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By Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
May 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Dental VeneersVeneers offer a simple solution when you're concerned about small flaws in your teeth. Our Kissimmee and Hunters Creek, FL, dentist, Dr. Adel Mansour, cares for your smile and offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that will help you look your best.

Veneers keep flaws undercover

Veneers are designed to hide the little imperfections that occur on the fronts of your teeth. The restorations are crafted of translucent porcelain and are made to fit or enhance the shape of your teeth. Veneers are incredibly thin, yet offer excellent coverage for flaws. Before you receive your veneers, a small amount of enamel will be removed to ensure the optimum fit for your new restorations. You'll return to your Kissimmee and Hunters Creek dentists' office for your second appointment a week or two later. During the appointment, slight adjustments will be made to the veneers, then they'll be cemented to your teeth.

Veneers conceal many smile issues

Dentists use versatile veneers to hide many flaws and imperfections that appear on the front surfaces of your teeth. Are you self-conscious about a chipped tooth? Veneers conceal chips and other types of imperfections that affect tooth enamel, such as shallow cracks, pits, or bumps.

A discolored tooth is noticeable the instant you smile. Unfortunately, brushing or whitening treatments have no effect if discoloration occurs due to tetracycline usage or certain dental problems or treatments. Your new veneer will be the same color as nearby teeth to ensure that your smile is finally uniform.

Veneers are a good option if you want a whiter smile but don't want to whiten your teeth every few years. The restorations are available in any shade of white you prefer, allowing you to determine the ultimate level of whiteness for your smile.

Veneers extend teeth, whether they're naturally short or have decreased in length due to a grinding or clenching habit. Pairing veneers with a nightguard can reduce the risk that you'll break your new veneers if you continue to grind or clench your teeth.

The restorations are also used to completely change the shape or length of a tooth. In fact, covered a crooked or oddly shaped tooth with a veneer is an easy way to transform your smile.

Enhance your smile with veneers! Call our Kissimmee and Hunters Creek, FL, dentist, Dr. Mansour, at (407) 483-9990 to schedule your appointment.

By Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
November 05, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

You have a problem with your teeth. Functionally, there's nothing wrong with them — but it's another story when you look in the mirror: discoloration, wearing or maybe a slight gap between them.

Fortunately, you don't have to settle for a smile you're not happy with. Less costly than crowns or bridgework, porcelain veneers can nonetheless correct many mild to moderate cosmetic problems with teeth and transform them into an attractive smile.

Like the name implies, a veneer is made of thin layers of dental material custom-designed and bonded to the outside of a tooth. Veneers can correct problems with color, tooth shape and size, and mild misalignments or spacing. It's akin to installing new siding on a house.

To begin your journey with veneers, we must first examine your teeth to fully assess your dental needs and ensure you have no issues that could prevent applying them. Then, we prepare your teeth: although not to the extent as for a crown or bridge, we must remove a small amount of tooth material so the veneer will appear natural and not bulky.

We then make an impression mold of your prepared teeth that a dental technician will use to create your veneers. During this process they build up layer after layer of liquid porcelain until they achieve the right thickness, shape and color to match your teeth.

In the meantime, we can fit you with a temporary set of veneers made of acrylic plastic so you can chew, speak and smile normally. These provisional veneers also give you and your friends and family a chance to see what your new smile will look like.

When your veneers are ready, we'll create micro-etches in your teeth that will help keep the veneer secure after we've bonded them. Once bonded, the veneer will feel like an inseparable part of the tooth and look it too. No one except you and us need know you're wearing veneers.

If you take care of them — keeping up daily hygiene habits, not biting into hard surfaces, and visiting us regularly for checkups — your veneers can last for many years. And so will that beautiful, new smile.

If you would like more information on porcelain veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Veneers.”

By Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
February 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Caring for your dental veneers.

You have your new porcelain veneers and you love how they look! Now, when you smile at people, they smile back. You look younger veneersand feel great about yourself. It’s time to learn how to take care of your new dental veneers to make sure they will always look beautiful. Dr. Adel Mansour at Central Florida Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Kissimmee, Florida wants to make sure you know everything about caring for your new smile!

You should be gentle on your veneers, but make sure you keep them clean by practicing the same good habits you do with your other teeth:

  • Floss daily to protect the health of your gums and prevent decay.
  • Brush with a soft toothbrush 2 to 3 times per day, especially after eating and before you go to sleep.
  • Buying a sonic toothbrush is helpful because vibrating toothbrushes are excellent for tiny, hard-to-clean areas of your mouth.

Visit Dr. Mansour in Kissimmee regularly so he can make sure your veneers have no problems and are still just as perfect as when you received them. His hygienist can also check your gums and polish your veneers with a mild paste to make them sparkle.

Porcelain veneers will last for years, but remember NOT to use them as tools, opening up bags and tearing things apart. Try not to bite into hard food, chew ice or bite your fingernails.

If you play contact sports, it’s important to always wear a sports guard to protect your teeth and of course, your beautiful veneers. If you grind or clench your teeth, contact Dr. Mansour and you may be fitted with a nightguard, because grinding is very hard on porcelain veneers.

You have made an excellent investment in your dental veneers. They will give you many years of beautiful service, but you need to treat them well. To find out more about caring for your dental veneers, call Dr. Adel Mansour at Central Florida Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Kissimmee, Florida. He can tell you all there is to know about your dental veneers and help you explore the world of cosmetic dentistry. Find out more about your smile and call today!

By Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
September 26, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Smile ImageLet’s face it, not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but thanks to the development of cosmetic dentistry, people can change their smile into a smile they are proud to show off.  From minor cosmetic changes to an entire smile makeover, your dentist can perform an array of procedures to help improve your smile.  Some common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
  • Teeth whitening and bleaching
  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Contouring and shaping

Veneers Drastically Change Your Smile

If your teeth are cracked, stained, uneven or chipped, veneers may be the perfect option for transforming the most damaged smile.  Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of your teeth.  These thin, porcelain shells are custom-designed by your dentist to perfectly cover and match your natural smile to mask most any dental blemish, including stains and cracks. In some cases, veneers are even a viable alternative to braces.
The procedure requires little to no anesthesia and can be an ideal choice for improving the appearance of your front teeth. Veneers are commonly used to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve your smile as a whole.  Compared to many treatment options, veneers will last a long time, up to 20 years, and correct the alignment of your smile by covering damaged or misshapen teeth.

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

People choose cosmetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons—to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just to improve their overall appearance.  But what if you have a missing tooth, or teeth? With advancements in dentistry, you can now replace missing teeth with implant dentistry.  

Dental implants are used in dentistry to:

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth
  • Support a bridge
  • Eliminate the need for a removable partial denture
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable

Teeth Whitening Procedures Create a Brighter, Whiter Smile

After years of drinking tea, coffee, or soda, it is not uncommon for you to develop a discolored smile.  Even bad habits such as smoking can darken your once white smile. With teeth whitening, eliminating stains and enhancing your natural white can produce dramatic results in as little as an hour.  In-office teeth bleaching performed by a professional dentist involves applying a bleaching gel to the teeth and activating the whitening solution with special lighting for approximately 30 minutes.
Once the bleaching gel has penetrated the stains, it is rinsed off.  Your dentist will provide you with trays, custom designed to perfectly fit your teeth so that you can continue the bleaching process at home with a less powerful gel. By using the gel and the trays on a regular basis, you can touch up and continue the bleaching process. Or, if some years later you notice your teeth shade fading, you can use the trays and gel to bleach again, without having to go through the in-office procedure.
Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for people who are unhappy with their teeth.  If you are one of the many people who desire a change in your smile, make an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Kissimmee and Hunters Creek for more information on your available options.  A beautiful smile is within reach with cosmetic dentistry. 
Do you have beautiful, white teeth as a result of any of these procedures? We would love to hear about your experience!
By Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
November 26, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, porcelain laminate veneers can whiten, brighten and even help straighten your teeth! Made of a thin layer of dental ceramic, porcelain veneers are physically bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, immediately enhancing your smile.

If you are considering a smile makeover, here are some other facts about porcelain laminate veneers that you might find interesting:

  • Dental porcelain is used to create veneers that mimic natural tooth enamel perfectly. They require the removal of a minimal amount of surface enamel before application — about 0.5 millimeters to be exact. Because of this reduction, porcelain laminates are considered to be an irreversible treatment. The end results are high-strength, durable, and natural looking translucent tooth-like restorations.
  • Fabricating a set of porcelain laminate veneers typically takes about a week, although times can vary. We will work closely with you and our dental laboratory technician to determine the exact color, shade and brightness that will best match your expectations for a new smile.
  • Porcelain laminate veneers are the best restorative option if you have teeth that are in good position and alignment. They are also an excellent solution if you have small gaps between your teeth, or if your teeth are asymmetrically shaped or discolored. Porcelain laminate veneers cannot correct poor tooth position, bite relations or a poor profile. In these cases, orthodontic treatment may be necessary first.
  • Porcelain laminate veneers can last anywhere from 7 to 20 years especially if the teeth they are bonded to don't undergo any major changes like gum line shrinkage, which may expose the root surfaces of the teeth.
  • Due to their glass-like structure porcelain veneers can break. You should avoid doing things that might stress them, like opening pistachio nuts with your teeth or eating candy apples.

If you would like to discuss improving your smile with us using these impeccable restorations, please call our office today to schedule a consultation. To learn more about porcelain laminate veneers, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Smile Design Enhanced With Porcelain Veneers.”