Veneers – Ormond Beach, FL
Enhancing Smiles, One Veneer at a Time
Do you have flaws or imperfections in your smile? Whether you know it or not, it may be holding you back. Your smile is a powerful tool that you can use to make impressions, but if it’s full of chips, cracks, gaps, or other cosmetic flaws, you may feel self-conscious about flashing your grin. Thankfully, at Brown & Nawrocki, we offer dental veneers to completely transform your smile. Contact our office to get started on a beautifully enhanced set of teeth.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers in Ormond Beach are thin shells that can be made from porcelain or ceramic that are custom-made to be bonded to the front, visible surfaces of teeth. Dr. Andrew Nawrocki will securely bond the veneers to your natural teeth to create a strong and beautiful smile. The best part is, they are completely customized to resemble your natural teeth, so nobody will be able to tell them apart.
There are two types of veneers, and Dr. Nawrocki will give your mouth a careful examination and discuss your goals with you to help determine which one is right for you.
Getting traditional veneers usually takes two trips to our office. During the first visit, a small amount of your tooth enamel will be removed to allow the veneers to lay flush with your surrounding teeth. You will be given temporary veneers to wear until your next visit to protect your prepared teeth. During your second appointment, Dr. Nawrocki will bond the permanent veneers to your teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Minimal-prep veneers eliminate the need for additional appointments and temporary veneers. In one visit to our office, Dr. Nawrocki can use a thinner veneer that doesn’t usually require the alteration of your natural tooth structure. Because there is no preparation that needs to be done, you can receive a dramatically improved smile in a shorter amount of time. Plus, if you want to return to the look of your natural teeth, you still have that option available.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Once you decide that veneers are right for you, we’ll begin the procedure by removing a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for your veneers. After preparation is complete, Dr. Nawrocki will take X-Rays and impressions of your smile to send to a dental lab to create your custom veneers. That’s when you’ll receive your temporary veneers to protect your teeth until your next appointment.
Once we receive your veneers, you’ll come back in to have your temporary veneers replaced with permanent ones. Most patients experience little to no discomfort and can resume their daily activities after numbing from the placement wears off.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Patients enjoy a wide variety of benefits from dental veneers, but here are some of the most popular advantages:
- Because they cover up the entire visible surface of the tooth, they can conceal a wide range of flaws and imperfections.
- Veneers are minimally invasive, so you won’t have to worry about a long recovery or pain.
- Dental porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new smile will stay whiter for a longer period of time.
- Porcelain veneers are completely custom-made for a personalized smile.
- With proper care, veneers can last for decades, which makes them a great investment in your smile.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Veneers
Investing in your smile by getting veneers is also an investment in your confidence and quality of life. Because every smile is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all cost of veneers in Ormond Beach. However, like most dental work, you tend to get what you pay for. At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use high-quality porcelain to create beautiful custom veneers. We also offer additional cosmetic services to meet a wide range of smile goals.
Comprehensive Smile Enhancement
Although dental veneers in Ormond Beach may seem like a more costly cosmetic treatment than, say, teeth whitening, it’s because they’re able to address a broader range of imperfections in a single treatment. For example, if you wanted to address dental discoloration, slight misalignment, and broken teeth, you could get teeth whitening, direct bonding, and orthodontic treatment—or, you could invest in dental veneers. Of course, receiving one procedure is a lot less hectic and time consuming than getting three treatments.
Making Your Treatment Affordable
At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe every patient should be able to afford the attractive smile of their dreams. Like many cosmetic treatments, dental insurance typically does not cover veneers. However, there are several options available to help manage the cost of veneer treatment.
We are proud to partner with CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage. These trusted third-party financiers help qualified patients by breaking up the cost of dental care into manageable monthly payments. With low-to-no interest financing, you can be sure that veneer treatment won’t bust your budget!
For more information about the cost of veneers, do not hesitate to schedule an initial consultation at our office. Dr. Nawrocki, your cosmetic dentist in Ormond Beach, and our entire team will do everything we can to help you meet your smile goals.
If you have been unsatisfied with the appearance of your grin for some time, dental veneers may be just the treatment you need to revitalize your teeth and, by extension, your personal and professional life. However, before you begin the treatment process, it’s perfectly normal for you to have a few questions, which is why we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about veneers below.
Are dental veneers permanent?
Traditional dental veneers are considered a permanent and irreversible dental treatment. Why is that? Because the treatment requires that some enamel be removed in the process. Once it has been removed enamel does not grow back, meaning you will always need some kind of restoration to protect your teeth in the future, whether that be veneers or dental crowns. Minimal-prep veneers on the other hand, usually do not require enamel removal, so they can be considered temporary.
Does getting veneers hurt?
Many patients hear that some enamel must be shaved away and become anxious that the procedure will hurt. However, before your teeth are prepared, our dentists will make sure that the area is numbed up with local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing. Furthermore, for patients with extreme nervousness surrounding the idea of getting dental work done, we offer sedation options to help soothe your worries.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers typically have a lifespan of 10-20 years, provided you take excellent care of them. Here are a few tips for making sure your veneers stay in great condition for as long as possible:
- Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day and floss at least once daily.
- Wear a custom nightguard when you sleep to prevent unconscious damage to your veneers during the night.
- Attend your regular checkups and cleanings with us every six months.
- Avoid using your teeth as tools for anything other than speaking or eating. Don’t chew on inedible objects like pencils, ice, or fingernails.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
If you have any of the following cosmetic imperfections in your smile, veneers may be just the treatment you need:
- Cracks or chips
- Stubborn stains or discoloration
- Small gaps between teeth
- Misshapen or worn-down teeth
- Slightly rotated or crooked teeth
Before we can go through with treatment, we’ll have to make sure that your mouth is infection-free. If you have any untreated cavities or gum disease, we’ll have to address those issues before placing veneers.
Do veneers feel like real teeth?
There will be a short adjustment period after first getting your veneers in Ormond Beach, but in no time at all, they will quickly feel natural. Advanced technology is used to create your restorations with precision. The veneers will fit comfortably, and you won’t have to worry about any irritating ridges or protrusions. Not to mention, porcelain is very smooth, so it won’t harm the soft tissues in your mouth. After just a couple of days, you’ll completely forget your veneers aren’t part of your natural teeth.
How many veneers will I need?
A veneer can be applied to a single tooth to cover a stain or to fix a chip; however, the overall goal of the procedure is to improve the entire smile. As a result, it’s normal to need more than one veneer, which helps create a seamless transition between your restorations and real teeth. Often, it’s recommended they are applied to the teeth most visible when smiling, so some patients may only need 6 to 8 while other people may require as many as 10 to 12. Your cosmetic dentist will examine your smile and learn more about your goals to determine how many veneers you’ll need.
What happens to the teeth under veneers?
It’s true, your cosmetic dentist will need to shave enamel off your teeth to bond your veneers. Since your enamel can’t regenerate, your tooth will be altered permanently. Don’t worry, although your enamel will be a little thinner, the health and integrity of your tooth won’t be compromised. You will not have an added risk of cavities because the veneers create a barrier on the front surfaces of the teeth. That’s doesn’t mean you can stop brushing and flossing. You must be proactive to combat tooth decay because your teeth will still be vulnerable. You don’t want your veneers to fail. It’s best to limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks to ensure your investment thrives for years. If your veneers eventually fail, they’ll need to be replaced. Since enamel was removed during the procedure, they will always need to be covered, whether by veneers or crowns.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Typically, it’s extremely rare for dental insurance to pay for veneers because they are elective; however, there are some exceptions. In some cases, you can use your insurance benefits to offset the cost if veneers are deemed medically necessary, such as if you need a replacement. If applicable, our office will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your annual allowance to keep a picture-perfect smile within your budget. If there’s any out-of-pocket cost, our office accepts several payment methods, including third-party financing. We will provide you with an estimate and discuss all your financial options during your initial consultation. You’ll know exactly what you’ll need to pay, so you won’t be surprised by any extra fees.