Veneers in Coral Gables, FL
Veneers are thin porcelain shells used to cover chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth. The thin layers of the veneer material adhere to natural tooth enamel to create a strong, long-lasting bond. Veneers work best for people who wish to correct minor imperfections in their smile. Our Coral Gables, FL dental office, the procedure for attaching veneers to the exterior of the teeth is non-invasive and the results are immediately visible. Once the veneers are adhered to your teeth, they will be able to perform all the teeth’s natural functions without any dietary restrictions or long recovery periods. Since veneers can last for many years, there is no need for constant replacement and maintenance other than normal oral hygiene and dental care. At AVM Dentistry, veneers can help you achieve the bright, healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Benefit of Veneers
Veneers are a custom option to enhancing your smile! They are individually sculpted for each patient, which makes them virtually impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and your natural tooth. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers are able to resist coffee, tea and cigarette stains because they are not porous like our enamel. For teeth that have imperfections or resist whitening, veneers in Coral Gables, FL can provide the whitest and brightest smile.
Veneers can quickly fix minor twisting, overlaps, or small gaps. As opposed to dental crowns, veneers are able to provide optimal esthetic results without removing large amounts of your natural tooth structure.
Porcelain laminate veneers consist of several thin ceramic layers, which replace original tooth enamel. To apply a veneer, a very thin layer of the natural tooth enamel has to be removed. This space creates room for the veneer so it will not appear bulky as well as restore the function to the tooth. Your dentist in Coral Gables, FL will apply a light-sensitive resin between the layers and then hardened using a special curing light. This creates a strong bond between the natural tooth and the veneer.
Veneers are beneficial when the original teeth are heavily stained or the shape of the tooth is undesirable. Veneers can also correct a chipped or fractured tooth, fill gaps between teeth and/or fix minor bite-related issues.
Minimal or “No-Prep” Veneers
Some patients are looking for an alternative option to traditional dental veneers or bonding. “No-prep” veneers are not an option for every patient. As with traditional veneers, “no-prep” or minimal preparation veneers typically don’t require Dr. Velazquez to remove as much tooth material and are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Often, the placement is a faster procedure and patients report less discomfort than with traditional veneers.
Ask Dr. Velazquez at AVM Dentistry if “no-prep” or minimal prep veneers are an option for you!