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FL Dental Spa

Cosmetic Dentists located in Lighthouse Point, FL

Veneers Specialist

Veneers are a safe, easy, and effective way to get the flawless smile you’ve always wanted, and without orthodontics. These thin, custom porcelain shells can completely reshape your teeth, and are an ideal solution for a variety of cosmetic dental problems. At FL Dental Spa in Lighthouse Point, Florida, Dr. Michael Gertsen specializes in natural-looking veneers that are virtually undetectable, so that your smile is the only thing people will see. If you’re in the Broward County area and you want to learn more about what veneers can do for you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, also known as laminates, are exceptionally thin, porcelain shells that are custom made to fit over your natural teeth. They’re designed to hide cosmetic flaws or restore lost tooth structure by changing the color or the shape of your teeth. Once they’re permanently bonded to the front side of your teeth, veneers can correct a wide range of flaws, including:

Crooked, broken, or chipped teeth

Uneven tooth edges or spacing between teeth

Worn or misshapen teeth

Discolored or permanently stained teeth

Veneers offer a more subtle way to repair teeth, making them an attractive alternative to porcelain crowns. A dental technician creates custom veneers in a lab, working from a model provided by Dr. Gertsen.

What does a veneer procedure involve?

Getting veneers usually requires three appointments:

First visit

The first step in getting veneers is having a consultation with Dr. Gertsen. During this appointment, you have a comprehensive oral exam, so Dr. Gertsen can diagnose any cosmetic issues and develop a customized treatment plan.

Second visit

During your second appointment, Dr. Gertsen lightly buffs and reshapes the surface of your enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. This process only removes about half a millimeter of tooth surface, or just enough so that your veneers won’t feel out of place in your mouth. Although most patients don’t find this part of the procedure too uncomfortable, you may request a local anesthetic if your teeth are sensitive to dental work.

Next, Dr. Gertsen takes an impression of your teeth to send to the dental lab, and helps you choose the right shade of white for your veneers.

Third visit

During your third appointment, Dr. Gertsen cleanses your teeth with bond-promoting chemicals. Then, he adheres the veneers to your teeth with dental cement, which is hardened with a special light beam.

How do I maintain my veneers?

Dr. Gertsen checks your veneers in a follow-up appointment to make sure they’ve stayed in place after the first week or two. Even though porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining than natural enamel, it’s a good idea to cut back on staining beverages and foods, including coffee, tea, red wine, and berries, to help preserve their vibrancy.  

Because porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, they’re incredibly strong and durable. To make sure your veneers last as long as possible, however, it’s important to maintain healthy dental habits by brushing and flossing at least twice a day.

 

 
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    "I promise I've been to other offices for dental care out of the area due to where I was located at the time and NOTHING compares to Dental Spa in Lighthouse Point."

    Crystal C.
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    "If you are looking for a good dentist, there are many but if you are looking for a "GREAT" dentist, then visit the Dental Spa. You'll be so happy you did."

    Sylvia M.
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    "One of the best dental experiences available. State of the art equipment, clean, friendly staff, and skilled doctors."

    Diego B.
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    "Dr. Gersen was by far the best dentist I have ever been to and, I have been to over 20 dentists in my life-time."

    Michael W.
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    "What a super helpful staff! Thank you all so much. Dr. Michael Gertson I would still be in pain of it was not for you, again thank you!"

    Shanna G.
Location
FL Dental Spa
3640-7 N Federal Hwy
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Phone: 954-281-4053
Fax: 954-941-6108
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954-281-4053

FL Dental Spa
3640-7 N Federal Hwy
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064