Point Meadows Dentistry
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. Z 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. ANDREW ZERBINOPOULOS
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?
Worn Down Teeth
Chipped or Broken Teeth
Gaps Between Teeth
Misaligned, Uneven, or Irregularly Shaped Teeth
Before and & After Photos
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 Dental Veneers covered under insurane?
Are there alternatives to Dental 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.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Porcelain veneer does not damage your natural teeth by any means. In fact, it protects your natural teeth from further decaying as well as other damages. Fragile teeth can be dangerous, as they can be broken down anytime. With veneer, porcelain lamination is added around the teeth to give strength.
Is it painful to get Dental Veneers?
We offer some type of numbing for the first part of the veneer process. Once you are numb, you shouldn't feel any pain. Most patients who have two to four veneers experience little to no pain after the procedure. Patients who have eight or more veneers may feel some soreness in the gums and maybe the jaw.