Many people can name one or several aspects of their smile that they want to change. With dental veneers, patients can achieve the smile of their dreams with natural-looking, fully functional, and lasting results that they love. Whether you want to restore a single chipped or broken tooth with a porcelain veneer or you desire complete smile restoration with a full set of veneers, our dentist in Lake City can restore, enhance, and perfect your smile.
Each dental veneer is custom-made to replicate the function, durability, and look of natural teeth with a seamless procedure that solves an array of cosmetic oral issues for stunning results. If the condition of your teeth prevents you from smiling and you want to revitalize the appearance of your teeth, then porcelain veneers from our Lake City dentist may be optimal for you. We offer an encompassing range of therapeutic, restorative, and cosmetic dental services designed to address each patient’s unique oral needs.
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What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are individually fabricated, thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the surface of the teeth to improve their appearance and correct visible imperfections, such as tooth cracks, chips, wear, discoloration, and other cosmetic and structural tooth issues. With a dental veneer or several veneers, our cosmetic dentists can close gaps between teeth, remediate imperfections, and restore teeth damaged as a result of trauma or decay.
Veneers may even remediate slightly uneven or crooked teeth, producing results that help our patients smile brighter. Porcelain veneers adhere to the outer surface of the teeth, and once applied, they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Additionally, veneers made from porcelain are gum-tolerant and resistant to most stains. If you’re interested in transforming your smile with porcelain dental veneers, then contact Lake City Dental to schedule a consultation.
Porcelain Veneers Process
During your initial visit with us for veneers, you will speak with our dentists in Lake City, FL, about your goals for the procedure and your beautiful, new smile. After discussing your goals for cosmetic dentistry with you, your dentist will then select the optimal dental plan for your needs. The veneer process typically begins with taking impressions of your mouth with a special wax in order to confirm the propped treatment. Your subsequent visit with us will involve certain preparation steps that will help us craft your new smile. During the veneers procedure, our dentists will provide you with temporary veneers, which will allow you to test the veneers and determine how well they fit your unique bite and mouth. This process of fitting veneers allows our team to determine which exact shade of porcelain coloring best matches your surrounding natural teeth.
Temporary veneers allow patients and dentists to address any required changes to veneers’ shapes, coloring, and bite for a final result that both feels and appears perfect. Once your teeth are prepped for veneers, the last step of the porcelain veneer process involves bonding the veneer to the teeth. Once the veneer is applied to the tooth, the bonded veneer is then exposed to a special, high-intensity light that hardens and fixes the veneers into their final placement, leaving you with a natural-looking smile that can be enjoyed for years to come. To maintain your new smile, special care is required, both at home and in the dentist’s office. Contact us to learn more!
Types Of Veneers
Tooth veneers are most commonly made from porcelain or composite resin and require intensive preparation work. Applying traditional veneers usually involves grinding down each tooth and sometimes removing some of the teeth, even past the enamel layer. This allows for the proper placement of the veneer. The degree of tooth reduction required depends on your dental concerns and the number of teeth involved.
A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that fits on top of a patient’s natural teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are both durable and long-lasting. Additionally, they appear nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth, they do not stain easily, and they require less removal of tooth enamel than other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, such as dental crowns. They are also stronger than ceramic veneers. As such, porcelain veneers make excellent front teeth veneers as well as veneers for back teeth.
Composite veneers, also commonly referred to as resin veneers or composite resin veneers, are made from a tooth-colored filling material. This material is bonded to the tooth. Unlike porcelain dental veneers, composite resin dental veneers are typically less expensive. Additionally, resin veneers are easy to fix should damage occur to them. Composite veneers also require less tooth removal than dental crowns. Yet, composite resin veneers are less resistant to staining and less durable than porcelain veneers.
Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers
There are numerous benefits to getting dental veneers. Patients who choose to correct the appearance of their smile with porcelain veneers are often awe-struck by their dental veneers before and after photos and note the remarkable improvement in the way in which their smile is enhanced. Whether you choose to get porcelain veneers to correct gaps and irregular spacing; improve irregular-shaped or irregular-sized teeth; achieve a whiter smile; correct an uneven gum line; lengthen worn-down teeth; repair teeth that are chipped or fractured; or for another reason, you’re sure to love your new smile! Contact Lake City Dental today to schedule an appointment for veneer restoration from our cosmetic dentists!
Who Is A Candidate For Veneers?
Whether you are looking to reshape your smile or you seek a cosmetic fix for damaged teeth, veneers can be your ideal solution! Dental issues that can be addressed with porcelain veneers include, but are not limited to, the following. Find out how veneers can restore your smile and supercharge your self-confidence; contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment!
- Slight Crowding
- Unevenly Sized Teeth
- Tooth Discoloration
- Heavily Stained Teeth
- Tooth Chips & Fractures
- Worn-Down Teeth
- Imperfect Smiles
- Teeth With An Irregular Surface
- Pitted Teeth
- Teeth with Grooved Enamel
- Misshapen Teeth
How Long Do Veneers Last?
The lifespan of dental veneers depends on the type of veneers you have, as well as how well your veneers are cared for once they are applied. Porcelain laminate veneers can last anywhere from 10-–12 years, or more, while veneers made from composite resin typically last for 4–8 years or so. Lake City Dental ensures that each veneer you receive is made in the highest-quality porcelain and that it is bonded to your teeth using state-of-the-art technology by highly experienced dentists. For more information about the functional lifespan of your veneers, please contact our Lake City dental office!
How To Care For Porcelain Veneers
Caring for your teeth with veneers may require alternations to your dental hygiene routine for teeth before veneers. As with natural teeth, however, establishing and maintaining a thorough and effective oral care routine is essential for maintaining the health, appearance, and longevity of your dental veneers. Dental veneers are made from durable materials that are made to last. Yet, patients with veneers should be sure to avoid exerting any extreme force and pressure on their teeth to avoid damaging their veneers.
Additionally, patients should avoid biting their fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as ice or pencils. Patients should brush and floss their teeth at least twice each day to avoid the development of decay and cavities around their veneers and their surrounding teeth. Additionally, patients should schedule and attend regular dental visits with their dentist at least twice each year to ensure optimal oral health. To find out if dental veneers are your best option for achieving the smile of your dreams, contact us!