Dental Veneers Dentist – Oviedo, FL
Dental veneers are designed to cover tooth imperfections. They are extremely thin tooth-colored materials that mask tooth imperfections by covering the front surface of the tooth. Dental veneers can correct the appearance of the shape, color, size, and length of a tooth or teeth. Veneers can be made from different materials, but typically they are made from porcelain or resin composite. Porcelain veneers look more like natural teeth and are more stain resistant than veneers made from resin composite.
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What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are often referred to as “Instant Orthodontics”. Think you need braces? A substantial aesthetic effect can be obtained with a veneer and minimal tooth preparation is required.
Common problems that Veneers will address:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
It takes 2 visits to the dentist to apply veneers:
- Visit # 1 Veneer Preparation:Based on a diagnostic guide and wax-up the teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the specialized dental laboratory that will create the veneers.
- Visit #2 Veneer Bonding:Bonding involves all the steps that permanently attach the veneer to the tooth. After a cleaning of the tooth, the dentist bonds the veneer to the tooth with a special dental cement. This dental cement is then hardened with an ultra violet light.
What Types of Problems do Dental Veneers Fix?
Dental veneers can effectively correct the appearance of many tooth imperfections. Imperfections like discoloration, chipped and broken teeth, gaps, and uneven or oddly shaped teeth are easily improved with dental veneers. Dental veneers are simply bonded to the surface of the tooth, effectively covering and improving the appearance of the tooth or teeth. For example, a person who has a gap between two teeth can receive veneers that cover that gap creating a better smile.
Dental veneers require an initial consultation and two additional visits to make the veneers and then to apply them. The dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. The thickness of the veneers is equal to the thickness of your tooth enamel. The veneer will replace the tooth enamel on the teeth that will receive the treatment. The dentist will then make an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental lab which will, in turn, make the veneers, forming them based on your tooth impressions.
Veneers can take anywhere from two weeks to a month to be complete after the tooth impressions arrive at the dental lab. Once the actual veneers are ready, the dentist will make slight adjustments as needed before actually bonding the veneer to your tooth. After applying the veneers to your teeth, your dentist may call you in for follow-up visits to make sure the veneers aren’t creating oral problems. Veneers last anywhere from 7 to 15 years and you will need to replace them once they begin to wear.
Maintenance & Care
Dental veneers require no special care or maintenance other than the practice of good oral hygiene. You just need to floss and brush as you do with your natural teeth. However, there are some things that you should know about dental veneers. You are still able to get cavities if you don’t care for your teeth, even if you have veneers. Veneers are not reversible and if they chip or crack they are not repairable. You may also experience more sensitivity to both hot and cold foods and drinks as a result of removing enamel from your teeth. Plus, the veneers may not match your natural tooth coloring. However, on the upside, they have a natural appearance and aren’t irritating to the gums. Veneers usually don’t require a lot of shaping like crowns do but are extremely strong and resilient.
Dental veneers effectively improve the appearance of teeth that may be discolored, chipped, cracked, oddly shaped, and irregularly spaced. Veneers rest securely on top of the surface of the tooth, correcting the problem with natural looking tooth colored materials. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and have the look and shine of natural teeth in addition to being long-lasting and fairly easy to care for. The dentist forms veneers from impressions of your teeth and attach them to the surface of your teeth. After bonding them to the surface of your teeth, the dentist will shape and adjust them to ensure that they fit properly. They don’t usually require a lot of shaping and contouring and are a strong and natural looking solution for tooth imperfections.
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