Florida Veneers – Should You Get Them?

Florida veneers smiling woman with her hands on her faceIn Florida veneers can be life and appearance changing for the patient.

Custom designed to fit over the existing tooth, Florida veneers are a tooth-like enamel shell.

They can be used to fix small cracks and chips, cover up worn tooth enamel, and correct the appearance of uneven spacing or alignment. Able to solve most, if not all, of your cosmetic dental issues, dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin material. Reflecting light properties of natural teeth, porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers. The removal of less of the tooth surface before placement is a plus of the thinner resin veneers.

A composite filling that is “white” in color and is an inexpensive “fix” for small cracks and chips is bonding. In order to fill in the chip or crack, a composite resin material is bonded to the tooth, this also helps to better protect the surrounding tooth structure. In cases that are more severe, however, veneers can be a far better solution.

An option for mildly discolored teeth is whitening. Although interested in veneers, some patients will find their Davie dentists recommending whitening.

All of the teeth that are to be fitted with the custom designed shells require “shaping” and “prepping” when getting veneers. It is not recommended for teeth that are esthetically and functionally adequate as it permanently alters the treated teeth.

Some procedures can require more invasive tooth preparation, such as crowns, and dental veneers can help to protect the surface of a damaged tooth, thus eliminating the need for the crown.

In Florida veneers are very thin, and because of this, they might need little – to -no reshaping when being bonded to the tooth. Veneers are pretty durable and strong once bonded into place, however, care must be taken to not take advantage of this durablility; the thin porcelain shell can damage or break. Staying away from certain hard foods like carrots or candy may be advised or it may be recommended that you wear a protective appliance while sleeping, especially for those who tend to grind their teeth.

Getting dental veneers in Florida offers the following advantages over other cosmetic procedures:

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Porcelain is well-tolerated by gum issues
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected so that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape — veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative

After deciding that veneers are right for you consult your Davie dentists, Kocher & Kocher. You will be happy to know that we will have an open and informative conversation with you. This consultation will be your best way to decide if veneers are right for you. It is important to note that dental veneers may not always be practical as they are considered to not be medically necessary, but cosmetic.

The next step, if they are right for you, is to determine cost and what portion will be covered by insurance.

When you move ahead with your decision to get Florida veneers, you can be certain of a beautiful, healthy looking smile for many years to come.

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