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, including discoloration that won't improve with teeth whitening. With porcelain veneers, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can assure you that you're in caring and capable hands. Dr. Michaelson has devoted himself to staying current with all the latest materials and techniques that modern dentistry offers. Our Orlando, FL dentist is highly-skilled at crafting unique and beautiful smiles customized for each patient.
Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers in Orlando, FL
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, we can correct many different cosmetic concerns, such as:
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored enamel
- Mildly misaligned teeth
- Gaps or uneven spaces
Veneers are translucent and blend in with the rest of the smile. Most people would never be able to tell just by looking at you!
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin shells that fit on the surface of your tooth. During the procedure, we remove a small layer of enamel to ensure they fit naturally against your tooth and gumline. We will take an impression and photos of your smile and send them to our talented porcelain ceramist, who will custom craft your veneers.
While your new veneers get fabricated, you'll wear natural-looking temporary veneers. When they're ready, we'll have you return to our office for their placement. We can often complete the veneers process in just two visits.
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 we can use to correct many of the same issues as traditional veneers. 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. Minimal preparation is 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's the Difference Between Lumineers and Traditional Veneers?
You may have heard of Lumineers, one type of no-prep veneer. Lumineers are extremely thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and translucent. Traditional veneers are thicker and require a little grinding of the tooth's surface. Due to their small size, Lumineers do not require prep or grinding. They are durable and can last over 20 years with proper care. If you are investing in yourself 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.
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. Veneers can last 10 to 20 years for most of our patients.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Cosmetic Dentist in Orlando
If you have teeth to improve, Dr. Michaelson can determine if you're a candidate for veneers and which type of veneer is most suitable. Straight, healthy-looking teeth bring back your confidence and can take away years from your appearance. We invite you to look at our smile gallery to find before-and-after photos of some of our patients with veneers.
Please call our Orlando dental office at (407) 573-8227 to schedule your consultation with our cosmetic dentist.