What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one cosmetic dentistry option available for patients in Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood and Bay Harbor to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. Veneers are made of porcelain, a ceramic material that is applied to the front of the teeth. To accomplish the desired effect, porcelain veneers take approximately three visits to our office.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The first visit to our office will consist of an exam to make sure that porcelain veneers are the right choice. During this visit, we will discuss the advantages and limitations of porcelain veneers.
The second visit to our porcelain veneers Miami office is used to prepare the teeth for the porcelain veneers. This is accomplished by removing ½ millimeter of tooth enamel. If the procedure is uncomfortable, local anesthetic can be used. After the teeth have been prepared, Dr. Edderai will take an impression of the teeth, which will be used to make the veneers. It will take approximately one to two weeks for the veneers to be manufactured.
The final office visit is scheduled in order to apply the porcelain veneers to the teeth. The teeth will be cleaned and the veneers will be bonded to the teeth with bonding cement. The cement is then hardened with a blue curing light (a process known as curing).
To receive more information, and make an appointment, please call Dr. Edderai at (305) 947-7999.