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Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultations in Jacksonville, FL

Dental Veneers in Jacksonville, FL

A recent poll by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry indicates that a beautiful smile can make you appear more attractive, confident, interesting, and intelligent. If your front teeth are less than ideal, we can help. Dr. Mularkey uses porcelain veneers to transform misshapen, stained, or damaged teeth.

We offer complimentary Cosmetic Consultations to discuss if Dental Veneers are right for you! Give our Jacksonville, FL office a call today!

We’re committed to giving you one more reason to smile!

- DR. HANNA MULARKEY

DENTAL VENEERS

What are Veneers?

 

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shell-like covers cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth. Although veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry for their generous help in smile makeovers they also improve protective qualities and can eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. The biggest benefits include durability, an improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to crowns.

What is the Process?

Dental veneers can take up to three trips to the dentist, depending on the material used. One for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. 

First Step: This first step involves your active participation. We will sit down to discuss the desired results. During this appointment, we will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you. We will also discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. In the same visit, we may take x-rays and an impression of your mouth. Bringing photos of your desired look/smile can be very helpful for our team to fully understand the extent of your vision! Call us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation! (904)373-4777

What Type of Problems do Dental Veneers Fix?

  • Discolored Teeth

  • Worn Down Teeth

  • Chipped or Broken Teeth

  • Gaps Between Teeth

  • Misaligned, Uneven, or Irregularly Shaped Teeth

Before and & After Photos

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WHY CHOOSE DR. HANNAH MULARKEY?

BOARD CERTIFIED GENERAL DENTIST

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF

  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Crowns & Porcelain Veneers

  • Smile Makeovers

15+ YEARS EXPERIENCE 

0% 12 MONTH FINANCING

TYPES OF DENTAL VENEERS

Types of Dental Veneers:

Composite | Composite veneers have a number of advantages, one of the most substantial advantages being cost. Cost is very important for some patients, given that Veneers are most likely an out-of-pocket expense.

  • Arguably the most considerable advantage of composite veneers is their reversibility.  Porcelain requires reshaping of your teeth in order to fit the veneer, as compared to composite veneers with minimal prep work required on your natural teeth. This means that they are not permanently shaped to such an extent that they cannot be removed and replaced as needed.

  • Another advantage is the number of visits/time to complete the procedure. Composite Veneers can typically be fabricated while in office, making it a same-day treatment!

 

Porcelain | Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin and translucent tooth-colored shells. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. They’re made in our dental lab to be customized to the size, shape, and color of your dream smile. We are happy to offer porcelain veneers to patients from Jacksonville, Florida and all the surrounding areas.

  • Durability, undeniably the number one advantage of Porcelain Veneers. The Porcelain material is much stronger than composite resin.

  • Almost everyone in the Dental field agrees that porcelain veneers better mimic the most natural, light-reflecting, tooth-like feel and look. It is highly resistant to chipping and staining due to the strength of the material and the glaze that is applied. Composite veneers are more susceptible to stains, meaning that you may need to adjust your diet. Composite Veneers need to be polished in order to achieve a tooth-like esthetic.

  • Porcelain Veneers can last between 10-15 years, compared to the 5-7 year lifespan of Composite Veneers. While composites may cost half as much as porcelain, they last only half as long.

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COSMETIC COSULTATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • How can I keep my teeth and gums happy?
    Brushing your teeth twice a day, and using a fluoride toothpaste at least once. Flossing regularly to remove plaque from between teeth. Visiting Point Meadows Dentistry routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning. Quitting smoking.
  • Is Periodontal Disease reversible?
    The disease is still reversible at this stage and can usually be eliminated by thorough brushing and flossing. In the more advanced stages of gum disease, called periodontitis, the gums and bone that support the teeth become seriously damaged beyond repair.
  • What are the stages of gum disease?
    Gingivitis: this is the earliest stage of gum disease, an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup at the gumline. Periodontitis: This is your final warning to take your treatment seriously. The supporting bone and tissue that keeps your teeth in place are irreversibly damaged. Your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gumline, which traps food and plaque causing more issues and possibly infections. Advanced Periodontitis: This is the final stage of gum disease, the tissue and bone supporting your teeth are permanently destroyed, which can cause your teeth to shift or loosen.
  • Can you get Gum Disease without any teeth?
    Yes, gum disease is an ailment of the gums, and is independent of the teeth.
  • Can your gums grow back?
    Gum tissue doesn't regenerate the way other types of tissue does. As a result, receding gums don't grow back.
  • Can teeth whitening be painful?
    When performed by a dental professional, teeth whitening is an effective and safe way to brighten your smile. The most common side effect of whitening is temporary tooth sensitivity. In extreme cases the sensitivity can last up to a few days. It’s important to consult your dentist, to make sure you are a candidate for teeth whitening and to determine the appropriate course of treatment.
  • How long do Veneers last?
    Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years, depending on material. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.
  • Are Veneers covered under insurance?
    The cost of veneers is not typically covered by insurance. To be certain, check with your dental insurance company.
  • Are there alternatives to Veneers?
    Yes, bondings and crowns are alternative options. Veneers may be the best option for individuals who want to change the color and shape of their teeth more than just a little bit, but not enough to require a crown.
  • My teeth are sensitive, what other whitening options do I have?"
    To avoid a hypersensitive reaction, we may recommend take-home bleaching trays with a lower concentration of carbamide peroxide – which is not as potent as hydrogen peroxide.
  • Is teeth whitening permanent?
    In-office bleaching is not a permanent solution. Like your teeth prior to the treatment, they will remain susceptible to stains. We will recommend you follow-up your treatment with a lower-percentage bleach in-home treatment that can be kept on the teeth for longer periods of time.
  • What is the difference between a cap and a dental crown?
    A crown is a prosthetic treatment for a broken or badly decayed tooth. A “cap” is an older term and is now commonly used to refer to dental crowns.
  • How long do conventional dentures last?
    The average life expectancy of a denture is seven to ten years. The denture itself is designed to last considerably longer than this, however the shape of your mouth/jawbone will change requiring new dentures.
  • How long does a dental crown last?
    On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. This depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown takes, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal habits.
  • How do you know if your dental crown needs to be replaced?
    There are a few indicators that your crown needs to replaced, here are a few common reasons: Your dental crown is old. Dental crowns can last for more than fifteen years before seeing any damage. Wear and tear Pain or swelling around the tooth Receding gum line
  • My dental crown fell off, what do I do?"
    Simply, sometimes crowns fall off. Most often the reason is from the decay of the underlying tooth or loosening of the cementing material used to place the crown. If your crown comes off, clean the crown and the front of the tooth. Contact Point Meadows Dentistry immediately, we will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and crown for the day or so until you can be seen for an evaluation. We may be able to re-cement the crown in place; if not, a new crown will need to be made.
  • How long do you have to wait to get dentures after teeth are pulled?
    Typically, six to eight weeks after the extractions. This allows sufficient time for the mouth to heal. We will re-examine your mouth to ensure enough time has passed prior to fitting your dentures.
  • Are dentures typically covered by Dental Insurance?
    Most complete coverage dental insurance policies include some restorative coverage, typically up to 50% of the cost of dentures is covered. Co-pays and regular deductibles still apply.
  • Can your gums grow back?
    Gum tissue doesn't regenerate the way other types of tissue does. As a result, receding gums don't grow back.
  • Why do my dentures keep falling out?
    The most common reason for loose-fitting dentures is a process known as bone resorption, where the gums begin to shrink due to them no longer needing to hold your teeth in place followed by bone loose.
  • What is the difference between a cap and a dental crown?
    A crown is a prosthetic treatment for a broken or badly decayed tooth. A “cap” is an older term and is now commonly used to refer to dental crowns.
  • How long do conventional dentures last?
    The average life expectancy of a denture is seven to ten years. The denture itself is designed to last considerably longer than this, however the shape of your mouth/jawbone will change requiring new dentures.
  • How long does a dental crown last?
    On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. This depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown takes, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal habits.
  • How do you know if your dental crown needs to be replaced?
    Your dental crown is old. Dental crowns can last for more than fifteen years before seeing any damage. Wear and tear Pain or swelling around the tooth Receding gum line
  • My dental crown fell off, what do I do?"
    Simply, sometimes crowns fall off. Most often the reason is from the decay of the underlying tooth or loosening of the cementing material used to place the crown. If your crown comes off, clean the crown and the front of the tooth. Contact Point Meadows Dentistry immediately, we will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and crown for the day or so until you can be seen for an evaluation. We may be able to re-cement the crown in place; if not, a new crown will need to be made.
  • How long do you have to wait to get dentures after teeth are pulled?
    Typically, six to eight weeks after the extractions. This allows sufficient time for the mouth to heal. We will re-examine your mouth to ensure enough time has passed prior to fitting your dentures.
  • Are dentures typically covered by Dental Insurance?
    Most complete coverage dental insurance policies include some restorative coverage, typically up to 50% of the cost of dentures is covered. Co-pays and regular deductibles still apply.
  • Why do my dentures keep falling out?
    The most common reason for loose-fitting dentures is a process known as bone resorption, where the gums begin to shrink due to them no longer needing to hold your teeth in place followed by bone loose.

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