Tampa Dental Veneers

Looking for permanent veneers nearby? We offer the best veneers custom made for you based on your current oral condition. Whether you’re simply looking to get bottom or top teeth veneers, veneers for small teeth, or partial veneers.

Whatever you’re interested in, we can get you the brilliant smile you desire in Tampa.

What Are Dental Veneers?

There is no question that one of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures is dental veneers. They are made of porcelain, are thin and translucent laminate which purpose is to enhance the aesthetics of your natural teeth (source).

In many cases they replace the composite bonding that fixes many visible teeth imperfections.

Just look at the transformation of before and after getting dental veneers.

The best dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. You can get veneers for just your top teeth, or bottom. They are also available to cover your front most visible teeth. However, they typically cover both the top and the front of the tooth.

Many patients are interested in getting full veneers to obtain a Hollywood Smile, and cosmetically improve the general look of their teeth. Despite the cosmetic improvements it makes they are commonly placed to fix other dental problems.

During your first visit your dentist will show you your options of the shades of white veneers, along with the shape of the teeth.

It’s not uncommon that patients want veneers for small teeth or crooked teeth. If teeth whitening isn’t an option, then choosing white veneers can fix that.

What Issues Porcelain Veneers Fixes

There are many dental issues that porcelain veneers can fix.

  • Worn Down or Misshapen Teeth

    Over the years our teeth wear down. It is not uncommon for people to unknowingly grind their teeth at night or clench their jaw during the day, which wears down the teeth.

  • Crooked, Crowded, Unaligned or Small Teeth

    Veneers can fix your small teeth by bonding a thin porcelain layer to the outside shell of your original tooth. They also fix crooked or crowded teeth by shaping them to look more natural.

  • Gap Teeth

    Fixing gaps in your teeth is a relatively easy fix. Especially if you’re looking to get 2 front teeth or all the front teeth that are most visible fixed with veneers.

  • Discolored Teeth

    If your teeth are discolored and can’t be whitened by professional whitening treatments then veneers are a suitable option. Discoloration that can’t be treated by whitening is usually caused by many issues such as large fillings, root canal treatment, or stains from tetracycline & other drugs.

  • Chipped or Broken Teeth

    Accidents happen and teeth may chip or break. Perhaps an injury has occurred or other type of incident where the tooth needs to be fixed with veneers.

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

When you make your appointment Dr. Moradian will perform a comprehensive oral examination and consultation to make sure you don’t have any oral health issues such as gum disease or cavities that should be treated before cosmetic veneers are placed.

Once the patient is cleared your dentist will explain the process of placing the porcelain veneers and your personalized options, such as the shade, how many teeth and size of the veneers you would like. Afterward you make your educated decision you’ll make an appointment to begin.

On the 2nd visit Dr. Moradian will remove a very thin layer of the outside enamel. Although this is a painless procedure, your dentist understands many patients are concerned about potential pain. That’s why light sedation medication is offered while you wait before you begin and local anesthesia can be used at the patients request.

Your dentist will then make a mold of your teeth and send it off to a specialized laboratory that only makes the best dental veneers for your teeth. It typically takes 7 to 10 days for your customized porcelain veneers to return from the laboratory.

Since some of your teeth enamel has been removed your teeth will look slightly different while waiting for your permanent veneers from the lab. Although it is not necessary and more expensive, temporary teeth restorations can be placed until the permanent ones return.

After they return from the lab, you are requested to come back for your final visit. Dr. Moradian will then cover your teeth with a bonding material and place the porcelain teeth over your natural teeth. Some customizations are made to get the most natural looking smile possible, while feeling comfortable. A UV light is used to dry and harden the bonding material to set the veneers permanently.

The bonding agent is so strong that your dentist won’t impose any dietary restrictions. They are able to withstand even the hardest foods (although please continue to use caution).

Then you’re done! You’ll have a natural looking, Hollywood smile that you can be proud of and boosts your confidence. Dr. Moradian’s state-of-the-art equipment and superior technique reduces the amount of time it takes to complete the whole procedure.

Veneer Options

With advancements made in the dental field, patients now have more options than ever when choosing which type of veneers they want. Lucky there are only 2 main choices: Porcelain, which is headed by the Lumineers Dental system, and Resin Composites.

The table below illustrates the main differences between the 2 choices.
Lumineers & Porcelain Veneers Composite Resin Veneers
Less chance of staining
Greater chance of staining
Preparation & Thickness
Requires more preparation & is thicker
Requires minimal preparation and are thinner
More healthier looking and brighter than composite resin
Duller than porcelain, matches original teeth. Does not shine as bright as porcelain
Lumineers are a more expensive brand of veneers. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than resin composite veneers.
Costs less than porcelain veneers.

Prepless Veneers

Prepless or No-prep dental veneers is a less invasive form of veneers. They don’t require your dentist to remove enamel before bonding the veneer to the tooth. Prepless veneers are very thin. Typical veneers are about .5mm thick. Prepless veneers are a bit thinner.

Because they are thinner, they are more translucent. If a patient has severely discoloured teeth then they would not be ideal. There are many other factors that should be considered by your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for prepless veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a more affordable choice of veneers in comparison to porcelain veneers. There isn’t as much preparation required for composite veneers, but they still correct many of the same cosmetic issues that the porcelain variation can fix.

Composite veneers do not last as long as the porcelain veneers. Therefore they need to be changed every 5 to 8 years. That makes the cost of composite veneers less up front. However, over time they will cost more.

Caring for Veneers

After you receive veneers patients tend to have sensitive teeth to both hot and cold temperatures for approximately 2 weeks.

Porcelain teeth are very strong. They can withstand significant force when you bite. However, if you grind your teeth at night, which is more of a twisting motion, it puts stress on the teeth and reduces the lifespan of the veneers or causes damage. Talk to your dentist about a night guard to protect your new teeth.

Veneers do not stain as easily as your regular teeth. However, they can still stain. When getting your regular checkup your dentist will polish the veneers to restore them to their former glory.

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