Veneers Specialist

Woodbury Family Dentistry

Diane Tran, DMD

Dentist located in Orlando, FL

If you have chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth, veneers offer an enhancement to your smile. These thin shells of porcelain give your teeth a uniform, brilliant smile. At Woodbury Family Dentistry, Diane Tran, DMD, evaluates your smile and can help you determine if veneers are right for you. If you live in Orlando, Florida, and want a brighter, whiter smile, call the office or book an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are super thin sheets of porcelain that fit over your existing teeth. They’re about the thickness of a contact lens. Dr. Tran customizes them to match your existing teeth in shape and color to create a uniform but natural smile. Veneers improve your smile’s look as well as its strength and resiliency.

What issues can veneers address?

Veneers are a cosmetic fix for several common smile complaints. You might choose veneers to whiten your teeth, especially if you have stains resistant to conventional peroxide whitening treatments. Veneers can also be a solution for teeth that are:

  • Poorly shaped
  • Fractured
  • Chipped

Veneers can correct minor misalignments in your bite and straighten minor irregularities. Talk to Dr. Tran about your teeth concerns. She can help you determine if veneers or another cosmetic procedure offer you the best solution.

What is the process of getting veneers?

Veneers require two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Tran files down a very small amount of your existing enamel so the porcelain veneer can fit neatly. She then takes a mold of your teeth that’s sent off to a lab where your veneers are made. You’re fitted with temporary veneers in the meantime.

At a second appointment, Dr. Tran places your veneers, makes any necessary adjustments, and seals them in place using a special compound resin. Your fit and bite are optimized so you get a smile that’s just right for you.

How do you care for porcelain veneers?

Care for veneers just like you do your natural teeth. Brush at least twice daily, floss once per day, and come in for regular professional cleanings. These good hygiene habits keep your veneers functioning and looking their best.

If you grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw, Dr. Tran can recommend a nightguard to protect your veneers from damage.

Veneers last about 10 years with good care. You’ll probably need to replace them at some point.

To learn how you can get a complete smile transformation with veneers, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.