Cosmetic Dentistry

A Guide to Invisalign

When we think of braces, we think of clearly visibile tools that tell people we are receiving dental treatment. Our dentist is proud to present an alternative for you. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment that uses a series of clear aligners designed by 3D technology. Because they’re comfortable, easily removable, and virtually invisible, they’re a great option for many adults who want people to notice their smile first, rather than the braces they’re wearing.

Read more about A Guide to Invisalign

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.

What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them 

Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers. 

Talk to your dentist at Dunedin Dental Care about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 727-733-3238.