A veneer is a thin layer of aesthetic porcelain placed over an imperfect tooth, to conceal flaws and cosmetic blemishes for an aesthetic, natural-looking smile. Dr. Alfredo Gapuz places porcelain veneers at our Orlando, FL, dental practice to cover chips, gaps, and imperfections, and to make your smile more proportionate. Dr. Gapuz can design a treatment based on your exact needs to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Dental Imperfections Treated with Veneers
With just one procedure, Dr. Gapuz can enhance your smile to address years of damage, as well as natural imperfections. Porcelain veneers are often the cosmetic treatment of choice, because they can completely cover individual teeth and blemishes, making a dramatic change to your overall smile. Specifically, these restorations can improve the appearance of:
- Discoloration and Stains
- Misshapen Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Cracked or Chipped Teeth
- Gaps and Spaces
Veneers offer a faster, more comfortable option to orthodontic treatment, which can take months or years to correct spacing and alignment issues. This cosmetic treatment does not straighten teeth like braces, but can produce a more uniform appearance and are often called “instant orthodontics.”
The Benefits of Veneers Are Long-Lasting
Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or longer for patients who maintain good oral health and do not incur injury. Other benefits include:
- Proportionate and uniform appearance
- Brighter, whiter smile
- Stain resistant material
- Addresses multiple concerns at once
- Gum tissue reacts well to porcelain
- Preserves more tooth structure than crowns
With one treatment, you can significantly improve the shade and shape of your smile for a lasting boost in confidence.
Proven Patient Results
Our Detailed Approach
Dr. Gapuz has extensive training and experience and can provide you with a comfortable and rewarding experience, when you undergo your porcelain veneers procedure. Before your treatment, he will take time to answer all of your questions and explain what you should expect at your next visits. We will take thorough scans and photos in order to plan the most accurate treatment, and Dr. Gapuz will work with you to design a treatment to achieve your dream smile.
Minimally Invasive Process
The process of placing veneers begins with Dr. Gapuz preparing the teeth that will receive restorations. A very small amount of enamel is removed to allow your restorations to lay flat. Dr. Gapuz uses highly conservative techniques and only provides minimal-prep veneers to preserve as much of your tooth structure as possible.
Our team will take molds, or impressions, of your prepared teeth and bite so that your restorations will be made to fit perfectly in your smile. Along with Dr. Gapuz’s custom veneer designs and shading information, your impressions will be sent to our partner dental lab, where a ceramist will handcraft your restorations. To create veneers, this advanced lab uses durable, high-quality ceramic, or porcelain, layered to achieve a reflective quality that resembles natural tooth enamel. This process takes approximate two weeks, so you will wear temporaries until your permanent restorations are ready.
When you are pleased with the results, Dr. Gapuz will secure your veneers in place for a completely transformed smile.
Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Gapuz will ensure that they fit properly and achieve your cosmetic goals. Our team will do everything we can to make sure everything is in perfect order before you leave the office with your new smile. When you are pleased with the results, Dr. Gapuz will secure your veneers in place for a completely transformed smile.
Schedule Your Veneers Consultation
Aesthetic, long-lasting veneers can provide a boost in confidence that lasts a lifetime. Contact Aesthetic and General Dentistry online or call us at (407) 251-5001 to discuss improving your smile with porcelain veneers. Our entire team is in tune with our patients’ needs and concerns, so we will always make you feel welcome and well cared for in our office.