Dental veneers are attached only to the front of the teeth, unlike crowns, another popular dental procedure, which completely cover a tooth. This means that less of the tooth must be removed while being prepared for the veneer. They can be used to conceal minor flaws, treating issues such as:
Veneers are a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry because they are affordable and versatile, yet a simple solution.
If you are interested in making some cosmetic changes to your smile, dental veneers could be the solution for you. These are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth, changing their appearance. They are custom-made and can make a big difference in improving the look of a smile. You can find this solution at Dr. Mitchell Josephs in Palm Beach, FL.
There are a few different types of process that patients may be interested in. The most commonly requested options include:
Each option comes with its benefits and drawbacks. A consultation with Dr. Josephs will help determine which course of treatment would be best in helping you achieve the goals you have for your smile. Give us a call today to learn more about the treatment options that our office can provide.
To have veneers placed at Dr. Mitchell Josephs will take at least two appointments. A local anesthetic will be used in order to minimize pain and discomfort. The teeth will first be prepared to receive the veneers by having a small amount of the enamel removed. Once the teeth have been prepared and sufficient room has been created for the veneers to fit, an impression will be taken. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be created. Your dentist will place temporary veneers on the prepared teeth to keep them protected until your next visit. It usually takes two to four weeks for treatment to be completed.
You will return to Dr. Mitchell Josephs to have the temporary veneers removed and the permanent veneers placed onto your teeth. Your dentist will check the fit and make adjustments as needed before permanently bonding them to your teeth. A special cement will be used and the teeth will be cured using a special light beam. Excess cement will then be removed and the fit will be checked one more time before you leave.
To make a cosmetic improvement to your smile, talk to your dentist at Dr. Mitchell Josephs.