Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Are you conscious about your smile? Are whitening products and teeth bleaching not getting your smile as white as you would like? Have you ever thought of getting rid of the gap between your front teeth? Wondering what the cost of veneers are in Miami? Top Miami cosmetic dentist Dr. Julio Hernandez can help with veneers in Miami!

What Are Dental Veneers

Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. There are two types of veneers, porcelain and resin.   A porcelain veneer is made by a dental laboratory and a resin-based composite veneer is made in the office. Dr. Hernandez in Miami teams up with one of the best dental laboratories in the country to make beautiful, natural-looking veneers. The veneer-making procedure is very labor intensive because it requires incredible attention to detail to layer several shades of porcelain and several different translucencies to create each individual tooth. The work done by a master ceramist in a dental laboratory is truly a work of art. Veneer teeth should look and feel as good as natural teeth.

How Long to Teeth Veneers Last

Porcelain veneers are incredibly fragile and delicate before they are bonded. Although a tooth veneer is only a thin shell bonded to the outer surface of teeth, it is remarkably strong due to the bonding properties. The bonding procedure requires several precise steps to prepare the surface of both the tooth and the porcelain veneer to allow them to adhere to each other. When these steps are carefully followed, the bond strength of the veneers are very strong. With proper care, your new dental veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come. At Biscayne Wellness Center, you can walk around with the best smile in Miami!

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers:

  • Porcelain veneers will not stain over time
  • Veneers are highly esthetic and blend with color of surrounding teeth
  • Tooth shape, color and position can be improved with this one procedure

Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers:

  • Higher initial cost
  • Requires two appointments
  • Tooth veneers often require tooth reduction or preparation

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Porcelain veneers can be made to improve the shape, color, or position of teeth. Therefore, veneers are prescribed for damaged, discolored, crooked, or broken teeth. After anesthetic is placed, the tooth is prepared by eliminating a small amount of surface structure. A digital impression is then taken. At Biscayne Wellness Center in Miami, we use a state-of-the-art digital impression system that provides better accuracy than traditional impressions. This ensures that the veneers fit with laser-like precision. This impression is then immediately emailed to our master ceramist to begin fabrication of your custom-made porcelain veneers. Finally, temporary veneers are that resemble the size and shape of the final veneers. This allows you, the patient, to have a preview of the final outcome before it arrives.

At a follow-up appointment, the temporary veneers are removed and the porcelain veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth. Porcelain veneers restore the natural beauty and health of teeth.

Lumineers vs Porcelain Veneers

The difference between Lumineers and porcelain veneers is that Lumineers do not require tooth preparation. Lumineers are also porcelain veneers but they are placed on top of existing teeth to improve shape and color. This procedure is much more conservative and requires no anesthesia. However not all patients are good candidates for Lumineers. The ideal patient is someone who has small teeth. Since little to no tooth structure is removed, the Lumineer procedure makes small teeth bigger or flat teeth bulkier.

Dr. Julio Hernandez is the best cosmetic dentist in Miami and the beaches! His attention to detail combined with his expertise and that of his lab technician will ensure your porcelain veneers are beautiful and natural. Dr. Julio will have you smiling proud and wide with a new outlook on life! Call Biscayne Wellness Center for your FREE dental veneer consultation in Miami! Biscayne Wellness Center is conveniently located near the Wynwood, Miami and Brickell, Miami areas. Call 305-572-1600 today!

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