Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Do you find yourself hiding your smile because your teeth are misshapen, discolored, or misaligned? Our experienced dentists can help. Porcelain dental veneers are an effective and affordable way to improve the aesthetics of otherwise healthy teeth. Call our Mount Dora office at (352) 729-3668 to find out if dental veneers are right for you.
Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front surface of the tooth to mask minor cosmetic imperfections. Veneers fit securely, so they are comfortable. They are also custom-made, so they look completely natural.
Many cosmetic issues that detract from the aesthetics of your smile can be corrected using dental veneers. For example:
Call (352) 729-3668 to schedule a consultation with one of our Mount Dora dentists to find out if veneers are the right solution for your dental issues.
The type of veneer used and the complexity of your dental issues are among the factors that will determine your final porcelain veneers cost. Since the procedure is considered cosmetic in nature, it is typically not covered by dental insurance plans. Our helpful staff will help you find a veneer option and payment plan to suit your needs and budget.
The dentist will go over your treatment options following your initial examination. While veneers and crowns are both made from porcelain, they are used in different situations. Veneers only cover the front surface of the teeth and are primarily used to correct minor cosmetic issues. Crowns, also known as caps or porcelain teeth, fit over the entire tooth. This not only improves the appearance of the tooth, but it also helps to make the underlying tooth stronger. Crowns are often used on teeth that have been weakened by age, decay, or trauma. Since crowns are stronger than veneers, they are also a better choice for the back teeth that exert the majority of the chewing force when eating. When fitting a crown, the dentist may have to remove up to 2 mm of enamel, which is about twice as much as a veneer.
Basic oral hygiene is all you need to keep your veneers looking their best. You should brush and floss daily and see a dentist twice a year for an exam and professional cleaning. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, we recommend that you talk to your dentist about a custom-fitted mouth guard to help protect your veneers.
The veneers process starts with the dentist making a mold of your teeth. This will ensure that your veneers fit and look as natural as possible. The next step involves removing a small amount of the natural tooth enamel so that the veneer will fit properly. This is a painless procedure. Once the tooth is prepped, the dentist uses a special adhesive to permanently bond the veneer to the front surface of the tooth. This ensures that the veneer remains securely in place as you eat, talk, and smile.
As long as you practice good oral hygiene and do not use your teeth to open bottles or bite into extremely hard foods, your veneers should last and look beautiful for years if not decades.
Lumineers® is a special line of ultra-thin veneers. Because they are thinner than traditional veneers, they require little to no tooth prep. Despite the fact that they are so thin, Lumineers are extremely durable and can last for up to 20 years.
We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have about veneers or any of our other dental services. If you are ready to take the first step toward a more beautiful smile, call our Mount Dora office at (352) 729-3668.