Porcelain Veneers in Marco Island – Your teeth before and after
The number of people choosing porcelain veneers to restore the appearance of their teeth and perfect their smile has skyrocketed more than 250 percent over the past five years, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). The largest age group seeking porcelain veneers is between the ages of 30 and 39.
Porcelain veneers have the unique ability to improve the appearance of a dental patient’s tooth alignment, and the shape, size, and color of the teeth, unlike any comparable dental procedure. Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are permanently cemented onto the teeth. They are also a more conservative method than crowns, since the shape of the natural teeth do not need to be significantly changed prior to placing unlike with porcelain crowns.
Engle Dentistry has found veneers to be a great solution for patients who are experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Uneven teeth – If your teeth have gaps, some teeth are shorter than others are, or slightly off angle, porcelain veneers can be individually shaped to give you a symmetrical smile.
- Worn enamel and staining – Consuming copious amounts of coffee, tea, and wine over time can discolor and yellow teeth. Porcelain veneers offer instant whiteness that lasts. Dr. Engle has a palette of more than 18 shades of porcelain (not including custom shades) from which he can work with you to customize the exact shade of whiteness for your new veneers.
- Wear and tear – As we age, our teeth become worn and rounded, and can chip or crack. Porcelain veneers are excellent for returning youthful edges and luminosity to your teeth.
You do not need to limit or change your lifestyle with veneers. They have the longevity and relative durability to withstand normal chewing activities. Most veneers last up to ten years without having to be replaced.
Dr. Engle desires the best possible outcome for all of his patients, and educates them on the type of procedures that he recommends based upon their dental histories and expectations. For that reason, it is important to note that porcelain veneers are not for everyone. If you have severely decayed teeth or untreated advanced gum disease, you may not be the best candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers are also not a good choice for individuals who have relatively low amounts of existing tooth enamel, or those who grind their teeth, as this may chip or damage their veneers.
We invite you to browse our before and after picture gallery to see the stellar results our patients at Engle Implant Dentistry are receiving, then call to schedule a porcelain veneer consultation at our Marco Island or Naples office locations.