FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PORCELAIN VENEER TREATMENT
Are you searching for a quick and effective way to correct the minor flaws in your smile? Whether it’s cracks, chips, discolorations or more, look to porcelain veneers to mask those imperfections and create a more seamless smile. At PGA Dentistry in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we want our patients to feel comfortable and confident with their oral health decisions, including Porcelain Veneers. Here we’ve compiled some of the most frequent questions we’ve been asked about this treatment, and have answered them here for your convenience.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers are ceramic tooth caps that are applied over the surface of the tooth with an adhesive. They also allow light to pass through them, offering a brilliant shine that is unlike other dental correction treatments.
Porcelain veneers are one of the best solutions to cover up cracks, chips, gaps, and discolorations, among other examples of flaws in your teeth. Since they are constructed from porcelain, they can be shaped and stained to fit comfortably and cover up these flaws impeccably. The process entails shaving a sliver of enamel off in order to make room for the veneer and is minimally invasive.
HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO DENTAL BONDING?
Porcelain veneers and dental bonding are similar in nature, but there are quite a few differences. The process of dental bonding involves using a composite resin and doesn’t require any alteration to the tooth, but is easily prone to cracking and chipping over time. However, while dental bonding is cost-effective it must eventually be replaced. Porcelain veneers are generally stronger and superior aesthetically, showcasing a more natural-looking and dazzling smile.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers offer many Benefits for our patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Not only are they natural-looking and stain-resistant, but they mask those surface flaws along with any other cosmetic dental treatments you may seek (such as teeth whitenings or fillings). It’s not unusual for our patients to have combined treatments with porcelain veneers, as they are one of the best solutions to give your smile a complete makeover.
The porcelain veneer procedure is quick and minimally invasive, but is much more guaranteed to last for many years when compared to dental bonding. Porcelain veneers also have the added bonus of helping improve the functionality of your smile and wellbeing. Fixing the gaps and chips in your smile can slightly improve your speech and bite strength
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PORCELAIN VENEERS YOU OFFER?
PGA Dentistry proudly offers 3 varieties of porcelain veneers for our patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
- No-Prep Veneers – these veneers are veritably thin, and so can be applied to the tooth without having to remove a layer of enamel, making it a completely non-invasive procedure.
- Empress and E.Max® Porcelain Veneers – are very thin like no-prep veneers, but still have an incredible durability that can resist daily wear and tear. As with most porcelain veneers, they allow an amount of light to pass through, giving a brilliant shine to any smile.
- Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers – for patients seeking the most aesthetically pleasing of the 3 treatments, Feldspathic veneers may be for you. While more delicate than the others, they are crafted to give you the most dazzling smile.
HOW MUCH DO PORCELAIN VENEERS COST?
At PGA Dentistry, we love providing top-quality treatments and procedures to our patients, but we understand if our patients are hesitant about the Cost Of Treatment. We will work closely with your dental insurance provider to find an affordable treatment that fits your budget. We also have worked with unique patient financing services known as CareCredit and Springstone Financing, to alleviate the cost of the procedure. If you’d like more information about how to finance the cost of your porcelain veneers, feel free to contact us for a consultation with Dr. Ajmo.
WHAT IF I HAVE DENTAL ANXIETY?
We believe that no patient should be prevented from seeking treatment due to a fear of the dentist. Dr. Ajmo is specially trained in the application of sedation dentistry to make your visit and treatment as comfortable as possible. We offer a variety of sedation options:
- Oral Conscious Sedation – sedative pills that are taken prior to your appointment, that keep you awake and calm but conscious during the treatment.
- IV Sedation – this sedation will remove memory of the treatment and is administered very safely.
- Local Anesthesia – this treatment is administered locally to numb your mouth prior to treatment.
HOW DO I KNOW IF PORCELAIN VENEERS ARE BEST FOR ME?
The best patients for porcelain veneers are the ones who are seeking to cover up their cosmetic flaws:
- Cracks and chips
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked or gapped teeth
- Stains and discoloration
Patients must also be in generally good oral health, with no excessive tooth decay and other forms of periodontal disease. If you have any questions about your candidacy, we highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ajmo to determine if porcelain veneers are best for you.
Contact Us About Porcelain Veneers
If you have flaws in your smile such as cracks, chips, and discolorations, turn to porcelain veneers as a solution. At PGA Dentistry, we will be happy to take any questions that may not have appeared here, and to help schedule a consultation with Dr. Ajmo. During the consultation, Dr. Ajmo will answer your questions and discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.