If you’re facing specific dental issues and are in need of a quick and efficient fix, then porcelain veneers might just be the answer to your dental problems. Read our frequently asked question on porcelain dental veneers below, then feel free to contact Dr. Jonathan Cook’s clinic, at JJ Dental, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Not only will our team be happy to assist you with providing all the information you require, but we can also schedule an appointment for porcelain veneers, should you decide they are the solution for you. Our porcelain dental veneers look great, feel natural, and will restore the beauty of your smile for years and years.
Porcelain dental veneers: what are they?
Porcelain veneers are light shells made out of a ceramic material, which attach to your natural teeth. They serve any number of purposes, from rendering your smile symmetrical again, to adding length to teeth worn out by the passage of time, to closing gaps between your natural teeth.
How are porcelain veneers different from dental crowns?
Dental crowns are affixed onto a metal pivot that is inserted into your gum. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are attached directly onto your teeth. They are a mask meant to restore the natural look of your teeth and are only used to cover a specific segment of the affected tooth.
How natural are porcelain veneers?
It’s safe to say that porcelain dental veneers are the most natural looking dental solution for worn or otherwise damaged teeth. For one thing, they are customized to resemble your original teeth as closely as possible. Then, your comfort is our priority, so we only remove a slight portion of your affected tooth and try to salvage as much as we can from it. Our team will ensure comfortable usage of your porcelain veneers by affixing them firmly into place – they will be fully functional. In terms of aesthetics, porcelain veneers are colorized, as to have them naturally blend in with the rest of your smile.
How much does the porcelain veneer procedure hurt?
Not at all! At most, you will feel a slight tenderness in the area of the damaged tooth, as it is prepared for the installation of the porcelain dental veneers. Dr. Jonathan Cook DMD is highly experienced in putting in porcelain veneers – appointments at his Fort Lauderdale clinic are designed with the comfort and peace of mind of our clients in mind. Should you require the use of anesthetic during the procedure, a local solution can be applied, or, alternatively, you can opt for other sedation techniques commonly used in dental interventions.
How often will I have to have my porcelain veneers replaced?
The durability of today’s porcelain dental veneers ensures years, and even entire decades of safe, hassle-free, comfortable usage. You can be sure that they will not become discolored in time. Many porcelain veneers last the wearer throughout their whole life.
How do I maintain my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers don’t pose any specific maintenance issues: simply brush your teeth regularly, make sure you floss, and generally just go on observing your regular oral hygiene habits.
How do I choose a good dentist for a porcelain veneer procedure?
First of all, check out your dentist’s recommendations and expertise in matters of cosmetic dentistry. The best cosmetic dentists are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Jonathan Cook has been a member of the Academy for several years now and has many years of experience with performing this procedure in his track record. Feel free to ask him and his team for more information about porcelain veneers.