Porcelain Veneers for a Dream Smile

Feeling great about your smile can change your life. Imagine if you didn’t want to hide from photos with your friends and loved ones. What if you could laugh at parties without wanting to hide your teeth? How would your career path change if you could feel confident speaking in professional settings?

If smile zone flaws like chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth are making you want to hide your smile from the world, we might be able to help with affordable porcelain veneers in Orlando, FL!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

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Veneer teeth are thin shells of porcelain that fit over your natural tooth.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that completely cover the visible front surfaces of the teeth that show when you smile.

It’s a conservative, yet permanent approach to correcting a wide range of smile zone flaws.

Our Customized Approach to Your Unique Smile

At Lake Baldwin Dental, we use the most advanced techniques and materials to design each tooth completely custom for your unique smile. Modern ceramics have the same shine and translucency as your own enamel, which means your veneer teeth will look completely natural.

We also want to make sure you get the best possible lifespan out of your veneers, so we take a slightly different approach when we design veneers.

We frequently prefer a style of porcelain veneers called a ¾ crown. This type of restoration wraps slightly around the back of the tooth, giving it superior stability and preventing many of the problems that can come with traditional veneers.

Normally, veneers don’t improve the stability of the tooth structure like a full crown, which covers the entire tooth. Our approach gives the tooth added support, making it a great middle ground between a normal veneer and a full crown.

Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers

Another approach is called a chairside veneer, which involves adding tooth-colored filling material to the front of the teeth.

This is a great option for young patients who aren’t ready to have permanent veneers, as well as a temporary option for patients who aren’t sure they’re ready for permanent veneers.

Composite resin doesn’t have the same translucency, shine, or longevity as porcelain. Porcelain veneers cost more than composite veneers, but last much longer. Composite will become stained and worn, which porcelain won’t. So chairside veneers aren’t a good long-term solution for esthetic concerns.

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Our team corrected several smile zone flaws for this patient, including undersized, misaligned, and discolored teeth, with porcelain veneers!

What Smile Zone Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  • Discoloration that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening
  • Undersized teeth that look too skinny (e.g peg laterals)
  • Teeth that appear too short due to wear
  • Chips, cracks, and certain types of fractures
  • Unevenly sized teeth that create an imbalanced smile
  • Old restorations like fillings on the front teeth that don’t blend in
  • Enamel erosion that exposes the dark inner layer of the teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slight gaps or rotations
  • Gummy smile (when veneers are used with other procedures to reduce the gums)
  • Many other issues that keep you from loving your smile!

Making Veneer Teeth Part of Your Dream Smile

If you’re considering porcelain veneers in Orlando, FL, you might wonder what the process looks like. Let’s talk about it!

First Step: Your Comprehensive Consultation

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Our patient was unhappy with the size, shape, and position of her teeth.

Your smile is unique and deserves personalized attention. That’s why our porcelain veneer treatments always start with a conversation. Even if you’ve been a patient with Lake Baldwin Dental for years, we want to talk about why you’re dissatisfied with the look of your smile, how it affects your life, and how you hope veneers can help.

It’s important that we understand your smile goals so we can design your new teeth to deliver exactly what you’re looking for.

Step Two: Designing Your Smile

If veneers are right for you, we’ll collect detailed digital diagnostics including 3D scans of your teeth and gums. We’ll use these scans and x-rays to create a digital model of your teeth, which we’ll use as the foundation for designing your new smile.

We’ll match our design to the shape of your smile, the contours of your gum line, your skin tone, face shape, how your teeth come together when you bite, and many other details.

One of the great things about veneers is that they’re incredibly versatile. We can combine them with other treatments like gum contouring or crowns and bridges to create a dream smile that’s healthy and stable.

Step Three: Preparing Your Teeth

When you’re ready, we’ll carefully dust away a minimal amount of enamel to make space for your veneers. This will ensure that your new teeth fit seamlessly in place without adding bulk to your teeth and looking unnatural.

If you’re anxious about the procedure, or if veneers are part of a more complex treatment plan such as a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover, we’ll keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure with a sedation dentistry option that’s right for you.

We’ll take new scans of your adjusted teeth, then fit temporary veneers in place so you can live your life with confidence while your final restorations are fabricated in the lab.

Step Four: Get Ready to Smile!

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By recontouring her gum line and crafting veneers with an ideal shape and color, we helped this patient love her smile!

We’re proud to partner with an expert dental lab run by talented smile artists. We’ll turn your scans, models, and our design specs over to our trusted partners, who will work closely alongside our team to choose the ideal shades and shapes to create teeth you’ll feel proud to show off.

When your final porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll return for one more visit, when we’ll attach your veneer teeth with strong, durable cement so your new smile will last years to come.

Get ready to celebrate your dream smile!

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Your Smile? Ask Us!

Veneers are an amazing option that can address a wide range of smile issues. But they’re not right for every situation.

Good candidates for porcelain veneers have:

  • Good overall oral health.
  • Plenty of tooth enamel.
  • Cosmetic issues that can’t be fixed with other treatments like orthodontics or whitening.

If you’re struggling with gum disease, severely damaged or failing teeth, or certain other issues, porcelain veneers might not be the right solution for you. Fortunately, our team has the expertise, compassion, and advanced technology to help you resolve anything that’s holding back your smile!

The only way to know for sure what your smile needs is to talk to us about it! Schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers near you in Orlando, FL today!