Dental Veneers

Dental Porcelain Veneers

It is now possible to have a complete smile makeover using porcelain veneers as part of your cosmetic dentistry procedure Ponte Vedra Dental is pleased to offer porcelain veneers to patients throughout the Ponte Vedra area.

What to Expect

After a thorough examination to determine your general oral health, your dentist will help you consider what possibilities are available for your new smile. It would be helpful to bring photos of what you are envisioning as you will be discussing things like tooth color and shape at this initial meeting. Your dentist will consider the natural shape of your teeth, the natural color of your skin tone and your facial features, taking measurements of your face. Often, digital imaging is available to let you see what you will look like after the procedure is complete.
An impression of your mouth will be taken to be sent to the laboratory. Your teeth will then be buffed to prepare the surface for the veneers, allowing them to align with the natural flow of the surrounding teeth. Temporary veneers will be placed until the final veneers are ready.
The veneers themselves are handcrafted individually using measurements and the mouth impression by a skilled ceramist who works for the dental lab. The ceramist is qualified to produce a product that is uniquely specific to your requirements. When the veneers are completed, they are sent back to the dentist’s office.

Veneer Placement

When placement is ready, a local anesthetic may be utilized to ensure your complete comfort during the procedure. The dentist will check the permanent veneers thoroughly and the temporary veneers will be removed. The permanent veneers will be bonded to the surface of the teeth after cleaning. Your new porcelain veneers will be every bit as strong and durable as your real teeth.
Please call Dr. Joseph Chiafair at Ponte Vedra Dental if you feel porcelain veneers may be your answer to a new, more beautiful smile.