Ceramic Veneers

John L. Redd II, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Tampa Smiles

John L. Redd II, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Hyde Park, Tampa, FL

The practice offers cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to residents in and around the Tampa, FL area. Here, Dr. Redd can assist patients with receiving whiter, stronger teeth utilizing high-quality, ceramic veneers.

Ceramic Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dentists use veneers to cover the front portions of teeth when there is an imperfection including staining or damaged areas such as chips or cracks. The veneers offered at the practice are made from thin layers of durable ceramic. Veneers can also be tinted to match the natural teeth in the mouth and can also be shaped to match the contours of those teeth, making them look especially natural. They can fix:

  • Broken teeth
  • Staining
  • Pits and gaps
  • Tooth edges which appear uneven
  • Teeth which appear small or short

Veneers can also assist to correct the appearance of crooked, chipped or misaligned teeth in some situations.

How are veneers applied?

To make room for the veneer, a small layer of the outer shell, called the enamel, is removed. This helps the veneer to line up evenly with the teeth on either side of it without overlapping, and it will sit properly next to the gums as well. Once the veneer is ready from our one site Dental lab, the permanent veneer will adhere to the tooth with a dental adhesive. The veneer is then smoothed to ensure a comfortable fit and natural-looking result.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

This procedure can offer an excellent solution. The veneers can be used to change the look of a person’s smile and create a beautiful, healthy appearance. The options also look similar to natural teeth; there is no need for an invasive operation, and the recovery time is much shorter. Since the veneers are created to color-match to teeth, no one will be able to tell that a cosmetic dental procedure has been performed. An additional advantage is that veneers are made from stain resistant ceramic. This helps them to stay white and bright, even when drinking a favorite beverage such as coffee or tea. The dentist is an expert in the application of ceramic veneers and can use them to restore any smile.