Do I Need Temporary Veneers When Enhancing My Smile?

One of the most popular esthetic dental treatments at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry is porcelain veneers. These thin ceramic shells are perfect for disguising imperfections near the front of the smile. Drs. Ryan Lepore, Erin Dougherty, and their team of professionals can help you decide if a porcelain veneer can help you achieve your dental goals while also making recommendations regarding your overall oral health during routine cleanings and evaluations.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are one of the most requested treatments with our team. Made from thin ceramic shells, veneers are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They can be used to disguise several imperfections, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Chips or cracks
  • Crooked/misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Veneers are a desirable option for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile without undergoing more invasive procedures, such as braces or tooth whitening. Additionally, veneers are very durable and can last for many years with proper care.

What Alternatives are Available?

We may recommend alternative treatments for some of our patients, depending on their unique needs. This may include dental crowns, orthodontic treatment, or even composite resin bonding as other ways to enhance the smile and disguise esthetic problems.

Porcelain Veneers Actual Before and After Results

Porcelain Veneers Before and After Results

Do I Need a Temporary Veneer While Waiting for My Final Restoration?

If you are getting veneers placed on your front teeth, you may be wondering if you need a temporary veneer while waiting for your final restoration. The short answer to this is that it depends significantly on the situation. If Drs. Ryan Lepore and Erin Dougherty can place the veneers in one appointment or if the smile design requires very little or no removal of enamel, you will not need a temporary veneer. However, in most cases, if they need to send the veneers to a lab to be made, then you will likely need a temporary veneer placed while you wait for the long-term ones. Either way, Drs. Ryan Lepore and Erin Dougherty will be able to advise you on what is best for your particular situation following a consultation appointment and initial evaluation.

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Learning about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic services available with our dentists starts with a phone call! Call (727) 608-4690 to book a visit with Drs. Ryan Lepore, Erin Dougherty, and their team at 822 Milwaukee Avenue in Dunedin, Florida.

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