What are veneers?
Veneers is a tool used to improve the overall appearance of smiles. They are wafer-thin porcelain shells shaped to fit individual teeth. The shells are permanently bonded to the front of the tooth and can fix issues with coloration, tooth size, shape, or length. Because they are designed to cover the front surface of teeth, veneers require significantly less shaping than crowns. Porcelain veneers provide the most natural look and are stain resistant. The residents of Wellington, FL can enhance their smiles in as little as two easy visits with Dr. Sam S. Sadati.
What will veneers conceal?
Worn down and chipped teeth are effortlessly covered by veneers. Once the veneer is in place, there will be no evidence of the damage. Discoloration is easily corrected, whether it was caused by a variety of medications, food, or time. Even gaps and irregularly shaped teeth can be concealed. Craters, bulges, and spaces will never be seen again. Hiding smiles from view will be a thing of the past for those who seek care from this exceptional Wellington dentist.
How does it work?
Dr. Sadati will be happy to discuss veneers as a corrective option. During the consultation, x-rays will be taken to address any underlying dental health conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay. Impressions will be done either before or after 1/2 millimeter of enamel is removed depending on the established plan. Since comfort is a priority, some people prefer to receive numbing agents during enamel removal. The impression is then sent off-site to professionals who create custom veneers. Temporary veneers are put in place until the next visit. These temporary veneers provide a preview of how the final product will look and feel. On the visit after the porcelain veneers come in, the temporary ones will be removed. Affected teeth will be prepared with a thorough cleaning. They will then be polished and etched to ensure the strongest bond possible. Dr. Sadati will initially apply the veneer to examine for fit and color. Minuscule corrections will be made to the veneer until the fit is perfect. Once everything is in place, the bond is made permanent. Smiles are sure to be as bright as the Florida sun.
Are there special instructions for after care?
Veneers, by their nature, cover natural teeth. It is still possible for decay to occur if teeth are not cared for properly. Continue to brush and floss as directed in order to prevent hidden issues from cropping up. Once veneers are in place, they are not reversible. The good news is that porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years. Outstanding care will result in longer lasting veneers. If grinding or clenching is an issue, it will be necessary to use a night guard to prevent chipping or breaking. Heat and cold sensitivity may occur, but most people find this sensitivity decreases significantly with time. If veneers are damaged, please immediately set up an appointment with Dr. Sadati to discuss options. The goal of veneers is to create a brilliant long lasting smile.