Many adults and older teens want straighter, whiter, and naturally flawless teeth. However, cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening and composite resin bonding, aren’t always adequate to change that smile zone at the front of the mouth. That’s where Orlando porcelain veneers or Lumineers from Sand Lake Dental come in.
ORLANDO PORCELAIN VENEERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR SMILE
Orlando dentist, Dr. Ziyad Maali, will examine your teeth and gums to see if Orlando porcelain veneers will improve your smile aesthetics. Fabricated in an outside lab using dental impressions and instructions from Dr. Maali, these super-thin ceramic shells disguise:
- Heavy discolorations from darkly pigmented foods, beverages, smoking, prescription drugs, and the aging process
- Poor tooth shape, uneven length, and odd size
- Small chips and cracks
- Minor misalignment issues (overcrowding and gaps)
Porcelain veneers address these issues and strengthen tooth enamel, too, as they are permanently bonded to the front of one or more teeth. Besides traditional veneers, Dr. Maali presents no-prep Orlando Lumineers to qualified patients.
Also bonded in place, Lumineers need no enamel prep because of their sliver-like thickness. Dentists consider Lumineers reversible the teeth are not etched or altered in any way.
PORCELAIN VENEERS IN ORLANDO TAKE 2 DENTAL VISITS
Doctor Maali carefully examines a patient’s teeth and gums using x-rays and other imaging. He discusses the patient’s aesthetic goals and removes a thin sliver (½ mm) of enamel from the front side of each tooth. He takes oral impressions and sends them to the dental lab for custom fabrication of the Orlando veneers.
A master ceramist uses an artistic technique to make the porcelain veneers–adjusting size, fit and color to produce a natural-looking result. During the next dental visit, the dentist bonds the veneers in place, adjusting the bite and the color. Teeth with veneers blend in with natural teeth and fit smoothly and comfortably inside the mouth.
Patients usually need no local anesthetic for the procedure. However, there may be some tooth and gum sensitivity that resolves quickly. Porcelain veneers are easy to adjust to, and with regular brushing, flossing, and dental exams, they last for years. Of course, patients must avoid chewing hard foods such as taffy and ice cubes and should not open bottles or plastic packaging with their teeth.
LUMINEERS ARE A NO-PREP CHOICE
For quicker, “no-prep” veneers, Sand Lake Dental offers Lumineers, custom-crafted from patented Cerinate ceramic. So thin they need no enamel etching or removal, Lumineers bond to the front side of one or more teeth. Though Lumineers are exceptionally thin, they are very durable, lasting patients for years with usual dental hygiene and check-ups. In one or 2 visits, the dentist completes the smile makeover.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN =VENEERS OR LUMINEERS?
Your Orlando dentist can determine if porcelain veneers or Lumineers would help your smile. Contact Sand Lake Dental for a consultation with Dr. Maali. You can smile broadly and feel great, too!