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If you are concerned over discoloration, a misaligned or chipped tooth, or the gaps between your teeth, then pursuing cosmetic dental treatments might be the right course of action for you to take. Porcelain veneers are frequently done for minor cosmetic issues. Veneers can address issues with color, shape, size and positioning. If you’re interested in this cosmetic treatment, come to talk it over with one of our dentists in Palm Coast.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
Porcelain teeth veneers are constructed of thin layers of delicate dental porcelain that mimics tooth enamel. These veneers are adhered directly to the surface of the tooth, improving the aesthetic appearance of the smile. They are typically used to correct cosmetic issues with teeth there are in overall good shape. These issues include:
- Size and shape: If you have always believed that your teeth appeared to be too square, too round, too big or too small for your face, veneers porcelain could be a good option to address your concerns. Veneers can change the overall shape of your teeth in a way that looks natural and appealing. If you grind your teeth, veneers can be used to lengthen the teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are also used to correct the appearance of chipped teeth. No matter the reason behind your dental veneers, your veneer will securely fit your tooth or teeth and will blend in with the rest of your teeth.
- Tooth color: Pursuing teeth whitening treatments for yellow, discolored or dingy teeth is a common reason why patients come to us for cosmetic treatment. Coffee, tea, aging, tobacco products or certain medications can cause these issues. If traditional whitening treatments have not worked to brighten your smile, veneers can make your smile white again. With dental veneers, you can choose exactly how bright you want your smile to be.
- Alignment and spacing: Gaps in your smile can cause you to feel like hiding your smile from the world. If you are past your teenage years, you probably don’t want to go through the hassle of having braces. Porcelain dental veneers can cover the gaps and make your smile appear straighter.
No matter why you desire to have porcelain veneers, our staff in Palm Coast is willing to help you.
What Will Porcelain Veneers Cost Me?
If you are like many people, you are probably wondering what porcelain veneers cost. Your bill will be determined by things like the veneers you choose and the number of veneers you are having placed on your teeth.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Dental Veneers?
The porcelain veneers procedure is straightforward and painless. To ensure that your veneer fits perfectly, your dentist will take a mold of your mouth. A thin layer of the tooth’s enamel will then be scraped off. How much enamel needs to be taken off will depend on the brand and type of veneer being placed on the tooth. Once your veneer is firmly in place, you will not even be able to notice that it is there.
How Are Veneers and Crowns Different?
Veneers and crowns are both utilized to correct cosmetic appearances. They also adhere to the underlying tooth in the same way and are made of the same material. However, the main difference between the two treatments is that a veneer adheres to the front surface of the tooth while a crown fits the entire tooth. Due to the way that they fit over the tooth, porcelain crowns are also known as “caps.”
When a tooth has structural damage caused by age, injury, decay or teeth grinding, a crown is placed over it. In order to properly fit the crown, the dentist will need to remove some of the tooth’s enamel. In addition to covering the tooth, the crown will also strengthen the tooth. Crowns are so strong that they can withstand the pressure that the molars exert. This is why they are commonly used for back teeth in need of cosmetic or structural treatments.
Do Veneers Last a Long Time?
If you avoid injury to your teeth, your veneers will last for decades. In addition to avoiding injuries, you should frequently brush and floss.
Are Lumineers® Different from Other Dental Veneers?
Lumineers® are an ultra-thin brand of dental veneer. These veneers are so thin that little to no enamel needs to be removed from the tooth in question in order to place the veneer. In addition to being thin, these veneers are incredibly strong. If they are properly cared for, they may be able to last for more than 20 years.
How Do You Take Care of Dental Veneers?
Daily brushing and flossing is required, as is the avoidance of using your teeth to open things like bags or bottles. If you frequently grind your teeth while you are sleeping, you will need to wear a night guard or retainer to prevent your veneers from becoming damaged.
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