If you have chipped, cracked, or severely stained teeth, these imperfections can drastically affect your appearance and self-confidence. Porcelain veneers provided by Lake Mary cosmetic dentist Dr. Steven Hochfelder can provide you with a gorgeous, natural-looking smile. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth, masking flaws, covering gaps between the teeth, and improving the appearance of worn or uneven teeth. Dr. Hochfelder offers highly personalized treatment and provides detailed models prior to placement to ensure you will be completely satisfied with your results. To find out if veneers are a good option for you, schedule your consultation today.
Diagnostics and Pre-planning
Before you receive your veneers, you will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Hochfelder. At this time, he will perform a detailed diagnostic wax up, placing the wax models directly on your teeth so that you can see what your veneers will look like. Adjustments will be made until the wax models reflect your goals. Dr. Hochfelder wants to take the uncertainty out of your dental work so that you will feel at ease before, during, and after the procedure. Most dentists place four to six veneers at a time, but Dr. Hochfelder can place eight to ten. His meticulous pre-planning work allows him to perform more extensive cosmetic work and, at the same time, ensure better results.
How Veneers Are Placed
Dr. Hochfelder uses two methods to place veneers: traditional and no-prep. Using the traditional method, Dr. Hochfelder will remove a small layer of enamel from the front of your teeth, less than a millimeter deep and about the thickness of the porcelain veneer. Dr. Hochfelder will then make impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab, where technicians will create lifelike veneers from top-quality e.max® porcelain. He has been using the same labs for the 27 years he has been in practice, ensuring that you receive high-quality, beautiful veneers. When the veneers are complete, you will return to the office, and Dr. Hochfelder will check the fit and appearance of each veneer. After making any desired adjustments, he will gently etch and buff your teeth to create a better bonding surface. Finally, he will attach the veneer using dental cement.
No-prep veneers do not require the removal of tooth enamel. This is the most popular option for veneers among Dr. Hochfelder’s patients because it leaves the structure of the tooth intact, and is a reversible process. During your consultation, Dr. Hochfelder will help you decide which option will best meet your goals.
Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers have a wide range of applications:
- Covering chips, cracks, and other surface imperfections
- Masking intrinsic stains and discolored fillings
- Closing gaps between the teeth
- Making worn teeth look full and symmetrical
Contact Us Today
To learn more about porcelain veneers or our other cosmetic procedures, contact our office today. Dr. Hochfelder has 27 years of experience serving the residents of Lake Mary, Orlando, Winter Park, and surrounding areas. His commitment to excellence ensures that you will be satisfied with your dental treatment and your beautiful new smile.