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By James C. Lewis, DMD
October 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   Damaged Teeth  

VeneersWould your smile be more attractive if you didn't have a discolored tooth or a tiny, but very noticeable, chip? Veneers, offered by your New Port Richey, FL, dentist, Dr. James Lewis, provide an excellent way to hide minor flaws that can affect your smile.

Keep Imperfections out of Sight

If "keep it simple" is your motto, you'll appreciate the simplicity of the veneer process. The fingernail-thin porcelain shells only cover the fronts of your teeth, which means there's no extensive preparation or long, complicated procedures. In fact, your New Port Richey dentist will only need to remove a very tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure a perfect fit.

Flaws Disappear

Small flaws may not affect the function of your teeth but they can make you feel a little less confident. Thanks to veneers, boosting your self-esteem is easy. Chips, cracks, pits, bumps, or other unattractive flaws disappear from view the instant you receive your restorations.

Hate Your Gaps? Veneers Can Help

Gaps between teeth may be cute when you're younger, but you may find them less attractive when you're an adult. Veneers conceal slight gaps, completely transforming your smile. (For larger gaps, braces are the best option.)

Fix Oddly Shaped Teeth

You would think that every one of your teeth would look pretty much the same, but that's not always the case. Sometimes, one or two teeth are crooked, misshapen, twisted or pointed. Fortunately, it's easy to make problem teeth look more uniform simply by applying a veneer or two.

Extend Short Teeth

Has your nighttime grinding session shortened a few of your teeth? Whether a tooth is naturally short or the problem occurred due to grinding, short teeth can be easily lengthened with veneers.

A Whiter Smile Can Be Yours with Veneers

Would you like a smile as white as your favorite TV star's? Actors and actresses prefer veneers because they offer a stain-resistant, long-term whitening option. Whether you want to white your entire smile or conceal a single discolored tooth, you'll want to consider veneers.

Upgrade your smile today by calling New Port Richey dentist Dr. James Lewis at (727) 372-7887 to schedule an appointment.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
February 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Your smile is one of your most important features. Unfortunately, if your teeth are damaged, discolored or unattractive, you may not want toveneers share your smile with the world. Our Trinity and New Port Richey, FL, dentist, Dr. James Lewis, explains how veneers can change the appearance of your teeth.

Veneers offer smile-changing possibilities

Small flaws in your smile can be easily concealed with the addition of porcelain veneers. The thin, tooth-shaped shells are cemented on to the fronts of your teeth, providing excellent coverage for minor damage and imperfections. Veneers are an excellent cosmetic option if your teeth are healthy and in good condition.

How veneers can transform your smile

Veneers cover up the things you don't like about your smile. They make minor imperfections that are extremely noticeable disappear, such as cracks, chips, and uneven surfaces. Even gaps between teeth can be treated with veneers. Adding a few veneers to your teeth closes up slight spaces between teeth, improving your smile.

Veneers are very popular with people who have discolored teeth. Teeth tend to change color if you've experienced some sort of trauma, such as a blow to your mouth, or if you took the antibiotic tetracycline as a child. Some dental treatments, including root canals and large fillings, can also cause teeth to darken. Adding a veneer to a discolored tooth instantly lightens and brightens it.

When your teeth vary widely in shape or size, veneers can be a good solution. They increase uniformity and are an excellent solution if a few teeth have become shorter due to grinding. If you're a grinder, you'll want to start wearing a nightguard when you receive your veneers. The nightguard, which is constructed from an impression taken in our Trinity and New Port Richey area office, prevents damage to your veneers and teeth due to grinding or clenching.

If you're unhappy with the results of teeth whitening or don't want to whiten your teeth every few years, veneers may be a better option. Veneers are available in a vast array of shades of white, making it possible to choose the ideal shade for your smile. Using lighter or darker dental cement will also help you achieve the level of whiteness you prefer.

Revamp your smile with veneers! Call our Trinity and New Port Richey, FL, dentist, Dr. Lewis, at (727) 372-7887 to schedule your appointment.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
February 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers are a key part of a complete smile makeover -- especially when other treatments like braces or tooth whitening won't help your veneerscase. No matter your cosmetic problem, there’s a good chance that veneers can fix it. Here are a few of the most attractive advantages of getting veneers at the office of Dr. James Lewis in New Port Richey, FL.

Covers Up Even the Worst Imperfections
The great thing about veneers is that they can cover up a wide array of dental problems. When you smile, only the front side of your front teeth are visible and that is where the veneers are bonded. Here are a few common issues that may call for veneers:

- Broken or chipped teeth.
- Teeth that are too small, causing gaps.
- Intrinsic staining (at the inner layers of the tooth) that can’t be bleached.
- Protruding or crowded teeth.

A Relatively Fast Procedure
After just two appointments at Dr. Lewis' New Port Richey office, you can go home with a new smile thanks to veneers. At the first appointment, the dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel, then take a mold of your teeth. That mold will allow a technician to create custom veneers. At the next appointment, the dentist will use a strong bonding agent to attach the veneers to your teeth, then contour and polish them to perfection. You’ll be amazed by how dramatically your smile has changed when you look in the mirror at the end of your appointment.

A Beautiful Smile for 20 Plus Years
After the veneers have been installed you'll have a beautiful smile for up to 20 years. The length of time they will last depends on your commitment to dental and oral health. Keep your veneers clean and free from debris. Also, floss thoroughly every day to reduce the chance of gingivitis or periodontitis—gum disease puts the tooth and the bonded veneer at risk.

Take the First Step
It's time to take the first step toward having a smile that you can feel good about. Call New Port Richey, FL, dentist, Dr. Lewis, at (727) 372-7887 today to talk about dental veneers.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
February 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Dr. James Lewis is a general dentist with over 15 years of experience serving the New Port Richey area. Veneers are a top-requested cosmetic service at his practice for patients who want a smile makeover. Learn how veneers can transform your smile from average Veneersto amazing in just a few appointments. 

Understanding Veneers
It’s definitely best to understand the dental service that you’re interested in before you have it done. Veneers are wafer-thin tooth coverings that can be shaped to perfectly fit into your smile. The veneer is commonly made of a very attractive, polished porcelain material that resembles the look of a tooth, so no one is the wiser. The veneer is supported by your existing tooth—your New Port Richey dentist must first do some work to the tooth to ensure that it will maintain its bond with the porcelain material.

How Veneers Transform Your Smile
Patients who are good candidates for veneers usually have some type of flaw that can’t be corrected with just orthodontics or a cleaning. For instance, as a person ages the teeth sometimes become discolored in deeper layers that can’t be affected with tooth whitening gel. Some patients have crooked or misshapen teeth that don’t fit in with the rest of the teeth. A veneer transforms the smile by providing a quick fix that covers these imperfections and makes the teeth look whiter, straighter and more even all at once.

Having Veneers Created
After modifying the existing tooth (or teeth), the dentist will take an impression of your smile and send it in to a lab for processing. A perfectly shaped veneer is created for each tooth in the treatment plan. After bonding them in place, the dentist may do some additional shaping and contouring before revealing your brand new “Hollywood” quality smile.

Get a New Smile this Year
If you’ve always wanted to improve your smile, why not make today the day to find out if veneers can help? Call (727) 372-7887 to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Lewis, a New Port Richey dentist who prides himself on providing patients with top-of-the-line dental services.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
November 07, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: New Port Richey   Veneers  
New Port Richey FL VeneersMost people feel nervous about going to the dentist for a routine checkup, so having a cosmetic procedure seems like an impossible feat. That said, getting the smile you have always wanted isn’t as difficult as you may believe. Our office is equipped to help Floridians get a perfect set of pearly whites with ease. For some, dental veneers may achieve this. And New Port Richey, veneers are nothing to be nervous about.
 
Veneers are one of the most popular dental enhancements among celebrities. You can see these cosmetic wonders just about everywhere, from Celine Dion to Tom Cruise. Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or plastic that is fused to your teeth to enhance their color and shape. Veneers are a more permanent solution to discoloration and can be an efficient alternative to dental implants or braces. Unlike implants, veneers are attached to your existing teeth. In most cases, only a small bit of enamel is shaved off to allow room for the veneers. For some patients, no prep may be required. Of course, the extent of your initial preparation depends on the issues you wish to treat.
 
Veneers can be used to treat gaps and crooked teeth as well. Braces treat gaps and crooked teeth structurally. They are the premier option for creating a straight smile without altering the makeup of your teeth. However, sometimes a person has relatively straight teeth with a couple exceptions or their teeth are discolored or they simply do not want to commit to orthodontics. We understand that every smile is different, so every treatment plan should be different too. Dental veneers usually take three sessions to complete that includes initial examination and preparation. That means you are potentially three visits away from your dream smile.
 
For more information on dental veneers New Port Richey, please visit the services page on our website or contact us at (727) 372-7887 to schedule a consultation.


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