Porcelain Veneers – Satellite Beach, FL
Refresh Your Smile and Renew Your Confidence
If you hide your smile in photos or avoid pictures altogether, it might be time to upgrade it. At Dr. Merrill A. Grant’s Satellite Beach dental practice, we offer a number of cosmetic services that brighten, straighten, or otherwise enhance smiles. For those patients who wish to conceal or correct a number of flaws quickly and effectively, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. In just two visits, veneers transform smiles from blah to beautiful. Boost your confidence, look your best, and get the smile of your dreams quickly and comfortably. Start by calling our team to schedule a consultation today to find out how cosmetic dentistry in Satellite Beach can benefit you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells that are custom-crafted to cover the visible portion of your teeth. They conceal a variety of imperfections and act to alter the shape, color, and length of your teeth for a seamless and symmetrical look. The best way to decide if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grant today. He’ll be more than happy to walk you through the process and help you feel confident in your decision to invest in your smile.
How Are Veneers Placed?
If veneers are the cosmetic solution patients choose, our team will work with them to plan two treatment visits. During the initial visit, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front-facing surface of the teeth. Then, we collect dental impressions that are used by a lab to craft custom porcelain veneers to renew smiles. In the meantime, patients are fitted with temporary veneers that protect their prepared teeth until their permanent ones arrive. Once the custom veneers are completed, patients return to have them bonded to their teeth for a renewed grin!
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
There is no right dental service for every smile, but porcelain veneers in Satellite Beach are effective in correcting a number of smile flaws, including:
- Cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth.
- Minor gaps between teeth.
- Slightly misaligned or crooked teeth.
- Stained or discolored teeth.
If you find yourself getting down about the way your smile looks, and you’d like to fix your cosmetic imperfections, you’re a great candidate for veneers, so don’t hesitate to take the first step and contact us today!
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure not just because they improve your appearance, but they can also last over a decade when they’re properly cared for. Some other benefits that veneers can offer patients include:
- Dental porcelain isn’t porous, so veneers are stain-resistant.
- Porcelain reflects light as your natural enamel does, so they look completely natural.
- The color of your veneers can be customized to match your desires.
- Porcelain is gentle on your gums and oral tissues.
If you are strongly considering veneers in Satellite Beach, congratulations! This method of cosmetic dentistry will leave your smile truly transformed, giving you the confidence needed to feel good about your appearance. But before you start treatment, we understand there may be many questions you have about your upcoming placement. To help address any potential concerns, we’ve compiled some common questions asked by previous patients. After reviewing the material below, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment if you have any remaining questions for our team.
What happens to the teeth under veneers?
The thin coverings used to hide your imperfections will not damage your teeth. Although a small bit of the enamel is removed, the bonding agent to hold your veneer in place is safe. If you’re worried about an increased risk for cavities, don’t be, as the enamel will be covered by the veneer. However, it is still necessary to brush, floss, and rinse regularly to avoid potential decay developing on the natural teeth underneath your veneer. You can do this by limiting the amount of sugar you consume, continuing to see your cosmetic dentist in Satellite Beach, brushing twice a day for two minutes, and flossing at least once a day before bedtime.
Can veneers be used for bite corrections?
Although they do not change the actual position of your teeth or jaw, veneers may or may not be used for this reason. Ultimately, it is dependent upon the severity of your case and whether our team believes they will be beneficial in achieving desired results. If it is a mild open bite, veneers may allow your teeth to look longer, making it possible for your smile to appear more in alignment. As long as your bite problem is not posing a significant risk to your oral health, veneers may be a possible solution. If you have gaps between your teeth, these thin sheaths of porcelain are certainly helpful in closing that unnecessary space. If you do discover that you need orthodontic treatment, it is best to wait until after you’ve completed your time with braces before receiving veneers.
Do veneers feel like real teeth?
Most veneers are made of porcelain or ceramic. Porcelain is designed to feel smooth and not irritate your soft oral tissues. As a result, many patients report that their veneers feel just like regular teeth inside their mouth. As long as they are placed by a qualified professional who is trained in veneer placement, there is a good chance you may not even notice them while you’re talking or eating. And because a small bit of tooth enamel must be removed prior to placement, your veneers will not stick out or appear bulky.
Can veneers widen my smile?
If you have a narrow arch, there is a good chance that veneers will help to widen your smile and improve your appearance. According to the studies performed by the University of Minnesota, “narrow smiles” tend to hide teeth, whereas wider smiles appear asymmetrical and balanced, giving off a more pleasant aesthetic. Depending on the extent of your needs, we may recommend orthodontics to assist in this process before moving forward with any kind of cosmetic treatment.