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Veneer Dentist in Gainesville, FL

What Are Veneers?

A veneer is a porcelain or composite resin shell that an oral surgeon or dentist bonds to the teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of the front teeth, hiding imperfections and leaving you with a bright smile. Veneers can close gaps in your teeth or even provide a straightened appearance. Whether you experience tooth decay or you just want to change the look of your smile, veneers may be a good choice.

5 Benefits of Veneers

5. A Natural Appearance

Porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth, and they are resistant to stains — unlike other dental options. In fact, veneers can even resist coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. Plus, you can choose the shade that most closely matches the rest of your teeth. Caring for veneers is much like maintaining your real teeth too.

1. Perfect Fit

Veneers fit in well with your mouth, allowing gum tissue to tolerate the material. You may not have to worry about periodontal disease and irritation caused by new material.

2. No Pain

The veneer installation process does not require anesthesia, and patients experience little pain or discomfort. The process of shaping the enamel under the veneers is conservative, especially for a pediatric dentist.

3. Durable

Generally, veneers last up to 10 years. With proper maintenance and tender care, veneers may last longer.

4. Alternative to Crowns

While crowns are an alternative to veneers, they require much more of the enamel to be removed. Veneers require minimal work for the covers to fit securely, which is great for a patient who desires gentle dental work.

Porcelain Veneers in Gainesville, FL

The Process of Getting Porcelain

In three visits, you can have a new set of teeth. This is not something an emergency dentist can complete in one visit. During the first visit, you will have the opportunity to speak with us about your goals for your bright new smile. Then, Dr. Van Dyke will decide which cosmetic dental plan will work best for your teeth.

Your second veneer visit involves preparation for your new smile. Thanks to temporary veneers, you will have the chance to try on the veneer to test how well it fits. This fitting allows us to determine which shade of coloring works best for your appearance. We will also remove a layer of enamel from the tooth which allows the veneer to fit snugly into place.

Veneer bonding, the third and final step, involves bonding the veneers to the teeth. We apply a high-intensity light to set the veneers, leaving you with a natural smile you will enjoy for years to come. Follow up with your Gainesville dentist to ensure that the veneers are in excellent shape.

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