If your teeth are in a damaged or weakened state, dental veneers may help address those issues, as well as beautify your smile. What are dental veneers in Kendall? What problems do they correct? Are they painful? Keep reading to find the answers!
Dental veneers are very thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. They can alter the shape, color, size, and length of your teeth.
Most patients choose dental veneers to repair broken, chipped, or cracked teeth to protect your pearly whites. However, they can also be used as a cosmetic treatment with misshapen teeth, gaps between your teeth (diastema), and stains and discoloration when professional whitening isn’t enough.
Composite resin veneers are made from the same material used in fillings and bonding. The resin is malleable, making it easy for your dentist to shape and mold the veneer. Composite veneers can be made right in your dentist’s office and placed on your teeth in one visit.
Porcelain veneers look more like natural teeth and are more durable than composite resin. They also resist staining better than composite resin veneers. If you choose porcelain veneers, be prepared to wait. The process from start to finish can take one to two weeks.
Dental veneers have a rather long lifespan. Composite resin veneers should be expected to last around four to eight years. Porcelain veneers last from 10 to 12 years. Of course, how well you take care of them also impacts their longevity.
Dental veneers in Kendall can be placed on your teeth in one of two ways, direct or indirect placement.
When with direct placement, your veneers can be completed in a single visit. Your tooth or teeth will be cleaned, a thin layer of enamel removed, and bonding material used to secure the veneers.
Indirect placement takes longer as the veneers are lab created. During your first visit, molds will be taken off your teeth before and after they are filed to remove a thin layer of enamel. You’ll receive temporary covers while your permanent veneers are being made.
Not at all! This is a minimally invasive process, and most patients report feeling no discomfort. The only prep needed is the removal of a layer of enamel that is only as thin as the veneer. This is done to ensure a seamless fit. If you are concerned about pain, speak to your dentist about a local anesthetic.
At People’s First, Dr. Omar Villavicencio uses cutting-edge technology and the most advanced diagnostics to make sure you get the best possible personalized dental services.
Ready to show a gorgeous smile? Book your appointment for dental veneers by contacting us at 786-321-7035 today! We look forward to meeting you!