When you meet someone new, give a big presentation, or smile for photos on your wedding day, your smile has a dramatic impact on how you feel about your appearance. Whether your smile has aged prematurely due to wear and damage or you have always wanted to improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers offer a versatile solution to achieving the smile of your dreams!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Think of porcelain veneers as thin, tooth-shaped shells that cover the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are popular because they can address a number of esthetic concerns with one procedure:
- Tooth color
We can design, create, and deliver porcelain veneers in just a few appointments! Porcelain veneers can range from natural in appearance to a perfect celebrity-style look. We will discuss your goals for your appearance and design a smile that you feel great about!
Because we custom-design all of our restorations at West Glades Dental, you can feel confident that the outcome will look great and reflect the care and precision that both Dr. Molero and Dr. Soto consistently provide to our patients.
Treatment for Porcelain Veneers
Once you and Dr. Soto have an initial exam and cosmetic consultation, you'll decide on the appearance of your new smile together. Next, she will prepare your teeth for porcelain veneers. We offer two options:
Traditional (Prep) Veneers – We will gently polish away some of your existing tooth structure to make space for your veneers and to ensure that they look natural from your gum line to the edge of your teeth. This painless process ensures that your veneers will fit properly and adhere securely to your teeth.
No-Prep Veneers – Some patients will qualify for a no-prep or low-prep veneer that requires the removal of less tooth structure to gain the natural appearance we strive for.
Dr. Molero or Dr. Soto can discuss which veneer style will work best for your smile as well as the benefits of each. We can also discuss any complementary cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, that will improve your results.
Regardless of the option you choose, we have the ability to create a model in wax of what you'd like to achieve and we can even do a "mock up" of what these changes would look like in your mouth depending on the situation. It's a great way to picture the end result.
We will take impressions of your teeth and send them, along with instructions on the appearance of your veneers, to our trusted dental lab where your new smile will be created! We will protect your teeth with temporary composite veneers until we receive your final porcelain restorations from the lab. Unveiling your new smile at your appointment is exciting and one of the most rewarding parts of what we do! We love improving patients' lives through high-quality dentistry.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Common sense is key when it comes to the longevity of all your dental restorations. Maintaining healthy gums is vital to your health as well as your veneers. Tooth brushing, flossing, regular dental exams, and dental cleanings are great insurance for your new dentistry. Additionally, if Dr. Molero or Dr. Soto has recommended a nightguard, wearing it consistently can protect your natural teeth and veneers from nocturnal clenching or grinding.
It is always best to follow some basic tips such as never using your teeth as tools! You should only bite into food, avoiding the same things that might damage your natural teeth like olive pits, hard nuts, and chewing ice. Veneers, while strong, are not indestructible! If you damage a veneer, contact us right away so that we can restore your smile.
Contact Us to Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Our Boca Raton, FL dental team looks forward to welcoming you to our office and providing you with beautiful cosmetic dentistry so you can feel confident and happy with your appearance!