Are simple aesthetic issues preventing you from enjoying the smile of your dreams? At Galleria Dentistry, we offer a solution in the form of porcelain veneers. This popular service will help give your teeth a complete “do-over” and reinvigorate their strength and beauty. Porcelain veneers from Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza are designed to correct a variety of dental flaws, including:
Veneers are ultra thin pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They can improve a person’s smile by changing the color, shape or size of teeth. Because they easily reflect light, they are very natural looking and are an excellent way to give your smile a face lift.
Before starting your treatment for porcelain veneers, your Naples dentist will want to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support this procedure. We’ll check to make sure your teeth are free from decay and that your gums are healthy and don’t show signs of periodontal disease. A well-aligned bite and no signs of teeth grinding or clenching are also important qualifications for porcelain veneers.
The treatment process is simple. You will need to set up a cosmetic consultation at Galleria Dentistry. Your dentist wants to hear from you what you would like to accomplish with porcelain veneers. Photographs and impressions will be taken to fabricate study models. These study models will be sent to our cosmetic lab to fabricate a wax up of your new smile. Your dentist will review the wax up with you to see if your are happy with the design or if you would like to make some changes. When you are happy with the wax up we are ready to proceed.
During your first visit, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to accommodate the placement of your veneers. This phase is irreversible once it’s complete, but it is important to ensure the proper fit of your porcelain veneers.
Then we will take an impression of your prepared teeth that will be sent to our cosmetic laboratory where a skilled ceramist will hand craft your permanent veneers. We will fabricate temporary acrylic veneers in our office for you to wear until your permanent veneers are returned from the lab. When your veneers are complete, you’ll return to our office to have your temporaries removed and your permanent porcelain veneers placed.
With your veneers in place, you may not be able to see the hidden teeth, but they require the same oral hygiene care as always. And of course, you’ll need to care for your veneers, too, so they remain strong and beautiful.
To do this, brush your teeth every day with a soft toothbrush, a fluoride toothpaste and floss in between the teeth to remove food particles and plaque. Bacterial plaque tends to accumulate along the edges of your porcelain veneers that are near the gum line. Therefore be sure to pay particularly close attention to these spots.
In addition, while your new veneers are quite tough, they are not unbreakable. Try to avoid biting hard objects such as nuts, hard candy, raw carrots, fingernails, and pens with your veneers.