West Palm Beach area dentist describes porcelain veneers
Dr. Elizabeth Keith of the West Palm Beach area see patients all the time who are interested in rejuvenating their smiles. They may have a few teeth that are misaligned, broken, or lost that are negatively affecting the overall appearance of their smiles. When problems such as these arise, patients are encouraged to visit our dental team to learn about the many ways to disguise these issues and enhance the appearance of their smiles. One of the often-suggested solutions is the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers have been used for many years to cover imperfections of the natural smile and are commonly suggested for patients who want a fast, yet beautiful, way of disguising a dental problem. These thin restorations are made for patients to match their existing teeth or a brand new smile color so that their placement does not stand out as a dental repair. Making natural looking changes to the appearance of the smile is the goal of cosmetic dentistry by Dr. Elizabeth Keith.
Veneers are a rather conservative method used to improve the smile. They can be used to cover teeth that are broken, chipped, stained permanently, misaligned, or unusually shaped. Patients with gaps between their teeth may even use porcelain veneers side-by-side to cover these spaces and improve the look of the smile without the need for orthodontics.
Preparation is necessary to start the process. Patients discuss the possibility of improving the smile with veneers and then find out if they are appropriate candidates for the procedure. If so, preparation of the teeth begins with the removal of a thin portion of enamel. Once this has been done, DIGITAL scans are made and then used to fabricate the veneers from porcelain in a matching color. This is done by a ceramist and it can take about two weeks for the final veneers to arrive at the dental office. They are then bonded in place over the problematic teeth and patients can enjoy their newly rejuvenated smiles.
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