Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771
Do discolored, crooked, or misshapen teeth have you in need of a smile transformation? If so, porcelain dental veneers may give you the boost of confidence that you need. Arrange an appointment with one of our Clearwater dentists by calling (727) 286-3945 to find out if veneers or one of our other cosmetic dental procedures is right for you.
Our dentist will assess your dental issues to determine if veneers are the right restoration option for you. Veneers are suitable for a wide range of aesthetic dental issues. For example:
Call our Clearwater practice today at (727) 286-3945 to find out more about how our affordable dental veneers can improve the aesthetics of your smile.
We will provide you with an outline of your final porcelain veneers cost once the dentist has assessed your dental issues. The type and number of veneers required, as well as the complexity of your dental issues, will factor into the final cost. We do offer payment options to help make the cost as affordable as possible.
Veneers and crowns are similar in that they are made from the same materials and can be used to improve the overall appearance of the teeth. Since veneers only attach to the front of the teeth, they are primarily used on healthy teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections. Crowns, which are sometimes referred to as caps or porcelain teeth, fit over the entire tooth. Crowns are primarily used to reinforce teeth when the underlying structure has been compromised by decay, trauma, or age. Crowns are often used on the back teeth since they can withstand more chewing force than veneers. Since crowns cover the entire tooth, more of the natural tooth enamel has to be removed.
Veneers are designed to hide cosmetic imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth by attaching to the front surface of the tooth. The veneer itself is made from thin layers of dental-grade porcelain, and the procedure is convenient and virtually painless.
Unlike surgical restoration procedures, the veneers process is simple and painless. The dentist starts by creating a mold of your teeth so that the veneers can be made to the correct size and shape. In most cases, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small layer of the natural enamel. Once the tooth is prepped, the veneer is permanently bonded to the surface of the tooth with a special adhesive. Once in place, the veneer will never stain or shift out of place.
Veneers are comparable to natural teeth in terms of durability as long as you practice good oral hygiene and don’t use your teeth to open bottles and other items. With proper care, veneers can last decades. You care for veneers the same way you would natural teeth. You should brush twice a day, floss daily, and have regular dental exams and cleanings. If you suffer from bruxism, you should consider wearing a night guard to protect your veneers while you sleep. It is possible to damage your veneers if you bite into especially hard foods, such as candy apples.
Our Clearwater practice is proud to offer ultra-thin Lumineers® veneers. This unique brand of veneers offers the durability of traditional veneers without the need for the normal tooth prep. Lumineers are also highly translucent, so they look as good as they feel.
A more beautiful smile is just a phone call away. Give our friendly and knowledgeable staff a call at (727) 286-3945 with any questions or to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.