If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, it may cause you to hide your smile. Even small chips or wear and tear over the years can take their toll on the appearance of your teeth. When you don’t feel confident about the appearance of your smile, it can hold you back from the personal and professional relationships you desire.
The good news is that there’s a way for you and your dentist to create the smile you’ve always wanted with porcelain veneers. Here’s how it works.
What is a Dental Veneer?
A veneer is described in the dictionary as: “An attractive covering of something’s true nature.” This also describes a dental veneer, which is a thin layer of porcelain designed to fit over your tooth and cover imperfections. Veneers can also completely change the shape, shade or size of your teeth, which makes them ideal for restoring issues such as:
- Staining and discoloration
- Size discrepancies
- Misshapen teeth
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Fractures and chipping
- Excessive wear
What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can typically be completed in two to three appointments. You and Dr. Massey will work together to plan your new smile during a consultation. Then the first procedure will involve preparing your teeth for your new veneers. You will leave this appointment wearing temporary veneers that will allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new smile.
You will wear your temporary veneers for a week or two while your final restorations are being crafted at a dental laboratory. When they are completed, you’ll return to Palm Harbor Family Dentistry to have your permanent veneers placed. Dr. Massey will make any necessary adjustments to your smile at this time, and then you’ll be off to enjoy your new smile.
If you’re ready to learn more about dental veneers in Palm Harbor, give Palm Harbor Family Dentistry a call today to schedule a consultation.