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Carrollwood General Dentistry | Porcelain Veneers in Tampa

Tampa Dentist | Carrollwood General Dentistry

12603 Henderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625


Porcelain Veneers

lumineers.pngVeneers offer the following advantages:

  1. They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  2. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  3. The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  4. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape; veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.


Dental Veneers & Care?

Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing as you normally would. It is important that you do not use your veeners as scissors as this may cause them to work loose or chip!

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped 
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)

Preparation. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, Dr Hsiung will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface equal to the thickness of a veneer, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and Dr Hsiung will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, the dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 2 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory.  While the veeners are being made a temporary will be placed to protect the prepared area.

Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, the dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. The dentist will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.

How Long will Dental Veneers Last?
Veneers generally can last between 5 and 10 years. 


Tampa Dentist | Porcelain Veneers. Edwin Hsiung is a Tampa Dentist.