Your Solution for a Stunning Smile
Your smile is one of your greatest assets and living with misaligned, crooked, or discolored teeth can impact your self-esteem and oral health. Luckily, Dr. Villalobos can restore your smile back to its natural beauty with porcelain veneers. This cosmetic solution can transform your smile and boost your confidence in just two short appointments to our Jupiter dental office.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells placed over your teeth’ front surface to cover 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.
Typically, we recommend veneers for treating the following issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or mishappen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a top cosmetic dental solution for a variety of reasons, including:
- They only take two appointments to complete
- The procedure is non-invasive
- Your natural teeth won’t need any changes
- They can last up to 15 years with proper care
- They’re stain-resistant
- You can customize the shade of your veneers for a whiter smile
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 strong 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.
Is Getting Veneers Painful?
Getting your veneers is a non-surgical procedure that causes little to no pain. Dr. Villalobos will administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth before treatment starts, ensuring you won’t feel a thing.
You may experience some mild discomfort right after your veneers are placed, but this should fade within a few hours. Any pain that you feel can be easily managed with over-the-counter medications.
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, you’ll want to follow 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
What if My Veneer Falls off or Is Damaged?
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, stay calm and don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Instead, do your best to store your veneer in a safe place until you’re able to come into our office and have Dr. Villalobos fix your veneer.
Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
No, veneers don’t ruin your teeth. While we do have to remove a minuscule amount of enamel, the veneers protect your teeth from any harm. You do have to take good care of your teeth, though, and a regular oral hygiene routine is necessary. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and twice-yearly dental checkups will help keep your natural teeth and veneers in pristine condition.
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 for your tooth, making them a more convenient option for some patients.
Since they’re so thin, Lumineers may not be effective for patients with deep stained or discolored teeth. During your initial consultation with Dr. Villalobos, he’ll examine your teeth and help you determine which cosmetic treatment is best for you.
Visit Dr. Villalobos for Porcelain Veneers
If cosmetic dental issues are preventing you from smiling with confidence, porcelain veneers can help you achieve the flawless appearance you desire that will impress people everywhere you go. Whether your teeth are chipped, stained, or crooked, veneers will provide you with a smile that sparkles like never before.
Call our Jupiter, FL practice at (561) 744-0677 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Villallbos today or fill out our covenant online contact form.