Enhance the Beauty of Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
If issues such as chips, cracks, or discoloration are worrisome or are making you want to hide your smile, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation today to discuss porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic which can conceal imperfections and dramatically enhance your overall appearance. At Beautiful Smiles By Design in Miami, FL, we offer high quality porcelain veneers crafted from advanced materials such as IPS e.max® and Empress®. Dr. Roy Greenberg and Dr. Laurence Stein can design and place attractive, natural-looking veneers for a range of patients.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, carefully crafted shells of dental ceramic which fit over the front surfaces of teeth. These shells can address a wide range of aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discoloration and staining
- Minor misalignment
- Worn or uneven teeth
Porcelain veneers can help make your smile appear more complete and symmetrical. You can also brighten the color of your teeth as part of your treatment plan for a more brilliant, youthful appearance.
Planning Your Treatment
At Beautiful Smiles By Design, we pride ourselves on comprehensive, personalized treatment plans. Before recommending veneers, Dr. Greenberg or Dr. Stein will meet with you to discuss your goals and concerns. They can perform a full work-up and examine your oral health to ensure you are a good candidate.
If you decide to proceed with veneers treatment, we can take impressions and have a wax-up made to show you the expected results of your procedure. At this point, we can explain the full plan and provide information regarding time and costs. We may also show you examples of previous cases to help you set realistic expectations.
Receiving Your Veneers
After treatment planning, it typically takes two appointments to complete your smile transformation with porcelain veneers. First, we will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel from the front surfaces. This process ensures your veneers will fit comfortably in your smile without appearing bulky. We can then take impressions of your smile and send the information to our dental lab.
With proper at-home care and routine dental visits, your porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or more.
Typically, it takes a couple of weeks for our lab to fabricate porcelain veneers. We may place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them while you wait. When the lab finishes your veneers, you can return to our office and Dr. Greenberg or Dr. Stein will bond the ceramic shells to the front of your teeth. We can make any minor adjustments during this visit to ensure you are completely satisfied with your results.
Taking Care of Your Smile after Veneers
With proper care, porcelain veneers from our office can last 10 to 15 years or more. The best way to maintain the health and appearance of your veneers is to visit us regularly for cleanings and checkups. We can also advise you on ways to take care of your veneers at home, such as proper cleaning techniques. For patients who grind their teeth, we may recommend investing in an occlusal guard. Also known as a bite guard, this device fits over your teeth to protect against chips, cracks, or other wear while you sleep.
Transform Your Smile Today
At Beautiful Smiles By Design, we love helping our patients achieve their cosmetic goals. For qualifying patients, we offer three years of interest-free financing to help pay for porcelain veneers. To find out more about transforming your smile with veneers or one of our other cosmetic or dental procedures, call (305) 595-1556 or send us a message.
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