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Are cosmetic flaws in your smile causing you to feel self-conscious? Do you avoid smiling due to chipped teeth or discoloration? If so, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Bartow. Veneers are ideal for those with healthy teeth who wish to correct aesthetic issues. Our experienced dentists will examine your smile to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Created using thin layers of dental porcelain, a veneer adheres to the tooth’s surface to correct imperfections. Veneers mimic the appearance of tooth enamel, creating a natural-looking smile. A veneer can correct a host of aesthetic issues, including chipped or misshapen teeth, discoloration, and minor alignment and spacing issues. If your teeth are otherwise healthy, you may be able to achieve a more brilliant smile with veneers. Contact our dentists today to get started.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The cost of dental veneers depends on multiple factors, including the condition of your teeth, the number of teeth being treated, the materials used to create the veneers, and your dental insurance coverage. If your insurance plan does not provide coverage for the porcelain veneers cost, you may qualify for flexible financing. Please give us a call to explore your financial options.
How Is a Veneer Different from a Crown?
Veneers and crowns are both made from porcelain, adhere to the existing tooth structure, and can change the shape and appearance of teeth. However, porcelain crowns fit over the entire tooth while a veneer covers only the front surface. Crowns are typically recommended if the patient has lost a lot of tooth structure, while veneers are recommended for those who have healthy teeth. Veneers are an excellent choice for correcting cosmetic issues with the front teeth, and crowns are typically recommended for the back teeth.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment: Before and After
Transforming your smile is possible with porcelain veneers in Bartow. Many of our patients have achieved brighter, straighter smiles with fully customized veneers.
What Happens During the Veneers Procedure?
The porcelain veneers procedure usually takes place over two dental visits. During the preparation appointment, the dentist may take a mold of your teeth to ensure a custom fit. In some cases, enamel may need to be removed from the surface of the teeth to make room for the veneer. You may receive a temporary veneer to wear while your final device is made. At the placement appointment, the dentist will place the final appliance and make any necessary adjustments.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
With proper oral hygiene, veneers can last for decades. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting the dentist for regular exams and cleanings will protect your veneer and your oral health. Avoid using your porcelain teeth to open items like bottles or bags.
What Are Lumineers®?
A specific brand of veneers porcelain, Lumineers are ultra-thin appliances that require little to no reduction in the natural surface enamel of your teeth. Lumineers are quite durable and can last more than 20 years. The natural look of Lumineers makes them a popular choice among cosmetic dental patients.