Porcelain Veneers – Melbourne, FL
Transforming Appearances by Hiding Imperfections
If you’re looking to rid your smile of any and all its imperfections, you’ll be pleased to know that with the help of porcelain veneers in Melbourne or Lumineers, you can do just that! Dr. Chenet and his team are equipped, highly trained, and ready to give you a show-stopping smile. From cracks and chips to gaps and misalignments, those cosmetic flaws can be gone in a flash and replaced with beautiful, unblemished teeth. Find out more about these popular cosmetic treatments, and when you’re ready, let Dr. Chenet give you the smile of your dreams.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are like a mask for your teeth. These wafer-thin coverings fit over the front of your teeth to hide stains, gaps, chips, cracks, and even minor misalignment. Whether you’re covering a few or all your teeth, you and your dentist in Melbourne will work together to create your veneers to your liking, ensuring the color, size, and shape give you a flawless smile.
What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers?
The process is simple, but it does require two visits to our dental office. The first will include Dr. Chenet administering local anesthesia or sedation, as he will need to prepare your teeth for your veneers. This will require removing a small portion of the enamel from the surface of your teeth. Why do we do this? It’s important that the veneer adheres to your natural tooth securely, so your tooth must be altered slightly.
He will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab for creation. Once your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll return to our dental office and have them put into place. Dr. Chenet will ensure a proper fit and placement, and you’ll be walking out the door with a brand new smile.
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are contact lens-thin veneers that can correct an array of cosmetic imperfections with no shots and no drilling! If you are not happy with the shape, color, or placement of your teeth, Lumineers may be the cosmetic dentistry treatment for you. With Lumineers, your dentist can close gaps, correct chipped and mildly crooked teeth, change the shape and color of your teeth, and in short, give you the movie star quality smile of your dreams!
What is the Process for Lumineers?
We can transform your entire appearance painlessly in only two visits. The first visit will consist of taking impressions of the upper and lower teeth and sending them to a lab to design/make your Lumineers. At the second visit, usually only a couple of weeks later, your dentist will bond them in place. That’s it! With only two easy and comfortable appointments, you can have the beautiful, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. You must qualify for this procedure to be done in our office.
How Do I Care for My Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers?
To extend the life of your new dental fixtures, here are some useful tips to follow:
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly (Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once)
- Keeping your regularly scheduled six-month appointments with Dr. Chenet
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste
- Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash
- Wear a nightguard if you are prone to grinding your teeth
- Limit or avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (i.e. coffee, tea, soda, red wine, berries)
- Stop smoking
- Avoid chewing on objects (i.e. pens, pencils) or on anything hard like ice or hard candy
Maybe you’re looking into veneers from Melbourne. If so, that’s excellent news — the porcelain shells could transform your smile from the ground up! Still, you likely have lingering concerns about treatment. You want to ensure veneers are right for you, after all. For that reason, Dental Excellence Melbourne has listed the answers to some frequently asked veneer questions. Hopefully, they’ll give you a better idea of the procedure. Should you have other treatment facts you’d like to know, though, feel free to call our office or set up a consultation .
Are Veneers Permanent?
Technically, veneers aren’t permanent — even the best ones get replaced over time. They are, however, considered irreversible. Placing them requires our dentists to file away bits of your enamel, which doesn’t grow back. As such, teeth that undergo this process will always need veneers to cover them.
In contrast, the same isn’t true of Lumineers. Our practice can place these shells without removing any enamel. That being the case, they’re a reversible option.
What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?
Rest assured, the veneers themselves won’t harm your teeth. Placing them only removes a tiny amount of enamel, and the bonding material used to attach the layers is safe. The veneers also cover the tooth fronts, so the procedure doesn’t raise your risk of cavities.
Of course, you’ll still have to clean your teeth to prevent decay underneath the veneers. Not doing so will cause your treatment to fail. Therefore, remember to brush twice daily, floss once daily, and attend regular dental checkups.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
When it comes to porcelain veneers in Melbourne, the goal is for all your visible teeth to match. Our team, then, will give you an appropriate number to ensure that happens.
Ultimately, how many veneers you need will depend on your situation. Plenty of people get 6-8 to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile. On the other hand, some end up with as many as 10 or 12. There are also cases where you may only need one veneer to cover a cracked or broken tooth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Overall, veneers represent one of the longest-lasting cosmetic treatments. For example, a 2007 study by Layton found that 96% of them lasted 5 years, 93% lasted 10 to 11 years, 91% lasted 12 to 13 years, and 73% lasted 15 to 16 years. Later, in 2012, a study done by Beier found that 95% lasted 5 years, 94% lasted 10 years, and 83% lasted 20 years.
In general, the average lifespan of veneers is 10 to 15 years. That said, these prosthetics can last 30 years or more with proper care. It’s thus a good idea to protect them by sticking to good oral hygiene and not biting hard objects.
Call us today if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dental team to see if you are a candidate for Lumineers or Porcelain Veneers. We regularly see patients from all over Brevard County, including those from Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, and other surrounding cities. We’re excited to help you transform your smile with Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers!