Dental veneers: Hollywood treatment available in Atlantis, FL
Have you ever marveled at the dazzling perfection of a movie star’s smile? Or how a television anchor’s teeth look flawlessly straight and even? There is a strong chance nature had a little help from a cosmetic dentistry treatment called veneers. The good news is that women and men in the Atlantis, FL area have access to the same smile-transforming service at Atlantis Dental Care.
The word “veneer” literally means to cover something with a decorative layer of a fine material. That is exactly what happens when you get veneers. While a single tooth, many teeth, or even a whole arch can be veneered, we usually focus on the four, six, or eight at the center of the upper arch.
Once you and the dentist decide how you want your smile to look, teeth are prepared. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel so that veneers seat tightly at the gum line without a ledge. Impressions are taken, and you select the shade. Veneers are made of smooth glass-like porcelain, so they do not respond to whitening. If you want a brighter smile, you may choose teeth whitening before getting veneers, so they match.
The dentist sends impressions and other detailed information to a dental lab, where veneers are fabricated. Meanwhile, if your teeth are sensitive, they can be protected with temporary composite veneers.
You return to Atlantis Dental Care to have the new veneers fitted and cemented in place. With a final polish, your smile is red-carpet ready!
Here are some of the aesthetic dental problems that can be corrected with veneers:
- Enamel imperfections – pits, bumps, chips, and cracks.
- Teeth that have an unusual shape or size.
- Worn down teeth (although your dentist may recommend wearing a night guard to protect your veneers from damage if you clench or grind at night).
- Spaces between teeth.
- Deep discoloration that won’t bleach out, such as tetracycline stains.
- Mild misalignment – overlaps, twisted, or shifted teeth.
Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers? Call (561) 220-7323 to schedule a consultation at our Atlantis, FL office.