When you smile, are you self-conscious about your damaged, discolored, and slightly misaligned teeth? Being too embarrassed to let your grin show can impact your self-esteem, social life, and even your career, which is why investing in veneers in Pembroke Pines is well worthwhile. Our team can transform your smile into one that you love by concealing a variety of cosmetic flaws with a single treatment. With the proper maintenance, you’ll be able to enjoy your newly improved grin for up to 25 years! To schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist and learn whether you can benefit from veneers, contact our office today.
Veneers are thin, strong shells custom-crafted from non-porous dental porcelain. Each shell is made to fit over the visible portion of teeth to conceal a variety of flaws, such as chips, cracks, severe discoloration, and gaps between teeth. Porcelain is an incredible durable material and is strong enough to withstand daily use for chewing. It also is stain-resistant, meaning you won’t have to worry about your veneers discoloring over time due to coffee, red wine, and other products that are high in tannins. In just three appointments, veneers are able to completely transform your smile.
The process of getting veneers is efficient, pain-free, and simple. However, before the treatment can begin, Dr. Kushner or Dr. Friedland will thoroughly examine your mouth and discuss the desires you have for your smile.
After determining that you’re a good candidate for veneers, they’ll be able to start preparing the natural teeth that you’d like to have repaired to receive the permanent shells. To do this, we will remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the shells so they can lay flush with your surrounding teeth. We’ll then take impressions of your mouth to send to our dental laboratory to craft your permanent veneers and place temporary ones until they arrive.
Once your permanent veneers have arrived at our office, we’ll call you in to have them placed. First, we’ll make sure that each veneer is made to our specifications and matches the shade of your surrounding teeth. Once we’ve confirmed that they meet our standards, we’ll cement them into place and polish up your smile before we send you on your way.
Porcelain veneers are so highly recommended by patients and professionals alike because they offer a variety of unique benefits. These include:
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your consultation, contact our office.
Chances are you’re excited about transforming your smile with veneers, but you might still have some questions about the finer details of this treatment. Below, we have gathered some of the questions we get asked the most often about veneers and answered them for your benefit. If you don’t find the information you were looking for, just give us a call and our team will be more than happy to help you!
If you have any of the following cosmetic imperfections in your smile, porcelain veneers might be just the thing you need:
It’s worth pointing out, though, that porcelain veneers are most effective on healthy teeth. For this reason, we highly recommend you attend a dental checkup and cleaning before scheduling your consultation for veneers.
During the tooth preparation phase of treatment, your dentist will have to slightly modify your teeth by removing the outermost layer of enamel. To make sure you don’t feel any pain during this procedure, we’ll numb your mouth with a local anesthetic.
In general, the more veneers you’re receiving, the more likely you are to experience some minor soreness for a few days following your procedure. However, this discomfort should be easily managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen.
At your consultation, we’ll give you a customized cost estimate based on the number of veneers you’re receiving. It goes without saying that the more veneers you get, the more you’ll end up paying. Additionally, the cost will vary depending on whether you require gum recontouring prior to veneer placement.
While dental insurance does not usually cover purely cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers, it’s worth contacting your insurance carrier to find out whether they’ll provide some coverage. If they don’t, keep in mind that we offer financing options like CareCredit so that you can fund your new smile without breaking the bank.
Because some enamel must be removed and enamel does not grow back, your affected teeth will always need some kind of protection moving forward, whether you choose more veneers or dental crowns. Hence, porcelain veneers are indeed considered a permanent treatment. However, this shouldn’t deter you from getting them. Most of our patients are thrilled with their smile after improving it with veneers.
Provided you take proper care of your veneers, you can expect them to last upwards of 10 years before they need to be replaced. You can maximize their lifespan by maintaining excellent oral hygiene, protecting them from injury, and keeping up with your regular dental appointments.
When designing your veneers, we take several factors into consideration, like your surrounding teeth, face shape, and skin tone. This helps create a restoration that blends in with your unique smile. Plus, dental porcelain resembles natural tooth enamel almost perfectly, even in the way it reflects light. Unless they’re a dental professional, others shouldn’t be able to tell that your veneers aren’t a natural part of your smile!