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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.
Can You Tell Me About Porcelain Veneers?
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:
- Size and shape: A chipped tooth can have a significant effect on the way that you feel about your smile. Placing a veneer over the chipped tooth will make your smile look brand new again. A properly placed veneer will fit securely and comfortably. In addition to fixing chipped teeth, veneers can also be used to change the shape of your teeth. They can even lengthen teeth that have shortened due to tooth grinding, also known as bruxism.
- Tooth Color: Teeth that are discolored, yellow or dingy are a common cosmetic issue that our patients pursue treatment for. This problem can be caused by certain medications, coffee, tea, tobacco products and aging. If you have a discolored tooth or teeth that has not responded to traditional whitening treatments, a porcelain veneer can be used to restore the brightness of your natural teeth. In addition, veneers porcelain also come in an array of shades, so you can make your smile even brighter if you so desire.
- Alignment and spacing: Having gaps in your smile can make you feel less confident. Porcelain dental veneers can fix this issue so that you won’t have to wear braces. They can also correct minor issues with your tooth alignment.
No matter why you want to pursue getting dental veneers, our team in South Ocala is here to assist you.
Can You Give Me an Estimate on How Much Porcelain Veneers Cost?
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.
What Is the Process for Getting Dental Veneers?
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.
How Is a Veneer Different from a Crown?
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.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
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.
Are Lumineers® a Type of Veneer?
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.
How Difficult Is it to Take Care of Veneers ?
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.
Book a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in South Ocala Today.
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.