Porcelain Veneers Perfecting Orlando Smiles
Are your imperfect front teeth interfering with your overall “look?” Smile do-overs are possible with porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Orlando. Dr. John E. Russo provides beautiful dental transformations with these thin coverings that mask a number of imperfections, from chips and cracks to stains and even minor orthodontic issues. Ready to reveal your celebrity smile? It’s time for you to learn more about porcelain veneers in Orlando.
Who Should Get Porcelain Veneers
Virtually any cosmetic problem can be corrected with dental veneers. They are an excellent option for people who wish to remake their smiles without investing in multiple cosmetic treatments. By simply covering up the imperfect teeth, porcelain veneers fix any number of problems, all at once.
These dental imperfections are commonly corrected using porcelain veneers:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slightly gapped teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen, appearing pointy or too short
- Stained teeth that haven’t responded to professional teeth whitening
Patients who have functional problems in addition to aesthetic imperfections may be better served by a dental crown. Also called caps, dental crowns completely surround a decayed or damaged tooth to restore its strength and function. Your dentist can help you understand which is the best option for you.
Healthy teeth and gums are a necessary prerequisite of porcelain veneers. You will undergo an initial checkup and cleaning with Dr. Russo to ensure your mouth is healthy enough to receive the treatment. Spots of decay and evidence of gum disease should be treated before beginning with porcelain veneers.
When Porcelain Veneers Eliminate the Need for Braces
In some instances, porcelain veneers can save you from having to undergo orthodontic treatment. Minor gaps in the front teeth, or teeth that appear to be off-center do not necessarily need braces -- instead, porcelain veneers can cover up the problem. Of course, when crowding or serious misalignments are present, crooked teeth are best treated with braces. Dr. Russo provides two options in orthodontics: Invisalign and Inman Aligners.
Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
The veneer treatment is carried out over two visits to Dr. Russo’s office. During the first appointment, a plan is put in place and your teeth are prepared for the veneers. Preparation involves removing a slight bit of enamel from the surface of each tooth to allow the veneers to lie flat against the surrounding natural teeth. After preparation, impressions are taken and temporary veneers are placed to protect the prepared teeth. In the time between appointments, your veneers are manufactured in a separate lab and sent back to us. You’ll come back to Dr. Russo’s office for their final placement once they are ready.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Maintaining your veneers doesn’t require much more than what you are already used to -- brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist. However, you should be aware how certain habits, like nail biting and chewing ice, can put your veneers at-risk of breaking. People who play sports or grind their teeth at night should protect their dental veneers with a custom mouth guard.
Request an appointment with Dr. Russo to discuss your cosmetic treatment with porcelain veneers today!