BEST VENEERS INSCHEDULE CONSULTATION
ST. JOHNS, FLORIDA
ST. JOHNS VENEERS
A veneer is a thin shell that’s attached to the front of a tooth to enhance its appearance. They are made to match your unique tooth color (typically made of porcelain or composite resin) to give your teeth a very real and natural appearance. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. Depending on the type, veneers can last for more than a decade, making them a long-lasting investment in your smile.
Veneers are a great way to restore a tooth that has become discolored, chipped, or broken. They can also be used as cosmetic dentistry to improve the shape of a tooth or to lengthen a smaller-than-average tooth.
Traditional veneers are made from either porcelain or composite resin, depending on your preference and doctor’s recommendation. While porcelain veneers are more expensive, they are stronger and last longer than composite veneers. Porcelain veneers may require more time and additional dentist visits than the alternatives but are
more durable and are less likely to stain.
Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers and typically last five and seven years. They are generally easier to fix, but they also can be more easily damaged. Often, composite veneers can be applied in just one
visit and require less enamel removal.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Both porcelain and composite veneers require a detailed preparation process. The dentist will grind down some of your tooth’s enamel to allow the shell to be properly placed. You may be given a local anesthetic during this process.
For a porcelain veneer, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send that to a lab where your veneers will be created. Temporary veneers can be placed while you wait for the permanent ones to be created.
Next, your dentist will ensure that the porcelain veneer fits your tooth appropriately and is the correct color. Once the fit is just right, they will attach it to your tooth, using light to harden the cement quickly.
Composite veneers follow a different process. After the dentist has etched the tooth, they will apply the composite material, adding additional layers as necessary. The final step is to harden the material using a special light.
No-prep veneers can help improve the appearance of your teeth without some of the hassle of traditional veneers. They don’t require any grinding of your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about altering your tooth structure. The installation process is simple and doesn’t require any anesthesia. No-prep veneers can also last between five and seven years, and, unlike traditional veneers, they are reversible. No-prep veneers should be considered if you don’t have extensive damage or staining to your teeth, as they are thinner and more translucent than traditional veneers.
Interested in getting veneers in St. Johns, Florida? Schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable dental team, and we’ll find the best fit for you!