This post from Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They were first used by movie star dentists nearly one hundred years ago, and are a phenomenal way to fix a myriad of tooth imperfections like chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever looked for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your answer! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to beautify and the overall condition of your teeth. We will guide you on the most successful strategy.
The thickness, color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the result as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them created in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to construct the veneers to the specific size, shape, color, and level of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this It is an involved process.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth very slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. We will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa. Call today to schedule a consultation, and find out what we can do for your smile.
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