Published: 06/11/2019

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You can achieve some astonishing results with teeth whitening treatments, for a few months at least. But what if you could get white teeth without having to whiten your teeth all over again every four or five months? Well, someone already asked, “what if” and the long-standing solution has been veneers. Find out how porcelain veneers can give you years and years of perfectly white teeth, what the process entails and where you can have it done.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin plates of tooth-like material that’s affixed to the front of each tooth requiring it. With perfectly white veneers covering the front of each stained tooth, the result is a million-dollar smile that certainly won’t run you anywhere close to a million-dollar price tag.

The value of porcelain veneers includes more than covering up discolored teeth. Veneers are a brilliant solution for a range of oral issues, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshapen or worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Mildly crooked teeth

Porcelain veneers keep their white color because they’re made from material engineered to resist staining – chipping and cracking too. Typically, veneers will hold their white color for seven to 15 years. But as the field of cosmetic dentistry continues to mature, you can expect veneers to keep their color even longer.

How Are They Placed?

After you and your dentist decide on veneers, they will take X-Rays and impressions of the teeth or tooth you’d like to enhance with veneers. A thin layer of enamel will be removed from the front of teeth that will receive veneers.

The area where the enamel was removed won’t be completely smooth. The surface will be a bit rough to help with adhesion. With the surface prepped, your dentist will bond the veneers to each tooth being enhanced.

The entire process may span a few weeks to a month or so, and typically requires about three visits to the dentist, including the consultation.

Talk to Your Dentist

Don’t just guess. Find out for sure if veneers are right for you, if teeth whitening is a better option or if there’s an even better solution for you.

Click here to schedule a consultation with a local dentist to learn more about getting porcelain veneers in Tampa FL.

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