What are Porcelain Veneers?

If you want to completely alter the smile you have and don’t want to take the time necessary to correct several flaws, then consider porcelain veneers. With this conservative cosmetic treatment, your Bonita Springs dentist applies custom designed and crafted coverings to the facial side of teeth at the front of your mouth. Each porcelain veneer is made to correct and fit one particular tooth, so each one looks completely appropriate for the tooth it is affixed to.

What Can Veneers Correct?

Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or just veneers, can cover a myriad of smile imperfections that would normally take a number of different procedures to correct. For example, a chipped tooth can often be repaired with cosmetic bonding, while a more seriously broken tooth may require a full dental crown. Stained and discolored teeth often respond to teeth whitening, and a crooked smile can be corrected with orthodontics.

But instead of the time and expense of these different dental treatments, porcelain veneers can correct each problem simply by concealing your existing smile. In fact, dentists often call porcelain veneers “instant orthodontics” because they make quick work of straightening your smile.

What’s Involved in Getting Porcelain Veneers?

With porcelain veneers, Bonita Springs, FL, residents can have a new smile after only two visits to the dentist at Pelican Landing Dental. Treatment begins with a consultation during which you receive an examination of your teeth and gums, and you meet with the dentist to discuss your smile goals. We want you to be completely satisfied with your porcelain veneer smile, so your input is very important to us.

Actually applying the veneers requires two appointments. At the first, we’ll anesthetize your teeth and gums and then remove a thin layer of each tooth’s enamel surface. Doing so ensures that each veneer lies evenly in your mouth. The amount removed is approximately equal to the thickness of your veneers. Then, molded impressions are made so our cosmetic dental lab is able to create veneers that fit comfortably and look completely natural. We’ll also use these impressions to make a set of temporary acrylic veneers for you to wear while the lab fabricates your custom set.

At the second appointment, we’ll remove the temporaries in order to bond your permanent veneers. Each one will be examined for fit and proper appearance. If any minor adjustments are necessary, the dentist can quickly take care of that in the office. Then, each veneer is bonded into place to give you your ideal smile.

Call Our Office Today

If you’re ready to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, then contact Pelican Landing Dental in Bonita Springs, FL. We are the cosmetic dentist near Bonita Springs that residents trust to enhance their smiles.