Porcelain Veneers in Deltona, Fl
At Deltona Smiles Dentistry in Florida, Dr. Michael Zerivitz loves helping his patients get back a beautiful natural looking smile! One of the fastest ways to do that is with porcelain veneers. These are thin shells of hand-crafted porcelain that fit over the surface of your front teeth.
They can be used to close gaps, cover stained or chipped teeth, and whiten your teeth in as little as two visits. Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, similar to your natural teeth. They don’t stain like a composite filling might and they contain no metal. Because they are made of porcelain, they have similar translucency as your own natural teeth.
Dr Zerivitz, being an artist himself, is passionate about being able to provide veneers as a quick solution for patients who don’t want to go through orthodontics. Some people refer to it as “instant orthodontics”!
Some common questions our patients ask about veneers:
Does a porcelain veneer ruin the tooth?
No, porcelain veneers can frequently be done with minimal or no drilling. While they are considered reversible in some cases, it is generally referred to as a long-term solution. Since they are thin shells of porcelain, it doesn’t require the extensive tooth structure removal that full coverage caps required in the past with the metal core under a layer of porcelain.
Are Porcelain Veneers permanent?
Because we often need to remove a thin layer of enamel to create a more desirable effect without looking too “bulky”, you will most likely need to have veneers (or crowns) the rest of your life. With proper care, most porcelain veneers could easily last one to two decades. We encourage routine maintenance visits to prevent leakage or decay getting around the edges of the veneer. It is relatively simple process to replace one or more veneers in the future if they should chip or get decay.
How much to porcelain veneers cost?
Typically, a porcelain veneer will cost about the same price as a traditional crown for your area.
Are veneers covered by my dental insurance?
If the veneers are done primarily for cosmetic reasons, most insurances don’t consider this a covered benefit. However, if you have a large composite filling that keeps staining or breaking and replacing it with another composite filling is not indicated, then they may cover it. Ask Dr. Z if you are concerned about the coverage for these. We have several financing options available to our patients desiring veneers.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
No. In general, they are a porcelain material and this will not change color with whitening gels. The tooth may turn darker, however, if the veneer was placed over a tooth that had a root canal. When a root canal is performed, the tooth may turn a little darker. Since the veneers will “pick up” some of the color from the substructure they are placed on, it may turn a little darker over time unless the doctor places a white post or core under the veneer first.
If you are thinking of having veneers done, you should schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist Dr. Zerivitz and we can show you how your smile might look. We have some before and after photos with similar cases we can share or possibly let you preview your new smile by placing some temporary bonding on your teeth to see what the result might look like!
If you live in the Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, and DeLand areas of Florida and would like to know if Porcelain Veneers are right for you, call today (386) 387-3763 for an examination appointment. When Dr. Z looks at your teeth, he can offer the best options for you. You’ll feel good about your decision when you have all of the information.