Porcelain Veneers

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This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Porcealin veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Dr. Tom or Shannon Galinis will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, Veneers are bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.

Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers. Requested by many patients in and around the Treasure Coast, Drs. Tom and Shannon Galinis specialize in the treatment of porcelain veneers to create “The Simple Smile Makeover.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?

Porcelain Veneers are often the treatment of choice when creating a new smile if the bite, function and stability of the teeth are properly managed. Porcelain Veneers can restore gaps or spaces between your teeth, replace broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth. Porcelain Veneers are highly esthetic, natural looking restorations. Dr. Tom or Shannon Galinis can determine if porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you.

What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?

Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.

Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?

A specific toothpaste will be given to you to properly care for your porcelain veneers. Normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately after treatment.  Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.