Porcelain Veneers in Orlando, FL
Is there something about your smile you don’t love?
If your smile falls short of your expectations, porcelain veneers are a great option that can address many cosmetic dental issues. Imagine walking out of our dental office with a smile that captivates people and looks lovely in every photo you take. With porcelain veneers, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
When you’re considering porcelain veneers, you owe it to yourself to find a dentist who has the training and experience to create a long-lasting, durable restoration. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can assure you that you’re in good hands! Dr. Michaelson has devoted himself to staying current with all the latest materials and techniques that modern dentistry has to offer. Our Orlando, FL dentist is highly-skilled at crafting unique and beautiful smiles that are customized for each patient.
His extensive experience ensures that your new porcelain veneers will enhance your smile and make you feel good about the way you look. Having veneers placed is an investment in time and money, and we want you to be thrilled with the outcome.
- Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers
- Looking Good for Your Special Occasion
- Placing Porcelain Veneers
- No-Prep Veneers
- What Is the Difference Between Lumineers and Traditional Veneers?
- Are You the Right Candidate for Dental Veneers?
- Taking Care of Your Veneers
- Would You like to Learn More About Porcelain Veneers?
- Schedule an Appointment With Our Cosmetic Dentist
Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that bond to the front surfaces of your teeth. Though the veneer is wafer-thin, it becomes strong and durable during the bonding process. Once the veneer adheres to the tooth, it looks and works like a natural tooth. Since we can customize your veneers, they can be used to correct many different cosmetic concerns, including:
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored enamel
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps or uneven spaces
Veneers are translucent and blend in with the rest of the smile; in fact, most people would never be able to tell just by looking at you. Porcelain veneers give you the option of designing your own beautiful and natural-looking smile!
Looking Good for Your Special Occasion
There are moments in life that are so special you want to do something big to commemorate them. Many of our Orlando, FL patients ask about porcelain veneers before a wedding, family or class reunion, or to celebrate an achievement. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself that makes you look and feel good! Because dental veneers are stain-resistant; you are investing in straight, healthy-looking teeth that won’t get dingy over time from wine, coffee, or other staining foods.
One of Dr. Michaelson’s favorite moments in his day is seeing the first, new smile from his patients when they see their new teeth. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we love the excitement and joy that happens when we help correct an imperfection.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin shells that fit on the surface of your tooth. During the procedure, a small amount of tooth structure is removed to ensure that they fit naturally against your tooth and gum line. We will take an impression along with photos of your smile and send it to our talented porcelain ceramist who will custom craft your veneers.
While your new veneers get fabricated, you’ll wear natural-looking temporaries. When they’re ready, we’ll have you return to our office for their placement. In many cases, we can complete the veneers process in just two visits. Placing dental veneer is pain-free and relatively quick.
As the name implies, no-prep veneers require little to no alteration of your natural tooth structure. No-prep veneers are a conservative cosmetic option that can be used to correct many of the same issues as traditional veneers. Just like veneers, we can use this conservative option to close spaces, change the shape and color of your teeth, and even out your alignment.
No-prep veneers are custom crafted in a dental lab just like traditional veneers and bond to the front-facing surface of the teeth. There is minimal preparation involved, so we don’t need to numb the teeth for the procedure. No-prep veneers are a conservative solution that corrects flaws, enhances your smile, and offers the added advantage of preserving healthy tooth structure.
What Is the Difference Between Lumineers and Traditional Veneers?
You may have heard of Lumineers, which are one type of no-prep veneer. Lumineers are extremely thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and translucent. Traditional veneers are thicker and therefore require a little grinding of the tooth’s surface. Due to their small size, Lumineers do not require any prep or grinding. Despite their thin nature, they are durable and with proper care can last over 20 years. If you are investing in your self and are interested in veneers but don’t want to commit to having the surface of your tooth altered to place the veneer; this might be the best option for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about Lumineers, please give us a call.
Are You the Right Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Dr. Michaelson can determine if you are the right candidate during your initial office visit. However, as with many dental cosmetic procedures, the teeth and gums must be healthy. Since veneers can crack or chip, this may not be a good option for patients who grind or clench their jaw. Let Dr. Michaelson know if you grind your teeth; he often offers mouthguards to wear while sleeping.
Taking Care of Your Veneers
Your new veneer will function just like a natural tooth; however, you do need to take care when biting into hard or crunchy foods to avoid chipping or breaking the veneer. Care and maintenance are similar to your natural teeth; regular brushing and flossing are essential in keeping your veneer and teeth healthy.
Veneers can last for a long time with proper maintenance and regular dental visits. For most of our Orlando, FL patients, veneers can last between 10 to 20 years.
Would You like to Learn More About Porcelain Veneers?
If you think that veneers might be the right solution for correcting your dental flaws, please take a look at our smile gallery. There you will find several before and after photos of actual Alafaya patients whose smiles dramatically improve with porcelain veneers.
Please give us a call, and we will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Michaelson to discuss your goals for a healthy and beautiful smile.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry is art blended with science. In the past, people with crooked, stained, or protruding smiles didn’t have the technology to fix their dental imperfections. We live in an age where you can design your perfect smile that will last for many years. Having straight, healthy-looking teeth brings back your confidence, and can even take away years from your appearance.
If porcelain veneers sound exciting to you or if you live nearby in Orlando, FL, please call the dental office of Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Our number is (407) 381-3000. We look forward to meeting you for the first time and working on your new smile!