Veneers are a common cosmetic dental procedure that improves the appearance of crowded, discolored, and chipped teeth.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made shells bonded on the front surface of teeth to cover any flaws such as discoloration, chipping, or uneven teeth. The shade of veneers can be adjusted to your tooth color and they are applied with minimal discomfort. They will hide any noticeable flaws and help the teeth appear straight and even.
Veneers are great for those looking to:
- Cover up stains
- Change tooth appearance
- Fill gaps between teeth
At Collins Dental, we offer high-quality, natural-looking veneers in Winter Springs, FL. Our office uses both traditional porcelain veneers and the Lumineers® Veneer System.Call Collins Dental
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
We strive to provide outstanding dental care and comfort at an affordable cost. Veneers are a cosmetic procedure, typically not covered by insurance with pricing varying based on material choice and style. We offer a variety of financial options to help you get the smile of your dreams.
Veneers Cost: $1,200 – $1,600 per veneerSee Financial Information
Dental Veneers Process
- Consultation: Receive a consultation that includes a 3D scan of your teeth so minimal or no impressions are needed. Our consultations also include a virtual mockup with a before/after photo comparison so you can choose the desired outcome by seeing different shapes, sizes, and colors of teeth.
- Choose Veneers Style: After you’ve seen the different options for what your smile will look like, you then choose between porcelain veneers or Lumineers®.
- Porcelain veneers require more reduction of the tooth structure but are permanently bonded to your teeth; typically lasting longer than Lumineers®.
- Lumineers® are specialty veneers that are thin and allow for minimal to no reduction of natural tooth structure but don’t last as long as porcelain veneers.
- First Appointment: We will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel so there’s room to place the veneers when they are ready. Your veneers will be created by a lab, this takes approximately 2-4 weeks so we will place temporary veneers on your teeth to hold the place for your permanent veneers.
- Second Appointment: When the veneers are ready, you will come in for your second appointment. Your temporary veneers will be removed and the new veneers will be bonded to your teeth.
- Homecare: Take care of your new veneers just as you would your regular teeth. Brush and floss twice a day, visit the dentist for your bi-annual teeth cleanings, and avoid sugary snacks or drinks. Veneers only cover the front of the tooth, so your chewing surfaces of the teeth and the inner surfaces are all your natural tooth surfaces and are susceptible to cavities and decay.
Meet Your Veneers Specialists
Dr. Collins graduated from LSU School of Dentistry and is a Certified Invisalign® Specialist—Premier Dentist, a Certified Lumineers® Dentist, and a Certified Snap-On Smile® Dentist.
Dr. Monica Azer
Dr. Azer completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received the John C. Kois Award for Clinical Excellence. After completing her residency, she moved back to her hometown to serve the community that has molded her so much over the years.
Dr. Michael Rolfes
Dr. Michael Rolfes practices restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry while focusing on making dental experiences comfortable for every patient at every visit.
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Below is just some of the dental veneers work we've completed at Collins Dental. Schedule your consultation today!Schedule Dental Veneers Consultation
Interested in Veneers?
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Dental Veneers FAQ
Do you have to shave down my teeth?
Yes—we have to remove some of the natural tooth structure as it helps prepare the tooth for fitting and bonding of your veneers. Typically, we remove about 0.5 mm off the tooth for porcelain veneers and slightly less for Lumineers. For reference, teeth are teeth typically 5-12 mm thick before the procedure.
How thick are veneers?
It depends on which style you get. Veneers can be as thick as 3-4 mm to improve esthetics. Traditional porcelain veneers are usually about 1mm thick, while Lumineers are much thinner. Lumineers use a very thin and durable ceramic material that is usually only about 0.5mm thick.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are designed to function as a permanent replacement for your teeth. Typically, they last between 10-20 years. How long your veneers last will depend on how well you take care of your teeth, with brushing/flossing, avoiding opening things with your teeth, and visiting your dentist regularly.
How many veneers do I need?
You can get veneers on one tooth or every tooth. The number of veneers you need all depends on your desired smile outcome and appearance.
Do I need to have temporaries?
Yes. The temporary veneers will look and function as your permanent veneers will. The process of temporary veneers lets us ensure that they are the desired shape, size, and look of your dreams before permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth. This lets us complete any adjustments before finalizing your smile.
If you have temporary veneers you should brush gently and stay away from hard, sticky, chewy, or crunchy food.