Porcelain Veneers – Jacksonville, FL
Smile Like the Stars
If you are in need of a smile boost to fix chipped, gapped, stained, or otherwise imperfect teeth, porcelain veneers may be just the solution you have been hoping for. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Baxter are pleased to offer high-quality veneers for patients of North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry!
Why Choose North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers?
- Able to fix multiple imperfections in just two appointments
- Custom-designed for ever patient
- Can provide a minor touch-up or dramatic makeover
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for adult patients. They are thin porcelain restorations that can be affixed to the front side of the teeth that show when you speak and smile -- those also known as the “social six.” Veneers are completed over the course of two visits to our office and are highly customizable to match the size, shape, and shade that will suit your facial features best.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers do not “fix” imperfections -- instead, they simply cover them up. For this reason, they are best used for cosmetically flawed but otherwise healthy teeth. If you have sustained more significant damage that affects the function of the teeth, a sturdy crown or other restoration may be more beneficial.
Some of the issues that porcelain veneers can be used to treat include…
- Chipped teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Slightly gapped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth that have not responded to professional whitening treatments
- Teeth with an irregular surface, like pitted and grooved enamel
- Pointed, stubby, or otherwise misshapen teeth
What Is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?
It only takes two visits and between two to four weeks to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile with veneers. During an initial consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your personal smile goals to confirm that you are eligible for this treatment. If the answer is yes, we will get started right away!
In order for the veneers to look natural in your smile, a small portion of tooth enamel must be removed before they can be placed. After the teeth have been prepared, an impression (or mold) will be taken. This information is sent along with the details of your treatment plan to our partner lab, where the veneers are crafted from high-quality porcelain. Once this process is complete, you return to our office for the final placement of the veneers. A special bonding solution is used to secure the veneers onto the teeth.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
When cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last for up to 20 years before replacement is recommended. Because these restorations are made from a single piece of porcelain, repair is usually not possible -- instead, the entire veneer will need to be replaced. This is eventually necessary due to gradual wear and tear and natural changes in the teeth and gums.
To help ensure your veneers last for as long as possible, keep the following in mind.
- Maintain excellent oral hygiene to protect your surrounding teeth and gums from decay and disease
- Avoid damaging habits like nail biting and chewing ice
- Do not open packaging or attempt to cut through plastic with veneers
- Protect your smile with a mouthguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night
To learn even more about veneers, including whether or not you are a candidate, we invite you to get in touch with our office! We can’t wait to show you how great your smile can look with help from cosmetic dentistry. Go ahead and request an appointment to discuss veneers.