Do you have problems with spaces between your teeth, broken or chipped teeth, washed-out, stained, or discolored teeth and fillings, or just simply an aging smile? Porcelain veneers are a popular way to improve your smile in many or all of these areas! When more than whitening is needed, porcelain veneers make an excellent choice and are highly successful amongst our patients.
Your teeth are living things that are susceptible to damage and disease just like the rest of your body. The balance of a healthy mouth is based on a lot of factors working together to keep things healthy and functioning properly.
When one or more of these elements is compromised, others could follow. For instance, breaking, cracking, or chipping a tooth can not only be painful, but it can also leave your tooth at risk for disease. That’s where porcelain veneers at Weinberg Dentistry can make all the difference!
Porcelain Veneer Transformation
When you make an appointment to work with us at Weinberg Dentistry to transform, fix, or protect your smile, we’ll work closely with you to figure out the best treatment options. Our goal is the same as yours: to have you feeling confident and great about how your smile looks and feels!
Having beautiful, straight, uniform, and white teeth can take time and effort. However, there are some procedures that can give you all those benefits without the need for multiple treatments—that’s what you’ll enjoy with dental veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin layers of material that are placed over the top part of your teeth. They can improve the appearance of your smile by making your teeth look white and uniform. They also work to shore up damaged areas like cracks and breaks in teeth. Once placed, veneers act like a shield, protecting your teeth from further damage.
Dental veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can straighten, reshape, close gaps between, and whiten the appearance of your teeth with minimal dental visits.
When designed by an experienced porcelain veneer provider, like Dr. Brion Weinberg, and crafted by a master ceramist, a porcelain veneer can give your teeth a full makeover that looks completely natural.
Veneers are also a popular restorative dentistry option because they achieve a very natural look with a very conservative shaping of the tooth preparation. Very little of the natural tooth structure must be removed when dental veneers are bonded into place and the natural strength of the tooth is retained.
Types of Veneers
There are two main types of veneers—permanent or prepless—each made from a slightly different material.
Permanent Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain designed to attach to your teeth and enhance their natural appearance. Porcelain material may sound or seem fragile, but once bonded to a tooth, it becomes very strong and durable.
Our porcelain veneers are shaped and colored to look like your natural teeth while hiding any flaws or imperfections your smile may have. The translucent quality of porcelain is similar to that of your natural teeth, giving a porcelain veneer a more natural and attractive appearance than dental veneers made of other materials. Porcelain veneers are most often used for front teeth where they will be visible to make your smile beautiful.
This type of veneer requires a small amount of tooth preparation to make sure the veneers seal properly, and the resulting tooth prep is permanent. However, porcelain veneers should last at least 10–15 years with proper care. In the end, you’ll have a long lasting tooth restoration that makes your teeth that look and feel brand new!
Prepless veneers can be made out of a couple different materials—such as composite resin, ceramic, or porcelain as well. The process for prepless veneers is faster because they are thinner shells that require no tooth preparation except for a deep cleaning. Depending on which material you choose, prepless veneers can sometimes even be placed in one appointment.
Prepless veneers last roughly 4–8 years, but the prepless nature makes them entirely reversible, should you ever decide to get them removed.
The Dental Veneers Process in West Palm Beach
Before starting the process, your dentist will discuss if the treatment is right for you, where you want your veneers placed, the procedure for your veneers, as well as what you can expect once it’s complete. Typically, placing dental veneers will take a couple trips to your dentist so that they can map everything out and prepare the custom veneers.
The actual placement process for porcelain veneers involves your dentist shaping the tooth for the veneer. This most often means shaving a tiny layer of the tooth down to make room for the incoming veneer. If you’re going with porcelain veneers, it can take a little while for the molds to come back from where they are being made, and we may give you temporary veneers while your custom veneers are crafted.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Veneers cost will vary depending on how many you need or want placed. Because the cost may vary greatly depending on your individual smile needs, call our office at Weinberg Dentistry for a consultation. There we’ll be able to give you a more precise cost estimate.
Remake Your Smile With Dental Veneers From Weinberg Dentistry
If you are in the West Palm Beach, FL, area and have cosmetic dental issues, dental veneers may be a solution for you. Please call our cosmetic dental office today, or fill out the form on this page to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you!
Get Dental Veneers Near Me With Weinberg Dentistry
Giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Contact us today with any questions about getting veneers. Our team is excited to help you out on this part of your smile journey.