Porcelain Veneers Create Beautiful Symmetry
If you have ever felt self-conscious about dental discoloration, chips, or gaps, porcelain veneers offer a natural-looking enhancement to help you achieve a flawless smile. A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom-made shell designed to bond to the surface of the tooth and conceal imperfections. Veneers give your teeth an entirely new appearance that matches your smile in terms of shape, color, and size. Board-certified prosthodontist Paul V. Archacki in Boynton Beach, FL, combines a calming demeanor with cosmetic expertise to provide each patient with individualized care and a beautifully crafted smile.
Why Use Veneers?
Dr. Archacki may recommend porcelain veneers for patients concerned with:
- Dental discoloration
- Minor misalignment
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
Veneers give your teeth an entirely new appearance that matches your smile in terms of shape, color, and size.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Archacki will listen closely to your goals and concerns to determine whether porcelain veneers are the right choice for you. After carefully examining your teeth, the doctor will recommend a treatment strategy.
Before the procedure, Dr. Archacki may apply a local anesthetic to the area to ensure your comfort. In order to maintain the proper form and function of your bite, he will trim less than one millimeter of enamel from the tooth to place the new veneer. Many patients also undergo gum contouring in order to achieve a more proportionate smile.
Once the tooth or teeth are prepared, the doctor will take impressions and send them to a dental laboratory, where your personalized veneers will be constructed. The fabrication process takes roughly two weeks but will depend upon the unique structure of your veneers. Temporary veneers will be provided during this time to maintain your appearance and minimize sensitivity.
Placing the Veneers
Once your porcelain veneers have arrived, Dr. Archacki will test them on your teeth to ensure proper fit and color. If necessary, he may make slight modifications to the restorations to enhance the symmetry of your smile. The doctor will then clean, polish, and etch your tooth to allow for smooth application and increase the strength of the bond between your tooth and the veneer. Next, the doctor will apply a thin layer of cement onto the veneer and carefully place it onto your tooth. Once positioned properly, the doctor will shine a special light onto the veneer, which hardens the cement and secures the restoration in place. After the procedure, the doctor will make sure your upper and lower teeth meet properly. He can make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite. Finally, he will clean the area by removing any excess cement.
Weighing Your Treatment Options
As porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, they provide longer lasting results than bonding. However, bonding can be an affordable way to experience results similar to veneers if you are unsure about pursuing a more permanent option. When you trust your smile to an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Archacki, porcelain veneers fit comfortably against the gum line with no irritation, providing exceptional results and a boost in patients' confidence.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you feel self-conscious about minor imperfections in your smile, Dr. Archacki can enhance your appearance with porcelain veneers. Schedule your appointment today by calling (561) 736-1177 or using our online form.
“Smiles are our Business!” Dr. Archacki