Porcelain Veneers in Miami, FL - Repair Broken, Chipped & Misaligned Teeth - No More Stains
Restoring the beauty of the smile is an area in dentistry in which Juan Carlos Flores, DMD, excels. An example of the cosmetic dental services he can provide for your aesthetic needs is placing porcelain veneers. Dr. Juan Carlos Flores provides porcelain veneers to the people of Coral Gables, Westchester, Doral, and the surrounding Miami communities.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
Veneers are thin sheathes of porcelain which cover the visible sides of teeth. Once a tooth has been prepared to host a veneer, the sheath is placed onto the tooth and permanently rests there. So long as an effective oral hygiene routine is maintained and the patient follows their dentist’s advice, the veneers can last a lifetime.
The reason dental porcelain is the material of choice for dental veneers is because it looks the same as natural enamel. The color, shine, and mildly translucent nature of bio-compatible porcelain is almost identical to those same traits found in healthy, natural teeth. Placing a veneer over a tooth, therefore, looks completely natural and does not stand out in the smile.
Reasons to Get a Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain veneers are ideal for treating teeth which have internal staining, very minor restorative needs, or spacing issues from a purely aesthetic standpoint.
Internal teeth stains are a result of trauma to the inner systems of teeth, the use of certain medicines, or even a result of rare genetic disorders. In all cases, teeth whitening products cannot treat these stains; whitening products are only effective at lifting external stains from food, beverages, and other factors. With instances of deep staining, the most effective way to eliminate the appearance of the stain is with a porcelain veneer.
Minor chipping to teeth and teeth spacing adjustment, however, do have alternative treatments available. A composite filling could fill in the cracks on a tooth, and braces or clear aligner trays could be used for cleaning up some spaces within the smile. However, composite fillings work best to fill in eroded areas of the tooth which have suffered from decay, and the length of treatment regarding braces and alignment systems can turn patients off from pursuing extensive teeth realignment. If your teeth only need chips and erosion filled in for purely cosmetic reasons, or you feel that orthodontic treatments are too much work for your teeth spacing issues, then you might be best served by porcelain veneers instead.
Call Us for Veneers
Dr. Juan Carlos Flores offers porcelain veneers to Coral Gables, Westchester, Doral, and other communities within Miami. For more information, contact our practice today!