Attention Palm Beach County residents who are looking for a cosmetic Porcelain Veneers dentist...

Have you thought about Porcelain Veneers?

Here are the CRITICAL facts you MUST KNOW about Porcelain Veneers!


Palm Beach Porcelain Veneers
Actual Palm Beach Smiles Porcelain Veneer Case

From the desk of Dr. Michael I. Barr - Palm Beach Smiles - Boynton Beach, Florida:

Michael I. Barr, DDS - Boynton Beach Porcelain Veneer Dentist serving all of Palm Beach County.

Porcelain Veneers and Smile Makeovers are all the rage in Palm Beach County.  You have probably heard about them on TV.  Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front and sides of your teeth, carefully designed to improve their appearance.

Veneers are the way to a virtually instantaneous "Hollywood Smile," or our preference - "Palm Beach Smile!"  In as few as two visits, you can transform a flawed smile into the smile you always wished you could have.  Porcelain Veneers are often the main ingredient in Smile Makeovers.

I hope you find the following information helpful!  All photos are of actual cases.

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I Have Dark Teeth.  What Can I Do?

With Porcelain Veneers, you can change the color of your teeth and make them as white as you want.  Bleaching may also be an option.   The trick is to not only make Porcelain Veneers white, but to make them look REAL at the same time.  It's important to choose the right cosmetic dentist.  More about choosing the right Cosmetic Dentist in Palm Beach County below!


My Teeth Are Crooked.  Can Porcelain Veneers Straighten Them?

The short answer is, "it depends."  It depends on HOW crooked they are.  In some cases, Palm Beach 6-Month Braces may be appropriate.  In others traditional braces will be required.  However, with mild crookedness, Porcelain Veneers may be a great solution.  In this dramatic case, we were able to correct Richard's crooked and worn teeth with a combination of Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns.

At Palm Beach Smiles, we can straighten crooked teeth with Porcelain Veneers. Porcelain Veneers, done right here in Boynton Beach, gave Richard a smile he could be proud of!
Before After


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What If My Teeth Are Worn Down?

Porcelain Veneers can lengthen teeth very effectively.  It's important to determine how the teeth got that way (worn down), and a night guard to prevent night grinding may be good insurance to protect your new Veneers.  Here's a nice case that lengthened worn teeth:

Palm Beach Porcelain Kelly got her smile back with Porcelain Veneers by Michael I. Barr, DDS
Edges of teeth are worn down. Porcelain Veneers restored teeth that were worn down.
If you live in Palm Beach County, Porcelain Veneers maybe the the answer you're looking for! Porcelain Veneers conservatively lengthened worn teeth.
Before After


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I Have Gaps Between My Teeth.  What About Me?

Porcelain Veneers can close gaps, too!  Once again, it depends on how wide the spaces are.  Every treatment approach has some limitations.  Some cases may be better addressed with 6-Month Braces, or even a combination of 6-Month Braces and Porcelain Veneers.  Here is a stunning case of closing spaces with Porcelain Veneers.

Blanca before porcelain veneers Spaces or gaps between teeth can be corrected with Porcelain Veneers. Tooth gaps and spaces closed with Porcelain Veneers in Boynton Beach. Palm Beach Porcelain Veneers closed the gaps between Blanca's teeth.
Fill in spaces with Porcelain Veneers in Palm Beach. Porcelain Veneer artistry by Dr. Michael Barr of Palm Beach Smiles.

When I see myself in the mirror, I can barely keep myself from smiling and enjoying the wonderful smile you helped me acquire.  Thank you,  Blanca Zeas


Click here to see more photos of actual Palm Beach Porcelain Veneer cases.


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The Truth About Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Palm Beach for Porcelain Veneers

If you look in the local yellow pages, or even on the internet, it seems every dentist in Palm Beach County is a "cosmetic dentist."  And, they all offer Porcelain Veneers, right?  But, when it comes to Porcelain Veneers, not all dentists create them equally.  Creating an entirely new smile requires skills on many levels.  Besides clinical knowledge and experience, Porcelain Veneers, done well, require ARTISTRY.

Cosmetic Dentistry is not a recognized dental specialty.  There isn't any such thing as a "board certified Cosmetic Dentist." 

So, how can you figure out if you're at the right cosmetic dentist?  It's simple, really.  Just ask.  Ask about experience.  Ask about extra "hands-on" training or "continuing education" that the dentist may have completed that specifically focused on smile design and Porcelain Veneers. 

And, this is very important:  Ask to see photos of ACTUAL Porcelain Veneer cases done by the dentist.  Any Cosmetic Dentist worth his or her salt MUST take photographs of his or her own cases.  It's not optional.  If the dentist can't show you photos of actual cases he or she has done, move on. 

Look at the results carefully.  Are the photos close enough and sharp enough to see the smile clearly?  Do the results look natural?  Do the Porcelain Veneers look like they "grew there?"  Or, do they look fake? 

Click here to learn about Dr. Michael Barr's Porcelain Veneer training and experience as a Teacher in Cosmetic Smile Makeover courses.

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I Already Have Porcelain Veneers, But They Look Fake (or feel too thick or too big).
Am I Stuck With Them?

You don't have to be stuck with unnatural and unattractive Porcelain Veneers.  There's no need to be disappointed every day when you look in the mirror.  As I mentioned in the section above, not all veneers are created equal.  There is a type of veneer that is marketed heavily on television with the idea that no "drilling" is necessary.  These are the type of veneer that most commonly look thick due to the shortcomings of the technique.

It is important to find the right cosmetic dentist for Porcelain Veneers that look natural and stunningly beautiful.  Ideally, your veneers should look like you born with them.  Your Porcelain Veneers can be redone to achieve the results you always wanted.

Look at the Porcelain Veneers in the super-close-up photo below.  This is what separates the men from the boys, so to speak, in cosmetic dentistry.  These look like real teeth.  Close-up and sharply-focused photos like this leave nothing to the imagination.  Either they look like they grew there, or they don't.  This another actual case done by Dr. Barr at Palm Beach Smiles.

Close-up photo of Palm Beach Smiles Porcelain Veneers.

Details worth noticing in this case illustrated above:

Here is a photo Dr. Barr took of some very pretty natural teeth.  This photo demonstrates the same features Dr. Barr tries to create in his Porcelain Veneers.  Notice the similarities in the visual details of these natural teeth with the restorations in the previous photo.

Perfect Natural Teeth!


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What Can I Expect When I Get Porcelain Veneers?

Your first visit to Palm Beach Smiles may just be a consultation.  A "meet & greet."  At that time we can discuss whether you are a candidate for Porcelain Veneers.  The next step is a complete examination that may include x-rays, models made from molds of your teeth, and a series of digital photos.

Your 1st treatment visit is the day we prepare your teeth to receive the Porcelain Veneers.  We'll make sure you won't feel a thing!  Temporary Veneers will be made and you will walk out with your new "trial smile."  The temporary Veneers are a preview of your final Porcelain Veneers.  In fact, they are the "blueprint" for your New Smile.

Your 2nd treatment visit is The Big Day!  First, you will get to see the Porcelain Veneers in place prior to bonding for your approval.  Once you approve of your New Smile, the Veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth.  You are now ready for your Hollywood audition!  Or, perhaps the interview for your promotion or new job.  Or, a very important date!  J


How Do I Take Care of My Porcelain Veneers?

In a nutshell, you treat them like you would your natural teeth.  You brush and floss them like you should with your natural teeth.  And, like with your natural teeth, we recommend you not chew on ice, use them as tools to open packages, strip wires, or cut fishing line.  Yes... we know of people who do those things! 

We recommend regular check-up and cleaning visits, of course.

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How Long Will My Porcelain Veneers Last?

That's a great question.  Of course, we have statistics.  And, they show that Porcelain Veneers can last 15 - 20 years on average.  But, statistics... Well, you know what they say about statistics!  Many factors can affect the longevity of your Porcelain Veneers.  Naturally, the care and skill of the dentist in placing them is a significant factor.  How well you care for your teeth is another important factor.  The condition of the teeth prior to the veneers and habits such as grinding your teeth at night will affect how long your Porcelain Veneers last, too.

Now... does that mean in 15 - 20 years ALL your Porcelain Veneers will suddenly fail?  No.  But, on an individual basis, some of them may need to be replaced over time.


How Can I Get Started?

You can call us at 561-736-2377 for a no-charge consultation.  We are located at 650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. (click link for map), Suite 1, Boynton Beach, Florida.  Our dental office is easy to find at the intersection of I-95 and Boynton Beach Blvd.

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