Your Solution for a Stunning Smile
Your smile is one of your greatest assets, but living with misaligned, crooked, or discolored teeth can impact your self-esteem and oral health. If you’re looking to restore your smile’s brightness in the Jupiter, FL area, look no further. Dr. Villalobos can restore your smile back to its natural beauty with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic solution that can transform your smile and boost your confidence in just two short appointments at our Jupiter dental office. Read all about porcelain veneers below and see if they’re the cosmetic dental solutions you’ve been looking for.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to cover any number of minor cosmetic flaws. They’re made from durable, natural-looking porcelain to ensure a stunning appearance and long-lasting results. Dr. Villalobos will customize your veneers so they seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.
Veneers can treat the following dental issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a top cosmetic dental solution for a variety of reasons, including:
- Only takes two appointments to complete
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Minimal changes to your natural teeth
- It can last up to 15 years with proper care
- Customizable for a whiter smile
- Easy to care for
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Receiving your veneers is a quick and easy process that can be completed in just two short trips to our Jupiter dental office. During your first appointment, Dr. Villalobos will take detailed impressions of your teeth so your veneers can be custom-made to match them perfectly. He’ll also gently buff and re-shape the surface of your teeth to ensure a comfortable fit.
In a few weeks, your porcelain veneers will be ready and you’ll return to our office for your second appointment. After double-checking their fit and appearance, Dr. Villalobos will bond the veneers directly to your teeth with a solid dental resin. To complete the procedure, he’ll shine a specialized light on your teeth to harden the resin and solidify the bond with your veneers. From there, you can be on your way with a new, bright smile!
Caring for Your Veneers
While porcelain veneers aren’t a permanent solution, they can last up to 15 years with proper care. To improve the lifespan of your veneers, Dr. Villalobos recommends following these guidelines:
- Refrain from tooth-staining foods such as red wine, berries, and coffee
- Avoid eating hard foods such as ice, candy, popcorn, and nuts
- Wear a mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding, or bruxism
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily
- Visit Dr. Villalobos for biannual check-ups and professional dental cleanings
Another Option: Lumineers
Lumineers® are ultra-thin alternatives to traditional porcelain veneers. The thinner material creates an ultra-translucent appearance, providing you with a beautiful smile that will impress people wherever you go. They also require less preparation to install, making them a more convenient option for some patients.
However, because they’re so thin, Lumineers may not be effective for patients with deeply stained or discolored teeth. During your initial consultation with Dr. Villalobos, he’ll examine your teeth and help you determine which cosmetic treatment will work best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Having your veneers installed is a non-surgical procedure that causes little to no pain. Dr. Villalobos will administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth before beginning treatment, ensuring you won’t feel a thing.
You may experience some mild discomfort after your veneers are placed, but this should fade within a few hours. Any pain will be easily manageable with over-the-counter medications. If your pain is persistent or worsens, call our Jupiter office at (561) 744-0677 right away for assistance.
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Instead, call our Jupiter, FL office at (561) 744-0677 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, do your best to store the veneer in a safe place until you’re able to visit our office for repairs.
No, veneers won’t ruin your teeth. While we do have to remove a small amount of enamel, the veneers protect your teeth from any harm. It will still be important to take good care of your teeth by maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and twice-yearly dental checkups will help keep your natural teeth and veneers in pristine condition.
While many insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers, your plan may cover a portion of the cost. We recommend talking to your provider about your coverage. We also offer financing options to help make any treatment fit your budget.
Brighten Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
If cosmetic dental issues are preventing you from smiling with confidence, porcelain veneers can help you achieve the sparkling appearance you’re looking for. Whether your teeth are chipped, stained, or crooked, veneers will give you a smile that sparkles and turns heads.
Call our Jupiter, FL practice at (561) 744-0677 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Villalobos today, or fill out our convenient online contact form. We proudly serve patients in the Jupiter, FL area including Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, and Juno Beach, FL.