Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. If your smile isn’t all that it could be, you might have imperfections such as teeth that are gapped, chipped, stained, or misaligned. As a result, you might not show your smile very often, and you could feel less confident in your appearance.
Having a great smile can positively impact every facet of your life. With today’s cosmetic dentistry options, you no longer have to live with a smile you don’t love.
Composite veneers offer a convenient, affordable way to take a smile from drab to dazzling. Orlando dentist Dr. David Akkara has the skills and training to create your best smile. We invite you to call Hillcrest Dental today to make an appointment for a consultation. We would love the opportunity to improve your smile so you feel good about showing it to everyone.
What Are Composite Veneers?
A composite veneer is a dental restoration placed on the front of the tooth to reshape it or to camouflage issues such as chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, or misalignment. Composite veneers differ from porcelain veneers in that they are added to the tooth in layers without any preparation to the tooth needed. Your dentist will harden each layer of the veneer with a special light before adding another layer.
When your dentist has achieved the desired shape and color, they will polish the veneers, giving your smile a natural look.
Most people are able to get their veneers in just one visit to the dentist. Because no preparation is done to the teeth before placing the veneers, no anesthetic is needed.
How Should I Care for Composite Veneers?
Caring for your veneers is not much different than caring for your natural teeth. Do not use your teeth as a tool and avoid chewing on excessively hard foods.
It's crucial to visit us twice each year for examinations and cleanings. This will also enable us to monitor your veneers. Often problems that are developing around the veneers can be found early and repaired easily. If you skip appointments and a problem goes uncorrected for a longer time, we may need to re-do the entire restoration.
Your restorations are designed to last if you take good care of your oral health daily. We recommend that you:
- Brush and floss after you eat and before going to bed.
- Use a recommended fluoride rinse for 30 seconds each day.
What Are the Advantages of Composite Veneers?
- Noninvasive because no healthy tooth enamel needs to be removed before treatment
- You will need no anesthetic for the procedure
- We can usually complete the procedure in just one visit to the dentist
- They provide excellent aesthetics
- Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers
- Maintenance is easy
- They last for a good number of years with proper care
Schedule a Consultation Today
Everyone deserves a lovely smile. Contact Hillcrest Dental today and talk to Dr. Akkara about composite veneers and how they can make your smile beautiful.