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If you find that you’re smiling a lot less because you have chipped or discolored or stained teeth, then veneers can restore the aesthetic appeal of your teeth and boost your self-confidence. If you need cosmetic enhancement of your otherwise healthy teeth, then call our office for an appointment for porcelain veneers in Gainesville.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are comprised of very thin layers of dental porcelain that looks and functions like your natural tooth enamel. They provide an aesthetic improvement only, there is no structural reinforcement. Veneers help with dental issues like those outlined below.
- Size and shape: Chipped teeth can make you feel very self-conscious but when they’re covered with a veneer, no one will know that they’re chipped. They look so natural that only you and your dentist will know that you have veneers. If you think your teeth are too big or too small, too round or too square, too short or too long, then veneers can help you have the smile that you want.
- Tooth color: If the effects of lifestyle habits or the aging process or dietary habits or even the use of prescription medications have caused your teeth to become discolored or stained, then veneers can provide you with the beautiful teeth that you want. If you want a lighter shade than your natural one, that’s possible too, since veneers are available in many different shades.
- Alignment and spacing: Small or irregular gaps in your teeth can be corrected without the need for braces simply by applying porcelain veneers to your teeth.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will evaluate your goals and your teeth to determine if veneers are a good solution for you. If not, then we’ll suggest other options so that you can achieve your goals. If veneers are right for you, we will also discuss the porcelain veneers cost with you. The cost of each individual’s porcelain veneers procedure will be unique to them, but it will be influenced by the brand of veneers selected, the number of teeth involved, any additional dental procedures that are needed, and any insurance coverage that’s available. We’ll provide you with an estimate of your porcelain veneers cost during your initial evaluation, so you’ll know what to expect.
For the porcelain veneers procedure, we’ll make a mold of your teeth to ensure that your veneers fit properly. We may need to remove up to 1mm of your tooth enamel, depending on the brand you selected, but this procedure is painless. We’ll then apply the veneers to the front of your teeth, which is also a painless procedure. After your veneers porcelain teeth are affixed to your teeth, they won’t move or slip and you don’t need to worry about staining them. They’ll look and function like your natural teeth and they’ll be as comfortable as your natural teeth. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our Gainesville office.
What’s the Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?
Porcelain crowns and veneers are made from the same material, but they are two entirely different dental procedures. Veneers cover the front surface of the teeth and require removal of no more than 1mm of your natural tooth enamel. They’re used solely for aesthetic enhancement, they provide no structural benefit. Crowns, on the other hand, are used to repair a tooth that has been structurally damaged due to decay, disease or trauma. Although crowns may increase the visual appearance of teeth, it’s not their main purpose. Crowns cover the entire surface of the teeth and are often referred to as caps because they cap the entire tooth. They’re often used for rear teeth such as molars that require more strength for chewing or biting.
Are Veneers Durable?
Unless damaged by trauma, veneers can last for decades as long as they receive proper oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing at least twice daily, and regular dental checkups will help keep your veneers looking new and functioning at their best. Your teeth should be used only for their intended purpose, which doesn’t include opening bags or bottles or other items.
Are Lumineers® A Preferred Type of Veneer?
Lumineers® is a brand name for a certain type of veneer. They’re noted for their thinness and their translucence as well as their longevity. Although they can be somewhat more expensive than other brands, their longevity may render them more cost-effective over time, and their thinness means that little or no removal of your tooth enamel is required.
What Maintenance Routines Do Veneers Need?
Veneers require only the same good oral hygiene regimen that your natural teeth require. If you grind your teeth, you might want to talk to your dentist about a bruxism mouthguard to protect your teeth, and exercise caution when biting into hard substances.
How Can I Schedule an Appointment for Veneers in Gainesville?
If you’re interested in veneers, call our Gainesville office at for more information or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you.