Until the advent of porcelain veneers, patients with significantly acid-eroded anterior teeth were faced with the decision to have their incisors and bicuspids crowned. Today, it is commonplace to use porcelain veneers whenever possible. Bonding porcelain veneers onto the faces of teeth is a more conservative treatment because more of the natural tooth structure is retained, less porcelain is used, less time is spent on the procedure, and there is lower associated cost. Porcelain veneers are used for more than cosmetic reasons. They also strengthen teeth to preserve them and eliminate tooth sensitivity.
Teeth that are eroded on both their front and back sides can have treatment on both sides. Porcelain veneers can be placed on the front, and composite or porcelain inlays can be bonded on the back.
“Nothing makes me happier than to help the patients who come to me for help,” says Dr. Jamie Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL. “Some of my patients have had harrowing medical histories that have compromised a lot of their tooth enamel. I want to help them preserve their natural teeth through conservative treatment whenever this is possible to achieve health, comfort, and their smile objectives. Everyone desires a beautiful and pain-free smile, so restoring teeth that have been significantly eroded is a top priority for many of the patients seeking my help. I’ve had tremendous success with veneer treatment.”
There’s hope for patients recovering from bulimia, acid reflux, meth mouth, and other causes of significant teeth erosion. We are a compassionate dental team who believe our patients deserve caring personalized attention and respect. We are prepared and happy to serve patients in recovery and patients under medical management for systemic disease conditions. We invite you to call Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., for your Boynton Beach smile makeover consultation.