Are Veneers Right For Me?

Why Should I Consider Dental Veneers?

Teeth are often the first thing people notice when you smile. When you look in the mirror, do you avoid looking at that misshapen tooth? Veneers are thin wafers that are shaped to fit over natural teeth. Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic solution, and as such, require minimal filing of the enamel so they will properly adhere to the teeth. Whether you hope to gain straighter, whiter teeth without multiple treatments, or you hope to cover one misguided tooth, dental veneers can dramatically change your smile. Drs. Scott and Michelle Weninger love to see the boost of confidence a fresh new smile can inspire.

Do My Trusted Tampa Dentists See the Benefits of Veneers?

Weninger Dentistry believes in the power of a healthy smile. If you have been plagued by discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening, dental veneers may be right for you. Gaps and spaces are easily disguised by veneers in much less time than required by orthodontics. Teeth that are unevenly sized are concealed by dental veneers. As you see, dental veneers give qualified patients a new smile with little to no wait time.

Why Choose Weninger Dentistry for Your Veneers?

Any decision involving permanent alteration of the tooth structure should be done after thoughtful consideration. Drs. Michelle and Scott Weninger are here to help you set smile goals and answer any questions you may have about how dental veneers fit in with your goals. The initial consultation gives you a chance to see images in our before and after book, so you get a real feel for the difference veneers can make. We spend time discussing the procedure and choices to be made concerning product materials and color.

About half a millimeter of enamel is filed down to make room for the veneer. Depending upon material choices, you may be fitted with a temporary veneer as the permanent veneers are made. Once the veneers arrive, you will test them out, and tiny adjustments may be made to ensure a perfect fit. We will clean the tooth surface and prepare it for the cement and veneer. A special laser hardens the cement. We recommend you schedule a follow-up appointment for two weeks out from permanent veneer placement. It’s best to catch issues early, so as to prevent future damage.

Is There Anything I Should Be Aware of Before Choosing Dental Veneers?

Aging does impact tooth color as our enamel wears thin. Veneers do not change in sync with the natural teeth, so it may be necessary to replace veneers once the discoloration becomes bothersome. Veneers are super thin wafers, so they are not as strong as crowns or composite fillings. If you bite your nails or are a tooth grinder or clencher, dental veneers may not be right for you. Veneers do not protect against periodontal disease, weakened enamel, or tooth decay, so superb dental hygiene is crucial for long lasting veneers.

Talk to Dr. Michelle or Dr. Scott if you have questions about how dental veneers can transform your smile in a few easy steps. Give us a call at 813-501-6864 or visit us online to schedule an appointment.