Advanced Dental Care of Orlando
12131 South Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836
Are you looking for a way to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or misaligned teeth? Porcelain dental veneers are an effective and affordable way to make small fixes in the aesthetics of your teeth that can help boost your self-confidence. Find out if veneer dental restoration is right for you by calling (407) 545-3810 to schedule a consultation with one of our Orlando dentists.
Dental veneers attach securely to the front surface of the tooth to permanently alter the color, shape, or position of the tooth. The veneer is made from lustrous porcelain that looks and functions just like natural tooth enamel.
As long as your teeth are generally healthy, veneers can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues. For example:
Our knowledgeable Orlando dentists can perform a comprehensive exam to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain dental veneers.
The extent of your dental issues and the type of veneer used will factor into your final porcelain veneers cost. Most dental plans do not cover veneers since they are considered cosmetic. Our helpful staff will work with you to find a veneer option and payment plan to suit your needs and budget.
While dental veneers and crowns are made from the same materials, they have different applications. Veneers attach to the front of the tooth and are most effective in correcting minor cosmetic flaws in otherwise healthy teeth. Crowns, which are also known as caps or porcelain teeth, fit over the entire tooth. Not only does this improve the appearance of the tooth, but it also makes it stronger. Your dentist may recommend a crown if your issue involves a tooth that has been structurally compromised by decay, trauma, or age. Crowns also work better on the molars because of the bite force exerted by the back teeth during chewing. To get a crown to fit properly, a dentist typically has to remove more of the natural tooth enamel than with a veneer.
We recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and have regular dental exams and professional cleanings. You should also avoid biting into very hard foods and using your teeth for opening bottles or ripping open packages. If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, you should consider wearing a custom-fitted mouth guard to protect your veneers.
The first step involves the dentist making a mold of your teeth. This will ensure that your veneers fit properly and look as natural as possible. In most cases, the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the affected teeth. This is completely painless. The veneer, which is made from thin layers of dental porcelain, is permanently bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Once in place, your veneers will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration option. Veneer porcelain is similar in strength to your natural tooth enamel and resists staining. With proper care, your veneers can last for decades.
Lumineers® is a unique brand of ultra-thin veneers. Because they are thinner than traditional veneers, they require little to no removal of the natural tooth enamel. They are also extremely durable and natural looking.
Our dentists are passionate about helping our patients achieve the smile of their dreams. If your smile is less than ideal, we are ready to help. Call (407) 545-3810 for more information about our cosmetic dental services or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.