Your bright smile is the first thing people notice when you meet. Unfortunately, when your teeth are discolored, misaligned, pointed, and worn down, you lose confidence and always feel shy and uncomfortable showing your smile. Worry no more because your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach at SEDA Dental can make your smile more attractive.
Why go for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of a thin shell, thus improving your teeth’ shape, shade, style, and also aligning them. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistance, making them durable if you take good care of them. They look like your natural teeth and therefore, it helps you hide any oral imperfections.
Procedure for porcelain veneers
When you go for a porcelain veneer procedure, your dentist will examine your teeth to know how many porcelain veneers are needed. Your dentist will also carry out an X-ray test to check for gum disease and decay. If your dentist finds that you have healthy gums and teeth, you are safe to go through the procedure.
Your dentist will use a local anesthetic when shaving your enamel layer and if your veneers go beyond your gum line since this is a sensitive area.
Choosing a shade
Together with your dentist, you will choose the porcelain shade which matches closely with the color of your natural teeth.
Your dentist will trim your teeth that need treatment before fixing the porcelain veneer. Your dentist will do the trimming by shaving each tooth’s enamel layer that needs cosmetic treatment to one-millimeter thickness. Your dentist will then clean the surrounding areas. The trim helps your dentist to place the porcelain veneers properly.
Your dentist will take your teeth’ impression, including adjacent teeth and your gums, by putting in a thick paste on your teeth and request you bite into a tray to help lock the appearance. After that, your dentist sends your mold for porcelain veneers manufacturing in a dental laboratory that takes one to two weeks to be ready.
Assessing the porcelain veneer
After your veneers are ready, your dentist will fit them to each tooth, ensuring it aligns well. You will be requested to bite down, slightly move your jaws as you close your mouth to check if your veneers fit well and if there is a sign of pain or discomfort.
Attaching to the teeth
If your porcelain veneers fit well, your dentist will confirm the veneer’s shape, shade, and aesthetics and polish both your porcelain veneers and your teeth to prepare for bonding. Your dentist will fix the chosen shade inside your porcelain veneers and use a blue light to complete bonding. After that, your dentist cleans and flosses your teeth.
How to take care of your porcelain veneers
For you to maintain your porcelain veneers, you should do the following.
- Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing
- Avoid biting complex substances like ice and fingernails
- Avoid overuse of stain-causing food like red wine, coffee, tea
It is time to put a stop to being ashamed of discolored and misaligned teeth. Call or book your appointment online with SEDA Dental for a new smile.