Do you feel unhappy with your smile? Feeling unhappy with the way your teeth look can cause you to stop smiling and have low self-esteem. Neither one of these things is good. Thankfully, there are many different treatments that are on the market that can improve your smile. Dental veneers are being used to help people who have chipped, cracked, and crooked teeth. If this is a dental treatment that you are considering and you live in or near Tampa, FL, Dr. Saylor can help you.
Cosmetic dentistry is more popular now than it has ever been in any other time in history. There are multiple reasons for this. First, the tools and materials that cosmetic dentists have at their disposal are much more advanced and affordable than they used to be. Many cosmetic treatments can be done during just one visit and dramatically change a person’s appearance. Social media has also done a lot to make people more aware of their appearance and want to take steps to improve it. If you regularly have photos uploaded to social media sites by your friends or family members and you do not like the way you look, you know how embarrassing it can be. Thankfully, cosmetic treatments are available to help.
Learn More About Dental Veneers
There are quite a few options that are available to help individuals who are dealing with teeth that are discolored, crooked, misshapen, broken, or chipped. The treatment that is best for you is going to be determined when you visit our Tampa, FL office. Dr. Saylor will be able to examine your teeth and overall health and then give recommendations that are based on your personal circumstances.
You can think of a veneer like a shell. They are usually made of composite or porcelain materials. They are designed to fit right over the top of your natural teeth. They are perfect for helping individuals who have cracked or chipped teeth. While this option is a great solution for many who are looking to improve their smile, it is not the right choice for everyone. It is good to learn as much as you can about this treatment and the other treatments that we have available before moving forward with any of them.
It is good for our clients to know that some of that enamel of their natural teeth may need to be removed in order to have the dental veneer fitted over it. We remove as little as possible in order for you to keep your natural teeth intact. Some enamel needs to be removed in order for the shell to fit and bond properly with your natural teeth. As you are making your decision about if this is the right option for you, you should know that once enamel has been removed, it cannot be restored. This treatment has been able to help thousands of people, but it is good for clients to know that it is designed to be a permanent treatment.
If you decide to go with this option, you are going to receive temporary veneers while the permanent ones are being prepared. The reason why we offer a temporary shell is because we want to customize the treatment in order to fit your needs and to give you the best results possible. So in order to walk away completely satisfied, it is likely that you will need to schedule two appointments with Dr. Saylor. At the end of your second visit, you may be surprised by how nice your teeth look. You may never have imagined that you could look that good.
You want to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine during your treatment. You still will want to brush after eating and floss on a regular basis. This is necessary in order to get rid of plaque and residue that can hide between the teeth. In order for any cosmetic dental treatment to be successful, an individual needs to maintain a healthy at-home oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Saylor is proud to offer DURAthin. This is a form of treatment that does not require that much preparation to the teeth. This is a great option for individuals who are dealing with discoloration, chips, and crookedness. An individual can walk away from a treatment like this without sacrificing much of the existing enamel on their teeth.
You may feel more comfortable with the idea of using a treatment like DURAthin. If you do not have to sacrifice any of your enamel, you probably do not want to. In order for us to know which option is better for you, you need to schedule a consultation and have your teeth examined. Some individuals make perfect candidates for DURAthin, while others make better candidates for traditional veneers. There are benefits that come from using both treatments, and we would be happy to discuss them with you when you visit us in our Tampa, FL office.
Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments
It is good for our clients to be familiar with the other treatments that we offer in order for them to be aware and then make a decision about the best one for their personal circumstances. We offer general dental health treatments that include pain-free dentistry and TMJ treatments. We also offer a variety of cosmetic treatments that include same-day crowns, Invisalign®, tooth whitening, dental bonding, dental implants, and bite correction.
The teeth whitening services that we offer are superior to what a person would get when they use at-home whitening treatments. The professional-grade products that we have access to will provide dramatic results. Because you are working with professionals, you can feel absolutely confident knowing that your teeth are not going to be damaged during the treatment. If you decide to have veneers, it may be a good idea for you to also have a teeth whitening session. This is something that you can talk about with the dentist. We may want to get all of the teeth besides the ones that will be covered in shells down to a whiter shade as opposed to yellow or brown shades. Then we will be able to match the material that is used for the shell in order to give you a bright, white smile.
Another consideration that may be made when you visit us is some type of orthodontic treatment. Some individuals make good candidates for traditional metal braces. These definitely have their benefits. However, not every person is interested in using metal braces, especially professionals. In this case, we may recommend using Invisalign®. This treatment is designed to straighten a person’s teeth by placing aligners over them. The goal is to slowly move the teeth into a position that is more natural and attractive. Professionals usually feel more comfortable using this option because the aligners are not even noticeable.
Another benefit of using Invisalign® is that you can still brush and floss like normal because the aligners can be removed whenever you want. You can even take them out on special occasions if you do not want them to be noticeable. Individuals who have used this treatment have been able to correct crooked teeth more quickly than when using traditional metal braces.
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Our goal is to give you a more attractive and healthy smile. We have a variety of treatment options available to help you reach these goals. Dr. Saylor is committed to advanced training and has mastered cosmetic dentistry. He has shown exceptional skill in dealing with complex problems like multiple missing teeth and bite issues. When you schedule a consultation with him, you can feel comfortable asking him questions about his training and experience. Take time to read reviews by individuals who have visited him before. If you are planning to have complex dental issues addressed, you can ask to see before and after photographs of individuals who the dentist has worked on. This will give you a good idea of the type of results that you can expect.
If you live in the Tampa, FL area and are thinking about dental veneers or other cosmetic treatments, set up an initial evaluation at the office of Larry Saylor, DMD. We want you to feel completely comfortable in our office. We will examine your teeth and listen closely as you explain your concerns. Then we will lay out the options that we feel are best for your circumstances. In many cases, treatment can begin on the same day of the initial consultation. We want to help you improve your smile and boost your self-confidence. The treatments that we have available will help us to do just that. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Brandon, FL.