Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Are you looking for a solution to your discolored, chipped or misaligned tooth? Or maybe you have gaps between your teeth that make you feel self-conscious about your smile?
If this describes you, then you should discuss porcelain dental veneers with your dentist. Dental veneers are utilized to make otherwise healthy teeth look more aesthetically pleasing. They can address cosmetic issues with color, size, shape or positioning. Our experienced team would be happy to meet with you to examine your mouth and to determine if this treatment is the right option for you.
Porcelain veneers are comprised of thin layers of porcelain. This dental porcelain is thin and mimics the tooth’s enamel. Veneers adhere to the surface of the tooth and are usually utilized to improve aesthetic issues like:
No matter why you want to pursue getting dental veneers, our team in South Ocala is here to assist you.
After one of our dentists has performed an examination on you we will offer an estimate of what porcelain veneers cost. Your bill will take into account the number of teeth needing veneers and the type of veneers you choose to have put on.
The first portion of your porcelain veneers procedure will consist of a mold being made of your teeth. This ensures that your veneers will securely fit your teeth. After that, your dentist will most likely need to remove a small layer of enamel from your teeth. The brand and the type of veneers being used will determine the exact amount of enamel that needs to be reduced. The procedure itself is painless. Once in place, your veneer will feel comfortable and look natural.
Just like crowns and fillings, veneers are considered to be permanent. Porcelain crowns and porcelain teeth are made out of the same material and stick to the structure of the tooth beneath. They can also both be utilized to change the shape and color of a tooth or teeth. The primary difference between a crown and a veneer is that a crown fits over the entire tooth, all the way down to the gums. In fact, a crown fits over the tooth like a cap. A dental veneer only covers the front surface of the tooth.
Crowns are placed in cases where the tooth’s structure has been compromised due to age, decay, trauma or tooth grinding. The procedure consists of the dentist removing some of the exterior enamel of the tooth so that the cap will fit properly. Once a crown has been placed, it helps to strengthen the tooth. They are an excellent choice to address back teeth with structural or cosmetic problems because crowns are stronger and can withstand the greater amount of pressure that your back teeth use.
As long as you don’t have any accidents to your teeth, your veneers should last for decades. Proper care via brushing and flossing will help to expand the lifespan of your dental veneers.
Lumineers® are a brand of veneer that are ultra-thin. This means that you won’t have to have as much of your tooth’s enamel removed. Some patients using this brand don’t have to have any enamel taken off. While these veneers are thin, they are extremely durable. If properly cared for, they can last more than 20 years. In addition to being durable, they are natural in appearance.
Porcelain dental veneers are easy to take care. In most cases, all you have to do is brush and floss daily. You should also avoid doing things like using your teeth to open bottles, bags or other items. You may also want to be careful when biting into hard foods. If you have an underlying problem like bruxism, your dentist may recommend that you use a custom-made night guard to prevent damage from occurring to your veneers.
Do you have more questions about whether porcelain dental veneers are the right option for you? Give us a call at (352) 433-4934 to schedule a consultation so that we can discuss veneers with you.