See your smile in a whole new light with the help of Dr. Ramos at Bow Tie Dentist! Sometimes, we all need a little help to restore the beautiful appearance of our teeth. That’s where veneers come in! Veneers can increase the brightness of your smile, reshape the look of your teeth, and even boost your confidence.
A dental veneer is a thin coating of porcelain, which is bonded to the front of the tooth. A veneer can be used to cover stained or uneven teeth, change the size or shape of the tooth, or close a gap. Their versatility makes them an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment option.
First, Palm Harbor dentist Dr. Ramos removes a thin layer of outer enamel to prepare the tooth for the veneer. The layer of enamel removed will be equal to or smaller than the thickness of the veneer. A local anesthetic can be administered to ensure that no discomfort will be felt during the procedure.
Once your tooth is prepared, a shade will be taken to ensure the veneer matches your natural teeth. Dr. Ramos will take an impression of your tooth and this will be sent to an external laboratory where they make the final product from high-quality materials.
Porcelain veneers can be used to effectively cover very deep stains and to improve the shape and color of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can camouflage and even straighten the appearance of your teeth. They’re a suitable option if the tooth isn’t so severely damaged that it needs a crown.
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made for your teeth to improve their appearance and cover minor damage such as a chip.
If your teeth are slightly uneven, porcelain veneers may be an option for you.
Your questions, answered.
In general, a veneer lasts approximately five to ten years. Veneers require dental visits every six months or annually. When caring for them, you must brush daily, floss, and try to eat healthy to avoid cavities. If you do all this, they can last much longer.
A consultation with Dr. Ramos will determine how many veneers are needed or if they are the best option. Typically, it’s recommended to have an even number of veneers.
Because veneers require the enamel to be shaved down by .5mm in order to be placed, veneers are an irreversible procedure. Even though the procedure is permanent, veneers themselves, like most dental prosthetics, will need to be replaced eventually.
A gorgeous smile can make all the difference in your life. With our help, you can achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Fill in the online form or call us at (727) 789-1212 to make an appointment!