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Porcelain Veneers –  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Porcelain Veneers

At Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we help you choose the right dental veneers to correct your smile and enhance your life. We apply porcelain veneers for many of our customers who seek a long-lasting, stain-resistant, natural look to help them present a beautiful smile to the world.


Why Choose Porcelain Veneers

Have the imperfections in your teeth made you hesitant to show them to the world? Perhaps your teeth’s inconsistent alignment, size, or shape embarrasses you, affecting how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. Do you have concerns about discoloration, chips, gaps, or misalignment in your teeth that have affected your confidence in your smile? Porcelain veneers offer an appropriate solution to make you proud to show your teeth for many years. There are many varieties of porcelain veneers, each with their own strengths.

Different types of porcelain veneers we offer include:

Contact us to discuss the right approach to reveal and enhance your unique smile. We can assess which type of porcelain veneers would be right for you or whether one of several non-porcelain alternatives would be more appropriate for your specific dental needs and cosmetic preferences. The first step is to request a complimentary consultation!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Some of the strengths of porcelain veneers over most other veneer types include the following:

  • Natural appearance: Porcelain looks slightly more natural than composite resin
  • Stain-resistant: Less susceptible to discoloration over time than composite resin
  • Longer-lasting: Approximately 10 years versus 4-8 years for composite resin
  • Durable: Less likely to chip or suffer damage than composite resin and most other veneer types

There are different varieties of porcelain veneers. We use Feldspathic porcelain — the softest and most beautiful type — for a majority of our smile makeovers. We also offer many non-porcelain options that may better suit your needs. During a complimentary consultation, let’s discuss your best veneer options so you can regain confidence in your smile.

Differentiating Porcelain Veneers from Non-porcelain Varieties

Many people choose porcelain veneers for their combination of a natural-looking appearance, resistance to stains, and long-lasting durability. However, other options may be more appropriate, depending on your cosmetic preferences or dental needs.

Non-porcelain veneers include:

Individuals may choose these other options for several reasons. Composite or 3D Printed Resin veneers are not as strong, durable, or long-lasting as porcelain but require less preparation than porcelain veneers. CEREC® veneers are a ceramic option we can apply in a single visit, but size and shape limitations may mean they are not the optimum choice for you.

The following characteristics differentiate porcelain veneers from alternative options:

  • Better-looking and longer-lasting than composite resin
  • More durable than composite resin
  • Less likely to lead to staining or discoloration – though proper oral hygiene is essential

If you choose porcelain veneers, you will need to avoid whitening products and ensure you are using a nonabrasive toothbrush in order to maintain color consistency and avoid damaging your veneers. In order to apply porcelain veneers, we will have to do more preparatory work on these teeth than is necessary for composite resin alternatives, but the appearance, strength and quality of porcelain veneers is superior.

We will assess these different options to enhance your smile during your visit. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation and take the first steps.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?

While Lumineers®, CEREC Same-Day Veneers, and 3D Printed Resin Veneers are applied during a single visit, our da Vinci Veneers and popular standard porcelain veneers in Fort Lauderdale, FL are applied to your teeth at two visits to our tranquil boutique:

  • Visit 1 Veneer Preparation: Teeth are prepared for the procedure with removal of 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel to allow a layer of veneer to be placed. A digital impression of the teeth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for veneer design.
  • Visit 2 – Veneer Bonding: Bonding is the process of permanently attaching the veneer to the tooth. Following a tooth cleaning, the veneer is bonded with special dental cement. The adhesive is then hardened with a blue curing light.

Behaviors To Avoid When You Have Porcelain Veneers

Some substances and activities can damage porcelain veneers, which may require you to modify some of your habits. You may also need to avoid foods you have previously enjoyed. The following can contribute to significant damage or wear to porcelain veneers:

  • Nail-biting
  • Opening packages with your teeth
  • Hard candy
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Chewing gum
  • Other hard or sticky foods

Discuss these topics during your complimentary consultation if you have questions or concerns about specific foods or behaviors.

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Factors To Discuss When Determining the Right Veneers for You

When choosing veneers, critical client considerations include preparation time and the required number of visits. Some people value the convenience of same-day options, while some veneers can take multiple visits with wait times while being prepared.

Other factors can include the number of teeth requiring veneers and the nature of the damage or imperfections. We will help you weigh the different approaches and their relative strengths. We aim to help you choose the best decision for your needs while maximizing your comfort and confidence, resulting in a smile you will readily want to show the world.

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Envision Your First Visit for Porcelain Veneers at Doctor Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL

A smile you can be proud of is not far away. During your first visit, we will determine the most appropriate treatment to make that beautiful smile a reality.

Take note of your questions, concerns, and goals as you approach your scheduled appointment. Review the different types of veneers we offer for enhancing your smile, whatever dental issues or anxieties you may have faced previously. Get the smile pampering you deserve in our relaxed, spa-like atmosphere.

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and get started on the path to a brighter and more beautiful smile — or fill out our online form, and we will be in touch with you soon!

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