WHY DO CELEBRITIES HAVE SUCH PERFECT TEETH?
Amazingly, some people think that the “movie star smile” is just teeth whitening
Sometimes that is true, but as most of us in the real world have discovered, teeth whitening is literally just that, teeth whitening. That will only help if your teeth are perfect to begin with. Whitening doesn’t do anything to correct the actual imperfections in your teeth. For instance, if your teeth are chipped, or if you have gaps, whitening will just whiten what you have. It will do nothing to correct the shape or actual structure of the teeth — a chip is a chip is a chip, and a gap is a gap regardless of how much you whiten your teeth. However, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain shells of tooth-colored porcelain designed to cover the front and side surface of your teeth for the express purpose of improving your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth for the express purpose of changing the color, shape, size, or length.
So, Porcelain Veneers will in fact, change the actual imperfections in your teeth. And, that is how you get a perfect smile. Veneers look perfect in every way, especially in shape and color. Why? Because veneers made from porcelain mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Now it’s important to note that it isn’t just movie stars who want great smiles
In my career as a North Palm Beach Cosmetic Dentist, I have treated people with porcelain veneers people from all walks of life. I have improved the smiles of all kinds of people who found the cost worth it. What is important is how much you want that perfect smile.
CHOOSING DR. GUERRA FOR YOUR PORCELAIN VENEERS
The first step is diagnosis and treatment planning which obviously involves your active participation. You will need to explain to Dr. Guerra the result that you are trying to achieve. During this initial appointment, Dr. Guerra will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are right for you and describe what is involved with the procedure. He will likely take X-rays and begin by making impressions of your mouth and teeth. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, Dr. Guerra will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is just about equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before removing the enamel, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, Dr. Guerra will make an impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which will create your porcelain veneer. It usually takes anywhere from two to four weeks for Dr. Guerra to receive the veneers back from the lab.
Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the actual veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr. Guerra will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. Dr. Guerra may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to examine the veneer's placement one final time. Call Dr. Adrian Guerra, DDS today at 561-844-6146 to learn how our Cosmetic Dental Services can help.