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The Many Uses of Porcelain Veneers

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Residents of Orlando, FL are some of the happiest people you’ll ever meet. We live in a beautiful state with the happiest place on earth right in our backyard. We love to smile here in sunny Florida, and that means that we want our smiles to look beautiful!

There are many ways to accomplish this task. Some smiles just need some touching up to improve the color while other smiles need to be a little bit straighter. We can accomplish both of those cosmetic improvements, but one of the greatest transformations comes when a patient makes the decision to invest in porcelain veneers.

When you see Hollywood smiles and smile transformations, you are usually seeing the work of porcelain veneers! Very few people are born with perfect teeth, but veneers make it appear that you’ve been given the gift of smile glory right from the beginning!

They look natural, feel great, and give you years and years of smile beauty. If you are looking for a way to change your smile, porcelain veneers could be the answer, and that’s what we want to focus on today!

Being Uncomfortable in Your Own Smile

It’s difficult to know when it’s time to make a decision like transforming your smile, but we usually tell our patients the same thing: if you’re uncomfortable, it’s time to make a change! Your smile should be a natural occurrence, not something that you try to hide or hesitate to show, but there are a few things that can make your smile feel uncomfortable.

Cosmetic Damage: Chips, cracks, and breaks happen. They happen when you’re a kid. They happen when you’re an adult. One wrong bite, and your teeth can look completely different! If you’ve suffered damage to a tooth, it is bound to make you feel uncomfortable when you smile.

Genetic Issues: Sometimes your teeth aren’t perfect because that’s just the way they grew! Teeth that are uneven, teeth that have gaps, and teeth that have a weird shape can make you feel just as self-conscious as an injured tooth. Luckily, the solution is the same!

Porcelain Veneers Make the Difference

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic procedures we offer. They can do so many different things for smiles. We’ve mentioned the cracks, chips, and breaks that happen due to injury, and the smiles that have genetic flaws like gaps, weird shapes, and uneven lengths. Veneers can also take care of teeth that are discolored! This is especially beneficial for severe discoloration that cannot be completely improved with standard teeth whitening solutions.

So how does it all work? Let’s take a look at the veneer procedure to help you better understand how this simple piece of porcelain can transform your smile.

The Veneers Procedure

The procedure to place veneers normally takes two appointments. You can replace one or more of your teeth (we only recommend placing veneers in your smile zone) at a time, but we find that placing veneers in even numbers tends to look the most natural in your smile.

Preparing Your Teeth: We’ll begin by preparing your teeth for the veneers. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain, so we need to remove enough enamel to allow the veneer to fit into your smile. This process is completely comfortable and safe for your teeth. We will then take impressions of your teeth to be sent to a lab where your veneers are crafted.

Getting the Look You Want: We don’t send you out the door like this! We will give you temporary veneers to keep on your teeth while you wait for your permanent veneers to be crafted. This is a great time for you to get a feel for veneers and how they should fit so that when your permanent veneers come in, we can be sure they are trimmed and fitted perfectly.

Placing the Permanent Solution: In a few short weeks, your permanent veneers will be back from the lab! We’ll call you in for an appointment to bond those veneers in place. We will trim any unwanted edges and polish them with the rest of your teeth so that you leave the office feeling like a million bucks!

Get Started Today!

Porcelain veneers really are a transforming option for you to consider if you need or want a new smile! They are known to last for 20+ years, which makes them a fantastic investment!

Contact us today if you would like to learn more about this process. You can set up a consultation appointment and get started with us today! We can’t wait to see you and your smile soon!

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