Veneers – Melbourne, FL

Have Your Dream Smile in Three Visits or Less

Have you ever wondered if there is a cosmetic dental treatment that can improve the size, shape, and shade of your teeth simultaneously? The answer is “yes.” Veneers have been used for decades to fix dental imperfections like chips, stains, cracks, and gaps – in as little as two appointments too! If you’re interested in this smile-enhancing service, you’re welcome to schedule a consultation with us or read on to learn more.

Why Choose Rowley Family Dentistry for Veneers?

  • See the Results Before Committing to Treatment
  • Skilled & Friendly Cosmetic Dentist
  • Flexible Financing Available with CareCredit

What Are Dental Veneers?

Illustration of veneer being placed on tooth

Over the years, you might have heard about veneers from a colleague, friend, family member, or celebrity, but what exactly are they? Basically, they are durable shells of ceramic or porcelain that are crafted to be about the width of a fingernail. When bonded to the front-facing surface of your teeth, they can conceal imperfections like small gaps, noticeable chips, and permanent stains.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

Dentist helping smiling patient select shade of veneer

From start to finish, the veneers process usually takes two or three appointments. The first is always the consultation, which is when you’ll sit down with Dr. Nicholas Rowley to discuss your smile goals. If you’re a good candidate for veneers, then he will carefully remove a sliver of your enamel, take impressions of your teeth, and adhere temporary veneers in place while the dental lab works on your final set. At your last appointment, Dr. Rowley will remove your temporary veneers, bond the final ones securely in place, and complete any final touches necessary to make your new and improved smile look absolutely incredible.

The Benefits of Veneers

Closeup of patient's smile before and after teeth whitening

In short, there isn’t just one reason patients love veneers. Here are a few of the many reasons patients choose this cosmetic dental treatment:

  • The treatment process is usually only two or three visits
  • Veneers can fix chips, gaps, stains, and more
  • The results can last for over a decade with proper care
  • The size, shape, and shade of each veneer is customizable

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Patient smiling at reflection in handheld mirror

Unfortunately, we can’t provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost without a consultation. That’s because numerous factors need to be considered, including how many veneers you need to achieve the results you desire. Rest assured, we will provide you with a number at the end of your first appointment, and we will also discuss the financial solutions available, like CareCredit, that will make the cost as affordable as possible.

Veneers FAQs

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers will eventually need to be replaced, meaning that they are not technically permanent. However, they are irreversible since placing them requires a small amount of enamel to be removed from the teeth receiving them. Enamel does not go back, so these teeth will need to wear veneers from then on. However, veneers can last for fifteen years or more with excellent care, making them a solid long-term investment as long as you’re committed to proper oral care.

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Veneers are completely safe for your teeth. They will be customized so that they fit perfectly with the rest of your smile, they only require a small amount of enamel to be removed, and the bonding material used to cement them in place is completely safe. Wearing a veneer will protect a tooth from cavities despite having a tiny bit of its enamel removed, but it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay from setting in. If the tooth wearing a veneer becomes decayed, the veneer will probably have to be removed so it can be treated, and the appliance may be reattached or replaced afterward. The best ways to prevent this include brushing and flossing every day, seeing your dentist regularly, and limiting your sugar intake.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Since veneers change the shape of your teeth, they can also change the way air flows around them during speech. This can cause a patient to develop a lisp after they first receive them, but this will gradually disappear as they get used to wearing them. For example, you may have difficulty when trying to pronounce the “v” or “s” sounds, but this will fade as your tongue acclimates to the new dimensions of your teeth. If you wish to get rid of your lisp sooner, try reading your favorite book out loud and repeating any troublesome words until you have them under control.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Many patients report that their veneers feel so natural inside their mouths that they don’t even notice them when speaking or eating. This is because veneers are carefully crafted to fit perfectly over your teeth based on detailed impressions made after they are first treated to receive them. Since a small amount of enamel is removed to make room for them, they fit comfortably within the mouth, and the materials used mimic the appearance and texture of real teeth, ensuring that they do not irritate the mouth’s soft tissues.