Veneers Specialist

Creating Smiles Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in St. Petersburg, FL & Clearwater, FL

If you’re looking to perfect your smile, consider porcelain veneers. At Creating Smiles Dental, led by Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, the team uses the renowned Componeers®, which custom fit right over your teeth to correct cracks, discoloration, or misalignments. If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers or want to learn more, call Creating Smiles Dental in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, today for an appointment or request one online.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin overlays of porcelain that perfect the appearance of your teeth, creating a natural, radiant smile. Your dentist at Creating Smiles Dental bonds the veneers directly to your teeth for a permanent solution to an imperfect smile.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers vastly improve the look of your teeth and, as a result, can boost your self-confidence. Your dentist only needs to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to apply the veneers, leaving most of your teeth intact. Plus, the material used to make veneers is resistant to stains from coffee, red wine, and other foods that can yellow your natural teeth. 

Creating Smiles Dental also offers Componeers® as an alternative to traditional veneers. Componeers are much thinner so your dentist removes less enamel when applying them. They also require fewer office visits since they don’t involve custom molding, and are made of a composite material that’s durable and easier to repair. 

Componeers are also half the cost of traditional porcelain veneers, and may qualify as a restorative treatment that’s covered by some insurance companies.  

What types of conditions can be corrected with veneers?

Veneers can be an alternative to crowns or other more invasive dental work. They’re often the best way to:

  • Create a uniform, white smile
  • Correct crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Whiten discolored or stained teeth
  • Even out tooth size, shape, and spacing
  • Enhance the look of worn or chipped teeth

How are veneers applied?

Your dentist will determine whether you need a local anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure. To apply veneers, your dentist files down about 0.5 millimeters of enamel from your teeth’s surface, allowing the overlay to fit naturally on your teeth. You’ll have impressions of your teeth taken, and sent home with temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are made. 

Your first visit may take anywhere from 1.5 to two hours. When the permanent veneers come in after about two weeks, they’re bonded to your teeth using a special cement. To ensure they’re fitting properly, your dentist may recommend a follow-up visit in a few weeks.

How do you take care of veneers?

You care for veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings keep them pristine and help you maintain good oral health. Once they’re applied, you must avoid chewing very hard objects, such as ice, as it can damage the veneers. 

To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, call Creating Smiles Dental today for an appointment, or request one online.

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Componeers – A Hollywood Smile in One Visit

Do you long for the perfect smile every time you look in the mirror? Is there an important event approaching in your life or are you constantly interacting with the public and desire the confidence associated with a perfect smile? If so, Componeers might be the right choice for you. This simple, minimally invasive procedure aesthetically restores your teeth and is proven to be an excellent option that yields immediate results for most patients. More often than not, patients walk away after a single session with the smile they have always dreamed of. Who is a candidate for Componeers? We recommend this procedure for a number of dental problems, including brightening teeth that have yellowed over time, or more serious ailments like a tooth fracture or abrasion of anterior teeth.  Over the years, natural wear and tear can take its toll on your enamel, leaving unsightly pitting no matter how much you brush. A consultation will yield the best information for your individual dental health and aesthetic goals.

Componeers vs. Traditional Veneers

Componeer is an excellent alternative to traditional veneers. Traditional veneers require removal of as much as .5 millimeters of tooth enamel, and must be custom molded to your teeth. This takes a significant amount of time and multiple visits to the office. The composite materials of Componeer give you all the benefits of a lab made veneer, but are extremely thin, allowing us to conserve far more of your hard tooth matter. Because of the conservation of tooth enamel, this often times reduces patient stress. Componeers are resilient, absorb stress, and are easily repaired. They also will not degrade the integrity of other teeth within juxtaposition. Their natural shine and beauty emit vitality and deliver the results patients are seeking for. If you have desired a straight, bright smile, Componeers will prove to be a great solution.

Price Point Consideration

One of the most attractive considerations when it comes to the Componeer is that the cost can be half as much as porcelain veneers. This is because impressions, which mandate multiple visits, are not needed for Componeers, resulting in both time and cost savings. In addition, when used for restorative treatment, many insurance carriers will cover the cost of Componeers.

For more information about Componeers, please contact us!

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