ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL
Turn on the TV, check out the Internet, or pick up a magazine, and you’ll see the same thing: celebrities with pearly-white, perfect-looking teeth. These beautiful smiles are not some mysterious coincidence or a statistical anomaly. In many cases, these smiles look flawless by design. How do smiles make this transformation? Through cosmetic dentistry, which focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth. Porcelain veneers have been a preferred treatment for cosmetic dentists for decades, and there are several reasons why. If you are unhappy with your smile and you long to fix the cosmetic imperfections that are holding you back, veneers could be the solution you’ve been seeking. That’s why your DeBary cosmetic dentist Terry Soule, DDS, wants to make sure you have all the necessary information about veneers, our process, and how they can help you achieve your desired look.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers consist of a thin porcelain shell that is designed to cover the front of your existing tooth. Made from high-quality dental porcelain, veneers can be customized to match the size, shape, and color that you desire. Dental porcelain is a beautiful material. It’s stain-resistant and reflects light in a way that mimics natural tooth enamel.
Getting Veneers in Orange City
Typically, veneers take two appointments at our Orange City dentist’s office to complete. To make your veneers, Dr. Soule may apply local anesthesia if it is deemed necessary, then removes a small portion of your existing tooth structure to let the veneer make a flush bond. Next, he takes impressions of the tooth or teeth being treated. This custom contoured dental mold allows your veneers to be perfectly created. You receive a temporary restoration, then return about two weeks later to have your porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth.
Reasons to Choose Veneers
Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic issues affecting one or more teeth. However, that doesn’t mean they are the best option for everyone, especially if the cost is a concern.
However, veneers also can be a long-term solution to a variety of aesthetic dental issues, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Severe discoloration
- Broken teeth
- Teeth of irregular shapes and/or sizes
- Hiding a gap between teeth
- Slight misalignment or crookedness across several teeth
Caring for Veneers
Taking care of veneers prolongs their lifespan and allows them to protect your teeth. Caring for your veneers is roughly the same as caring for natural teeth. You’ll need good dental hygiene habits. Daily brushing and flossing are a must. Avoid staining foods and drinks like coffee and red wine. And make sure you get your biannual dental checkup from your Orange City general dentist, Dr. Terry Soule. Simple treatment and simple care are all it takes to receive a long-lasting solution to a big problem.
Veneers in Orange City
If you’re located in the area of Orange City, DeBary, or Deltona, Florida, the team of professionals at Terry Soule, DDS, is ready and waiting to help. Call our office at (386) 775-1552 to schedule an appointment, as the next step towards the smile you’ve always wanted.