Porcelain veneers are a versatile way to conceal smile flaws that may trouble you, like chips, misshapen teeth, small gaps, stains, and more. They require less alteration of teeth than dental crowns. With proper care, they should last at least 10 years and often much longer.
Dr. Acosta, a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), has lots of experience with veneers, so he will ensure your smile looks great! If you’re interested in veneers and want to learn more, call 561-763-9578 today for a free cosmetic consultation in North Palm Beach, FL.
Dr. Acosta will help you:
- Get your smile in shape before your veneers treatment
- Choose veneers that truly complement your face
- Select other cosmetic treatments, if desired
- Keep your porcelain veneers looking great
- Protect your veneers from damaging habits
Start With a Healthy Smile
To achieve the best results with porcelain veneers, you should start with teeth in the best condition possible. If Dr. Acosta finds any gum disease or cavities, he’ll want to treat them before proceeding with your veneers treatment. If you’ve been visiting our office for exams and cleanings at least twice a year, chances are your teeth are already in terrific shape.
Consider the Right Factors to Complement Your Features
Dr. Acosta will work with you to ensure you get the right shape and color of veneers. He’ll even create a wax model and/or a digital simulation to show you what your improved smile can look like.
A potentially tricky aspect of your veneers’ appearance is color. Much like your clothing or your makeup, factors such as skin tone, eye color, and your age will affect how your porcelain veneers look. A really bright white shade won’t look natural in many smiles. It’s best to to choose veneers that aren’t whiter than the whites of your eyes. In addition, teeth that have a dark tone will need a different shade of white than those with a yellow tone.
Make Porcelain Veneers Part of a Larger Makeover
Dr. Acosta may recommend a pre-veneers procedure called crown lengthening. He uses a laser to painlessly remove a tiny bit of gum tissue. This makes it easier to attach veneers to teeth and also gives your smile a less “gummy” look. You may want to have a professional teeth whitening treatment before your veneers treatment. That way Dr. Acosta can match your veneers to your brighter color.
If you want the rest of your face to look younger and more beautiful, you can receive dermal fillers and/or Botox. Or Dr. Acosta can tighten your facial features using a non-surgical procedure called PDO threads.
Take Good Care of Your Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers resist staining. Still, to keep stains away it’s important to brush at least two times a day. Use non-abrasive toothpaste only; abrasive pastes can leave your veneers more susceptible to stains over time. If possible, rinse your mouth with water after consuming staining substances like red wine, tomato sauces, or coffee. Visit our North Palm Beach, FL office at least twice a year for professional cleanings, which help your porcelain veneers looking bright and beautiful.
Protect Veneers From Damage
Never use your teeth as tools for tasks like opening packages, as this can chip or crack veneers. Avoid chewing on hard substances like popcorn kernels, ice, and fingernails. All of them can damage veneers. Wear a mouthguard during athletic activities to protect teeth and veneers. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw during the night, wear a mouthguard to protect veneers while you sleep.
To see if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers, call Acosta Dental Arts at 561-763-9578 today. Remember, cosmetic consultations are free!