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Why Would I Need Porcelain Veneers?
If you’re self-conscious about your teeth because of discoloration or other cosmetic defects, then veneers may be the solution that you need. They can fix cosmetic issues such as:
- Size and shape: A chipped tooth may make you feel gauche and unsophisticated. You may not smile much because of your disfigured teeth. This can be especially important in life events such as a wedding or a job interview. Veneers look just like your natural teeth and no one will know that you have veneers unless you tell them. If you think your teeth are too round or too square or too long or too short, then veneers can help you.
- Tooth color: The deleterious side effects of lifestyle habits, dietary habits, and even the need for prescription medications can adversely affect your teeth, so that your once beautifully white teeth are now discolored and stained, and no amount of whitening products seem to be effective. Veneers can restore the beautiful whiteness to your teeth and the choice of color is up to you. You can match your natural shade or go lighter.
- Alignment and spacing: If you have small or uneven gaps in your otherwise healthy teeth, but are disinclined to have braces, then veneers porcelain can provide the evenly spaced teeth that you want.
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers in Tampa, then call our office for an appointment. We will also discuss your porcelain veneers cost with you at that time. Your porcelain veneers cost will be unique to you and predicated on your unique needs. We’ll provide you with an estimate so that you’ll know what to expect for your porcelain veneers procedure. Call our Tampa office to schedule an appointment or for more information.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will determine if veneers are a good solution for you. If not, we’ll recommend alternatives so that you can get the smile that you want. If veneers are a good match for you, then we’ll make a mold of your teeth so that your veneers fit correctly. We may need to remove up to 1mm of your tooth enamel, depending on the brand of veneers that you chose, but this is a painless procedure, as is the installation of the veneers. Once your veneers are affixed to the front of your teeth, then they won’t slip or move around nor will you need to worry about staining them. They’ll look, feel, and function the same as your natural teeth.
Is There a Difference Between Veneers and Crowns?
Porcelain crowns and veneers are both made from porcelain, but they’re two completely different dental appliances. Veneers are used strictly for cosmetic enhancement, they provide no structural support. They’re affixed to the front of the teeth and less than 1mm of natural tooth enamel is removed when they’re installed. Crowns, however, cover the entire tooth and are often referred to as dental caps because they cap the entire tooth. Crowns are used to structurally enhance teeth that have been damaged due to disease, trauma or decay, and a minimum of 2mm of tooth enamel must be removed when a crown is installed. Typically, crowns are used to provide additional strength for teeth such as molars.
How Long Will My Veneers Last?
With proper care and a routine of good oral hygiene, your veneers should last for years or decades or for the rest of your life. Proper maintenance should include brushing and flossing at least twice each day and at least annual dental checkups. Make sure to use your teeth only for the purpose for which they were designed, not for bottle or bag openers.
What Maintenance Routines Do Veneers Require?
Veneers require only the normal maintenance that your natural teeth require. There are no special cleaners or procedures that you need to follow. Regular brushing and flossing, regular dental checkups, and care when biting into hard substances should keep your veneers in great condition.
Where Can I Schedule a Consultation for Veneers in Tampa?
If you want porcelain teeth in Tampa, call our office at (813) 642-7555 to schedule a consultation.