Are you currently experiencing crooked or misaligned teeth? There’s no denying the impact having a less than stellar looking smile can have on your overall look and confidence. As such, you may be interested in dental options that can remedy this issue. Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL can assist you in finding the best option for you so you can get the beautiful smile you deserve!
Traditionally, smile correcting options have included metal braces or invisible aligners, and surgical procedures. However, another great option for getting a straighter smile is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneers. Veneers are a tooth-colored shell added to the outer portion of your teeth to improve your smile. They are permanently bonded to your teeth. A lot of people get porcelain veneers to correct a chipped or cracked tooth, but many people also get veneers on multiple teeth to get a more even and straighter smile.
Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL will assess your teeth to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental veneers. If you are, your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to be used as a guide for your custom-made veneers. Next, your teeth will be cleaned to ensure they are healthy enough before the veneers are placed. Your teeth will also be grinded to create a rough surface for the veneers to stick better. The veneers are then placed with the use of dental cement and a bonding light.
Once your veneers are placed, it is important to care for them to maximize longevity and your new smile. Here are a few tips to consider to get the most out of your veneers:
- Avoid chewing on hard objects like pens, ice, or your finger nails.
- Never use your teeth to open packaging or condiment packages.
- Try not to chew with your front teeth. Eat harder foods with your back teeth only; cut up hard foods like chocolate bars so that this is possible.
- If you grind or clench your teeth at night, get a splint or retainer to protect your veneers.
- Wear a mouth guard when playing any sports.
There’s no denying veneers can improve your smile and help you gain confidence again.
Get the smile you deserve without resorting to messy braces or surgical procedures.
Interested in learning more?
Call our doctor, Dr. April Patterson, in our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL to get evaluated for your new veneers!