Porcelain Veneers in Orange Park
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one treatment cosmetic dentists use to correct the shapes of teeth utilizing a thin, porcelain shell. When properly bonded to the tooth, these shells are strong and beautiful. These are often the treatment of choice for minor positional alterations and the correction of tooth shapes, colors, and sizes. They are often a great form of treatment for teeth that are resistant to whitening procedures.
One overarching goal in dentistry is to preserve the natural tooth structure. Veneers can be a benefit over crowns and other restorative options. Although the treated tooth requires a slight reduction, it is a much less aggressive procedure.
What is the Process?
Porcelain veneers are often a two visit procedure. After careful consideration and a mutual agreement between you and the dentist, a small amount of tooth structure will be reduced. The dentist will take impressions and send them to the lab for the custom fabrication of the veneers. During this time the dentist will provide the patient with temporary veneers. The result can be what generally is seen as the “Hollywood” smile.
How Would I Care for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers will be cared for just like the healthy natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, a proper diet, and overall good oral hygiene will preserve the veneers for as long as possible. Unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers do resist stains from tobacco as well as staining drinks like coffee and juice.