Do you want a stunning smile that leaves a lasting impression but struggle with cosmetic imperfections like chipped or cracked teeth?
Alafaya Family Dentistry, serving Oviedo and Orlando, FL, offers veneers to conceal minor imperfections.
Read on to discover how veneers can refine your smile and your overall appearance.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can conceal minor dental flaws like gaps, chips, and minor misalignment. Porcelain veneers can revamp your smile in a way that looks and feels natural.
Who Are Good Candidates for Porcelain Veneers?
You can trust our team to put your health first. Before recommending porcelain veneers, our dentist will evaluate your gums, teeth, and bite to ensure that your smile has a healthy foundation that can support veneers.
Patients who suffer from minor aesthetic flaws but have good dental health are usually great candidates for dental veneers. Porcelain veneers provide patients with a cosmetic, rather than a restorative dentistry solution. Concerns that impact your oral health or the function of your smile may need to be addressed a different way, such as with a dental crown.
Finally, if you experience the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders or teeth grinding, you are likely not ready yet for dental veneers. That's because pressure on your veneers can cause breaks or cracks. It's possible that after treatment, we can revisit your eligibility.
We Treat You Like Family
At our Oviedo office, we aim to keep our patients educated and confident in our care. From answering your questions to ensuring that you know all the details about your oral health, we won't rush you into making any decisions. We will help you make an informed choice about veneers and any other treatment you are considering.
Do You Qualify for Veneers? Request a Consultation to Explore Your Options
Think dental veneers are the correct dental procedure for you? Come into our Oviedo, FL, office for a free consultation. Here, you can meet Drs. David Ross and Karen Schmitt, who have been practicing dentistry in Oviedo, FL, for over three decades. Drs. Ross and Schmitt's history in Oviedo, FL, makes them a community pillar and a friendly face for many residents. Contact our office for a free consultation and see if veneers are the proper cosmetic treatment to perfect your smile.
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What Types of Problems Can Dental Veneers Address?
This versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment can take your smile from good to great by making several changes all at once. Here are some of the issues dental veneers can conceal:
Discolored teeth that
don’t respond to whitening
Irregularities in shape
Teeth that have suffered minor wear
A Stunning Before and After Patient Transformation
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers can last from eight to 10 years. Getting the most out of your veneers starts with maintaining good oral hygiene.
Invest in Your Self-Esteem With Veneers
Many patients are happy with their smile, even if it isn't perfect. However, if your teeth have made you feel less confident in your own skin, then you have an option to address it: dental veneers.
Veneers can improve your self-esteem by giving you the uniform smile you've wished for. Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Ross are happy to guide you through the possibilities at our welcoming practice.
Even if you are not a candidate for veneers, you may be eligible for other procedures that we offer, like teeth whitening or dental crowns. They may be able to address your goals instead, giving you a brighter or straighter smiler.
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Tell Me About the Procedure
To start, your dentist will remove a fine layer of enamel from each treated tooth so the veneer sits flush with your natural teeth. Removing the enamel is permanent, and means your tooth will always require a veneer or other kind of restoration.
Next, the dentist will take an impression of your smile. Impressions are sent to our dental lab so your custom veneers can be crafted. In the meantime, your dentist will place a temporary veneer on each treated tooth.
Once your custom veneers are ready, you'll return to our dental office to have them placed. Your dentist will make any final adjustments, then bond the veneers to your teeth.
Take a Closer Look at Porcelain Veneers
Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers
Treating your dental veneers with care can help extend their lifespan.
To get the most out of your new smile, avoid tobacco products and staining foods and beverages. Do not open things with your teeth or engage in contact sports without a mouthguard, as these can dislodge a veneer. If you grind your teeth, wearing a bite guard at night can help prevent damage to the porcelain.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Bonding
Porcelain is a more lifelike material than composite resin. While bonding can be made to look realistic, it does not have the translucency of dental porcelain, and does not look as natural.
Just like our natural teeth, composite veneers can be stained, turning that pearly white into shades of yellow, brown, or gray. Porcelain is less porous than resin, making tooth discoloration less likely.
Composite veneers typically don't last as long as porcelain veneers either. In fact, porcelain veneers may have a longer lifespan by several years. So, it's important to make time a part of your cost estimate.
Our teeth — and our veneers — need to withstand an immense amount of pressure. Typically, porcelain veneers are less susceptible to chipping or breakage than composite veneers.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Because every patient has unique goals and needs, the price of every treatment differs. Several factors could influence the cost of upgrading your smile with porcelain veneers. For example, the more veneers you require, the more you can expect to pay. You may also want more than one cosmetic treatment, such as combining veneers with teeth whitening for a brilliant smile.
Your dentist can cover treatment costs during your initial consultation.
Because they are strictly cosmetic, veneers are not covered by insurance. We offer financing through LendingClub and CareCredit® to make veneers affordable for our patients. Our practice can help you apply for financing.
Crowns Can Benefit Those Who Don't Qualify for Porcelain Veneers
Even if you are not a candidate for dental veneers, you may be eligible for dental crowns instead.
Dental crowns are caps that go over your tooth or a dental implant. Crowns may be preferred to veneers if you have tooth breakage.
Because dental veneers can only go over your front teeth, you will likely need a crown instead if you wish to refine a back tooth. Our dentists can explain more about the treatment during your consultation.
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