Porcelain Veneers in Fort Walton Beach
Is your smile confidence suffering due to your dental flaws? Invest in yourself for a change. Porcelain veneers reveal your best, most beautiful smile. They are thin pieces of porcelain that your dentist uses to cover up any number of dental imperfections in a single treatment. Porcelain looks just like your natural tooth enamel, just... better. Dr. Hodges provides porcelain veneers in Pensacola and Fort Walton.
Issues Corrected By Dental Veneers
Practically every cosmetic imperfection can be fixed with dental veneers. They work by simply covering up the damaged tooth enamel. From chipped and cracked teeth to stained, discolored, uneven, or otherwise imperfect teeth, porcelain veneers work wonders for an imperfect smile. Most adults are good candidates for the cosmetic solution, though serious cases of gum disease can inhibit the success of treatment with porcelain veneers.
Patients should enjoy good tooth and gum health before veneers can be considered. Front teeth that are worn, weak, or decayed may benefit most from a dental crown, which restores the form and function of a damaged tooth. Dr. Hodges can help you understand which is best for your smile.
Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
Once you decide that porcelain veneers are the right solution for your smile enhancement, you can expect the treatment to take place over two to three visits to Dr. Hodges’ office. In the first, your treatment plan is put in place and the teeth are prepared for veneers. To make room for the new layer of porcelain, your dentist removes a small portion of tooth enamel from each tooth. You leave the first visit with temporary veneers.
In the time between appointments, your veneers are manufactured by an expert in our trusted lab. The process takes one to two weeks. When the veneers are ready, they sent back to our office and you return for the final placement. It’s the most exciting part. After Dr. Hodges checks to make sure your veneers look, fit, and feel just like they should, they are securely bonded on -- and you get to enjoy your new, improved smile immediately!
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Once you have porcelain veneers, you can enjoy them for years to come with proper maintenance. Caring for your veneers isn’t so different from what you are already used to. Continue to brush your teeth for two minutes, at least twice a day. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and brush gently for the best results. Floss teeth daily and visit your dentist as recommended.
Patients who participate in contact sports should invest in a custom-fit mouth guard to protect the dental porcelain from damage. Nighttime teeth grinders should consider the same. Excessive force and impact can cause the veneers to break or crack, requiring emergency attention.
Let’s Discuss Your Smile Transformation Today
Your cosmetic dentist has already helped so many patients enjoy more beautiful smiles with porcelain veneers. And we want to help you, too! Contact our office to discuss your smile transformation today. You can also request an appointment conveniently online.