Are you looking to upgrade your smile? Is teeth whitening not working well enough to brighten your smile? Do you have cracked or chipped teeth that have you hiding behind your hands when you speak? Porcelain veneers in Orlando can give you the smile of your dreams.
What to Know About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are custom shells that a dentist creates to fit over the front of your teeth. They’re ideal when you have teeth that are misshapen, chipped, or discolored. While some patients make an appointment specifically for veneers, other patients include them during other treatments, like when they’re receiving help for gum disease.
Porcelain veneers typically require two visits to your dentist. The first appointment is to fit the veneers to your teeth. The second visit is to attach the veneers. While this option tends to be more expensive than composite veneers, they’re more durable and last longer. Porcelain is also more stain resistant and appears more natural than composite. They’re also thinner, which allows the dentist to leave more of your natural tooth surface during the attachment.
Porcelain veneers are easy to care for after placement. Flossing, mouthwash, and brushing twice a day as you normally would can help your veneers last.
The Process for Porcelain Veneers
The process is a fairly simple one when getting veneers. To begin, you make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options and to receive x rays. Your dentist will then trim about half a millimeter of the enamel of your tooth to prepare for placement. After the trim, impressions or a mold are made of your teeth. A lab will prepare the veneers to fit perfectly on your teeth. This tends to take about two weeks. Before placement, your dentist will look over the veneers to confirm fit, shape, and color. Then, your tooth, or teeth, undergo cleaning and roughening to prepare the surface for adhering. A special cement helps the veneer attack to the surface. A light then helps the adhering process. Your dentist will usually make a follow-up appointment for a few weeks later to ensure all is well.
Porcelain Veneers in Orlando with Oasis Dental
Whether you want to brighten your teeth, restore your smile, or maintain your oral health, turn to Oasis Dental. Our team is ready to provide you with the dental services you need and deserve to keep your smile at its best. Along with porcelain veneers, our services include:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental implants
- Root canal therapy
- Oral cancer screening
- Dental cleaning and exam