Alpha Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentists & Periodontists located in Lake Worth, FL

Have you mastered the closed-lip smile because you’re embarrassed by chipped or discolored teeth? You don’t have to hide your smile anymore. The cosmetic dental experts at Alpha Dental can fix your smile with veneers, which are tooth-colored shells that correct these types of imperfections. If you live in or near Lake Worth, Florida, and want to learn more about veneers, call the office, or book an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin tooth-colored shells designed to cover the front side of your tooth to fix imperfections and give you a movie star smile. Typically made of porcelain, the veneer shells not only improve the look of your tooth, but also simulate the strength and resilience of natural tooth enamel.

The dental experts at Alpha Dental have veneers custom-made to match both the shape and color of your teeth.

What type of teeth imperfections can veneers fix?

Veneers can fix a number of different teeth imperfections, including:

  • Discoloration or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Gaps or minor bite problems

How are veneers placed?

After the veneer expert at Alpha Dental has determined that veneers are a good fit for you, the dentist creates a unique model of your teeth, which is sent to the dental technician to create your custom-fit veneers.

For proper fit, the dentist may need to conservatively prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from your natural tooth. Proper bonding of the veneer to your natural tooth is essential not only for aesthetics, but also proper function and health of the veneer.

The dentist then bonds the veneer to your tooth with a special resin, which is hardened with a curing light. The dentist then removes any excess veneer from the tooth for a better fit and polishes it.

After placement, the dentist may need you to come back for an additional visit to check for placement and comfort.

How do I care for veneers after placement?

To keep your teeth and veneers healthy, you need to continue to brush and floss daily, and follow up with the team at Alpha Dental as scheduled. Veneers need to be replaced at some point, but proper care may improve longevity.

Although veneers are fairly stain resistant, the dental specialists at Alpha Dental recommend you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to reduce the risk of staining.

If you’d like to fix your smile and think veneers make a good fit for you, call the office or book an appointment online.