Posts for: February, 2019
Porcelain veneers offer a simple way to enhance your smile, and they are conveniently offered by your dentists, Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Courtney Wright, and Chris Farrugia, at their Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, offices. Read on to learn more!
What are veneers?
Veneers keep common tooth imperfections hidden from view. The restorations are cemented to the fronts of your teeth to conceal minor, but very noticeable, cosmetic issues, such as discolorations and chips. Before you receive your veneers, your Santa Rosa Beach or DeFuniak Springs dentist buffs off a small amount of tooth enamel and makes an impression of your teeth. Technicians at a dental laboratory then use these impression to create your custom-made veneers.
Veneers are as thin as contact lenses, yet offer excellent coverage for dental flaws. They're made of porcelain, a translucent material that reflects light the same way your natural tooth enamel does. In fact, porcelain veneers look so much like tooth enamel that no one will be able to tell that you're wearing veneers.
How can veneers help my smile?
Veneers can completely transform your smile. They're an excellent choice if your tooth enamel is pitted, uneven, or if you have small chips or cracks in teeth.
The restorations can even change the shape of teeth and make crooked or twisted teeth look perfectly straight. They also improve the appearance of pointed or oddly shaped teeth and extend the length of teeth that are shorter than adjacent teeth.
A gap between your front teeth may be adorable when you're younger, but many adults don't like spaces between their teeth. Adding veneers closes slight gaps that can detract from your appearance.
Veneers also hide discolored teeth or whiten your entire smile. When you use veneers for whitening, you can pick the perfect shade of white. The shade of the dental cement that your dentist uses also influence whiteness. Veneers are stain resistant and remain white even if you drink coffee, tea, cola, or wine.
Interested? Give us a call!
Revitalize your smile with porcelain veneers! Schedule an appoint with dentists Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Courtney Wright, and Chris Farrugia of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics by calling (850) 622-5888 for the Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office or (850) 892-2500 for the DeFuniak Springs, FL, office.