What You Can Expect With Porcelain Veneers

What You Can Expect With Porcelain Veneers

At Assure a Smile, we are all about helping people achieve their perfect smile, whether through the use of orthodontic work, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a great way to achieve that smile with crooked, jagged, or discolored teeth.

 

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-molded shells that slip off the tooth, enhancing their appearance. As the name suggests, they are made from porcelain and the veneer (the structure that is made from the porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of the tooth). These veneers are as resilient as healthy tooth enamel and guard the root underneath.

 

Holistic dentist in Miami, Dr. Herrmann, will work with every patient to ensure that coloring, style, and fit are placed comfortably within the mouth. Your first step in receiving porcelain veneers will be a consultation to discuss your unique concerns and smile goals. After that, you will schedule two more appointments to complete the procedure.

 

The first appointment will consist of changing the teeth slightly to make way for the veneers. The tooth’s surface will be shaved down roughly 0.5 and 0.7 millimeters. If needed, a deeper trim may go as far as 1.5 millimeters, which is more common in patients who need thicker veneers or who have deeper stains. This is to make sure that the veneer fits comfortably in your mouth.

 

Next, at our holistic dentistry Miami office, you will get impressions done to mold the veneers using impression putty. Impression putty is a thick paste poured into a tray that will sit in the mouth for a few minutes. Your impressions will be sent to a lab where the porcelain veneers are made. Typically, this process takes two weeks. You will get temporary veneers bonded to your teeth to protect the shaved-down tooth while you wait.

 

Finally, the porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth. We will examine the final product to make sure everything is positioned correctly and that you are comfortable with the result. These veneers are a painless and quick way to brighten up your smile. Call us at 305.707.5009 to book your appointment!

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