General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fort Myers, FL
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A great set of veneers creates a perfect smile in just a few short office visits. If you’d like to transform your smile, schedule a consultation with David M. Martinez, DMD, and the team at First Street Family Dentistry in Fort Myers, Florida. Appointments can be booked online or by phone, so don’t delay.

Veneers Q & A

How do dental veneers work?

Dental veneers improve the appearance of your smile by using thin layers of porcelain to cover the visible portions of the teeth most visible. They offer the chance to address numerous cosmetic issues at once, transforming your smile and enhancing your confidence. 

You can expect to enjoy 10-15 years of wear from a new set of veneers. Once your veneers reach the end of their lifespan, simply return to have a new set of veneers crafted and placed. As compared to having multiple different treatments to address numerous aesthetic concerns, dental veneers are a good value. 

What kinds of cosmetic issues can veneers correct?

A versatile treatment, dental veneers can correct many common cosmetic concerns. Some of the reasons people choose dental veneers is to address the following:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discoloration not treatable through teeth whitening
  • Gapped teeth
  • Irregularities in the size or shape of teeth
  • Minor misalignment

Just as your smile is unique, your dental veneers are also one-of-a-kind. During your consultation, your dentist explains how veneers can improve your smile. You can also explore treatment scheduling and what to expect regarding the cost of treatment. 

What should I expect during dental veneers treatment?

A dental exam determines if you have dental decay or any form of gum disease. Addressing these issues is required before moving forward with dental veneers. 

On the day of your procedure, your dentist injects numbing medication to eliminate sensation in the treatment area. Then, they remove a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new veneers. 

A set of digital impressions gathers the specifications the dental lab needs to craft a custom set of veneers. Temporary veneers protect your teeth until your permanent veneers arrive from the lab. At that point, you return to have them secured on the surface of your teeth using dental cement. 

Your dentist checks your veneers during subsequent dental exams. If they ever need to be replaced, the process is similar to that outlined above. Because veneers require removing some of your tooth enamel, they’re considered a permanent treatment option, and you’ll always need to have them in place to protect your natural tissue.
If you have additional questions or concerns, call the office to book a visit, or schedule online any time of day.