What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of advanced ceramic that our Plametto Bay cosmetic dentists bond to the front of your natural teeth. They’re called “porcelain” because their color and luster resemble porcelain; this is good news because porcelain resembles the color and luster of natural teeth! Unlike porcelain, the advanced ceramic they’re made of is very strong and durable. Porcelain veneers can last over 10 years if you care for them properly. Caring for them is easy, too! Just brush and floss as usual.

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment because when you remove them due to age, you have to replace them. When our Plametto Bay cosmetic dentists recommend porcelain veneers, you’ll need at least two or three appointments. Your first appointment is a consultation and examination. We’ll examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine if you’re a good fit for porcelain veneers. If we find you are, we’ll work on preparing your teeth.

We’ll consult with you about the color and shape and then get to work removing a small amount of natural tooth enamel to make room for your porcelain teeth. This process is painless. We’ll take impressions of your teeth and then send them to the lab, where they are specially designed just for you. While you wait, we’ll attach a temporary so you won’t have tooth sensitivity.

You’ll come in for your final appointment when your restorations will arrive. Our Plametto Bay cosmetic dentists will carefully inspect your new porcelain veneers to ensure they’re perfect. Then, we’ll bond them to the front of your natural teeth. Within a few weeks, you walk away with a new smile that you are proud to show off!

Porcelain Veneer Benefits

Porcelain veneers offer Plametto Bay residents many benefits.

  • Can cover up multiple minor cosmetic issues
  • Look and feel natural
  • Resistant to discoloration
  • Short treatment time
  • Last over a decade
  • Low maintenance
  • Mimic the luster of natural teeth
  • Strong and durable
  • Permanent solution

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are similar, just like porcelain veneers, but they are thinner and don’t require any removal of your natural tooth enamel. This makes Lumineers a temporary treatment that we can remove if you no longer want them in the future.

Lumineers are made from advanced ceramics that can last around ten years since they are much thinner than porcelain veneers. Plametto Bay residents looking for a quick temporary treatment or nervous about deciding on porcelain veneers are great candidates for Lumineers. The process for getting Lumineers is similar to porcelain dental veneers, but no enamel is removed, so there is no need for a set of temporary veneers. You’ll have a brand new smile within a few weeks of deciding on Lumineers in Plametto Bay.

Lumineer Benefits

There are many benefits to choosing Lumineers in Plametto Bay, FL.

  • Can cover up multiple small cosmetic issues
  • Look and feel natural
  • Resistant to discoloration
  • Short treatment time
  • Low maintenance
  • Mimic the luster of natural teeth
  • Non-invasive (no prep)
  • No need for temporaries

These benefits make Lumineers attractive or many people in Plametto Bay. However, it’s important to note that they can’t cover up as many cosmetic defects as porcelain veneers due to their thinner nature.

Enhance Your smile with Porcelain Veneers

What Problems can Plametto Bay Dental Veneers Fix?

Dental veneers and Lumineers can repair cosmetic tooth damage.

  • Minor cracks and chips
  • Tooth wear
  • Discoloration
  • Minor crookedness
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers in Plametto Bay?

Most people are candidates. However, there are a few qualifications. First, you’ll need to have good oral health. If we find any evidence of gum disease or tooth decay, we’ll have to treat this before moving on with the dental veneer procedure. If you choose porcelain veneers, you’ll need adequate natural tooth enamel. For this reason, Lumineers work great for some people who have less enamel.

You’ll also need teeth for the dental veneer to attach to. If you are missing a few teeth, don’t worry! You can still get dental veneers on your other teeth, but we’ll need to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant or other tooth replacement option.

If you have damage that is more than minor cosmetic mishaps, we’ll need to explore other options to repair and transform your smile. In these cases, we like to opt for dental crowns. They can improve the appearance of your teeth, like dental veneers, but they also add a level of protection to your natural tooth.

Are Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers Right for Me?

The best way to determine if porcelain veneers or Lumineers are best for you is to make an appointment with cosmetic dentists Dr. Oscar Naranjo or Dr. Anamary Testar. They’ll discuss your concerns and recommend whichever treatment they feel best suits your cosmetic needs.

Here are questions to consider when choosing between this most popular cosmetic dental procedure.

  1. Am I experiencing any pain or discomfort from my damaged teeth? If yes, you’ll likely need a different restoration option.
  2. Do I want a permanent or temporary solution? If you’re looking for temporary, choose Lumineers. If you’re looking for permanent, porcelain veneers are for you.
  3. Are my cosmetic concerns slight or more extensive? If they’re slight, Lumineers could be for you. You may need to consider porcelain veneers or other tooth restoration options if they’re more extensive.

Make an appointment with our Plametto Bay cosmetic dentists to see which dental veneer is right for you.

Transform Your Smile with Dental Veneers in Plametto Bay

Dental veneers in Plametto Bay can completely transform your smile! In many ways, porcelain veneers and Lumineers are a one-step smile makeover. You can improve those pearly whites and your life with just one procedure. Call (305) 253-7670 or book an appointment.