Get the smile you want, the smile you need, and the smile you deserve … with strong, stain-resistant veneers!
As your restoration dentist in Boynton Beach, Florida, Dr. Jamie J. Alexander at Jamie J. Alexander D.D.S., P.A. office has the right combination of artistry and technical skill to bring out the unique beauty of your smile with porcelain veneers. This popular dental procedure is also highly versatile; veneers may be designed and applied exclusively for esthetic purposes. They can also be used to strengthen weak teeth. Conditions such as enamel erosion may manifest as chips, cracks, and yellow discoloration. These and other cosmetic imperfections may be disguised with veneers. Veneers also help build up the tooth structure conservatively and prevent enamel erosion from progressing to cavities and severe dental decay that can cause irreparable damage to teeth.
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are designed and made to cover up a variety of cosmetic concerns. Some of these esthetic imperfections result from conditions such as enamel erosion. Dental enamel covers and protects the teeth. “Wear and tear” can leave eroded teeth vulnerable to further damage. When porcelain veneers are “bonded” or secured to the front surfaces of worn teeth, this process does not only improve the appearance of each treated tooth. The procedure strengthens teeth, prevents severe decay and fractures, and preserves natural tooth structure. Since enamel erosion is associated with tooth sensitivity, veneers also provide relief and support comfortable and healthy function!
In addition to covering up chips, small cracks, discoloration and other signs of enamel erosion, veneers may be used to resolve:
· Very dark stains
· Other types of “intrinsic” or internal discoloration
· Gaps between teeth
· Crooked/misaligned teeth (without the need for braces!)
· Worn-down, overly short or small teeth
· Irregularly-shaped teeth
We can replace worn or “flawed” teeth with durable and naturally beautiful-looking veneers in around three to four weeks. The first veneers appointment involves “preparing” the teeth. Preparation includes removing a small amount of natural tooth enamel. So the veneer can fit on top of each tooth perfectly. Modern veneers are very thin; very little enamel is removed to make room for each veneer. This characteristic makes veneers a conservative and well-tolerated treatment. After the tooth is prepared, we take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are used to make your permanent veneers. Temporary or provisional veneers are then applied to protect the treatment sites while we wait for a lab to fabricate your permanent veneers. During your return appointment, the veneers are bonded or fixed securely to the teeth. Smile!
We use strong and high-quality porcelain. Our veneers are built to last when blended with Dr. Alexander’s expertise. They look natural, not fake, too big, or plastic. Furthermore, our porcelain does not stain. Veneers are low maintenance and simply require flossing and brushing with a low-abrasive toothpaste and regular visits to our office for hygiene appointments. We could go on and on about the benefits of porcelain veneers at the office of Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., PA, in Boynton Beach, FL. However, we encourage you to call us at (561) 739-4778 to discover the beauty of porcelain veneers for yourself!