dental laminates are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to your enamel. The porcelain veneer is custom made and can change the color, size, and shape of your existing tooth.
Patients love porcelain veneers because they are natural looking and very little of your own enamel needs to be removed to make room for the thin veneer. Sometimes, no preparation of the tooth is even required! Once the veneer is bonded to your enamel, the porcelain becomes strong and is resistant to stain and color change.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
One of the major benefits of porcelain veneers is that your smile can be improved with minimal removal of your own enamel, in a short period. We can usually complete the procedure in 2-3 appointments. Spaces between your teeth can quickly be closed, we can correct the color of your teeth, and restore chipped, uneven teeth.
However, each case is unique. Some veneers require little to no removal of enamel while others may require significantly more. If we don’t remove enough enamel, the veneer can look bulky or too thick. At Drs. Dixon and Dixon, we will ensure your veneers will look natural and help you achieve your best smile.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Even though porcelain veneers are a very conservative dental procedure, they are irreversible or permanent. Once we bond your porcelain veneers to your tooth, you cannot go back. So, it is a life-long commitment.
Porcelain veneers can last decades, but care is needed. Visiting Drs. Dixon and Dixon is essential for regular check-ups and usually, a night or occlusal guard is made to help protect the porcelain veneers. It is necessary not to chew ice, bite your fingernails, or bite into very hard foods with your veneers. If you don’t care for them properly, porcelain veneers can chip or come off the tooth.
Call Drs. Dixon and Dixon
If you think you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, give our office a call to schedule a complimentary consultation. Drs. Dixon and Dixon can let you know all your options to provide you with the smile you desire.
As with any cosmetic procedure, you need to evaluate the pros and cons, commitment, and maintenance of the procedure. Drs. Dixon and Dixon can give you an honest recommendation and help come up with a plan that is right for you. Contact our Ft. Lauderdale dental office today to arrange your consultation.