Porcelain veneers in Daytona Beach are a preferred cosmetic treatment because they can improve several issues using one procedure. Although they are effective for enhancing the overall color, size, and shape of your teeth, you will need to permanently remove enamel to enjoy their benefits. This is a big commitment, and you are sure to have plenty of questions. Here are the answers to the most common questions about porcelain veneers to make the best choice for your smile.
After your initial consultation to create your personalized treatment plan, you can expect your smile transformation to take 2 appointments. Your teeth are cleaned and prepared during your first visit. A small amount of enamel is removed to ensure the veneers sit flush. We take an impression of your mouth, which is used to create your new smile.
The dental lab carefully crafts your veneers to meet your exact needs. This can take a couple of weeks, so we will attach temporary veneers while you wait. After your permanent ones are sent back to our office, you return for your final appointment to have them bonded to your teeth.
When compared to other cosmetic procedures and veneers made from different materials, porcelain allows you to enjoy several advantages, including:
Although the veneers are thin, they are durable. They can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced if you take the time to care for them properly.
The veneers are not subject to tooth decay, but your underlying teeth can still be damaged. To maintain your oral health and to protect your veneers, it is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean all surfaces of your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day. You should also use a high-quality dental floss to clean around the gum line and in between the teeth daily.
To prevent damaging your veneers, do not use your teeth as tools, chew on inedible objects, or bite overly hard foods. You should also wear an athletic mouthguard when playing sports.
If you still have questions about porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist in Daytona Beach is only a phone call away. Contact our office today to learn more about veneers.