veneers in Jacksonville

what are veneers?

Veneers are very thin, ceramic shells that are designed to cover up and restore your teeth. They are typically built to cover the front teeth, and can treat a wide variety of cosmetic flaws in your smile. This includes gaps between teeth, uneven teeth, significant tooth stains, and chipped teeth, to name just a few. 

Veneers are durable, highly versatile, and long lasting, and are often considered to be the best overall cosmetic dentistry treatment available. Contact your dentist in Jacksonville, FL now for an appointment, and see if veneers from Dr. Mariam Barikbin are right for you.

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Veneers are matched to the color of your teeth, and use porcelain materials that have the same translucence and strength as your real enamel. This makes them look completely seamless and natural.

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How does the veneers process work?

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cosmetic consultation

First, you will come and see Dr. Barikbin for a cosmetic consultation in Jacksonville. Veneers are a great choice, but they’re not your only option. At your appointment, Dr. Barikbin will examine your mouth, have an honest discussion about how your smile makes you feel, and discuss the cost and details of all of your options.

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tooth prep and impressions

If veneers are right for you, Dr. Barikbin will schedule a follow up. At this appointment, she will clean your teeth and numb your mouth. Then, she will remove some enamel from each tooth that’s getting a veneer, and take molds of your smile.

veneer manufacturing

You will get a set of temporary veneers to cover your teeth, and you will go home. Dr. Barikbin will send your smile molds to a dental lab, and work with them to build a set of natural-looking custom veneers that will fit into your smile perfectly.

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It usually takes 2-3 weeks for your veneers to be made. Once they arrive at your Jacksonville dentist, you’ll come back for your last appointment. Dr. Ortega will remove your temporary resin veneers, clean your teeth, then check the fit of each veneer, bonding each one in place with dental cement. Finally, your teeth will be polished, and you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.

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What are the benefits of Veneers?

First, veneers look extremely real and natural. They are made from tooth-like materials, and are designed to have grooves and other tiny details that make them look indistinguishable from real teeth. They also require minimal special care. Just brush twice daily and floss once daily, and make sure to see Dr. Barikbin for a checkup every six months.

Veneers also last a very long time, with a lifespan of up to 10-20 years with proper care. They also are made of nonporous ceramic materials, which means they will never become stained. 

Finally, they are highly versatile. In most cases, even the most extensive cosmetic problems can be quickly and easily treated with veneers, making them an excellent choice for most patients.

Does age matter when it comes to Veneers? 

No. As long as your teeth are healthy, you can get veneers at any age. In fact, veneers are very popular with older people. Restoring your smile with veneers can make you look younger and feel more confident, particularly if you have stained, yellowed, or worn-down teeth.

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About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and nearly 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth.

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Have questions about implant dentistry? Find answers here. 

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How are dental implants made?

A dental implant is made of two parts: a small, screw-shaped piece of titanium called the post, and the restoration, which is usually a dental crown and abutment. Posts are manufactured in a variety of pre-selected sizes to ensure each patient gets the right implant for their needs. In contrast, the restoration is completely custom-made. After your dentist in Jacksonville places your dental implant, they will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. 

There, a technician will create a long-lasting, durable dental implant restoration out of porcelain or another high-quality material. This restoration will be sent back to our office, and it will be attached to your dental implant, completing your implant procedure.

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How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants typically last up to 30 years or more with proper placement and care. In fact, it’s very common for patients to keep their implants for the rest of their lives. 

However, the dental implant restoration, such as a dental crown or set of overdentures, usually will not last this long. Your restoration is exposed to regular wear and tear from chewing, biting, and more, and may need to be replaced a few times over the years. 

Can dental implants get infected?

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It is possible for dental implants to become infected. This is known as “peri-implantitis.” However, this is a very rare complication, and it typically only occurs if the implant is not cared for and kept clean after surgery. 

You can avoid peri-implantitis by following your dentist’s instructions while recovering, and by brushing and flossing regularly after your implant has healed. 

Will dental implants stop bone loss?

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Yes. Bone loss occurs when your jaw bone is no longer stimulated by the natural pressure of chewing and biting. Your tooth transmits this force through the root and into your jaw bone, which keeps your jaw bone healthy. 

When you lose a tooth, this process stops, and the jaw bone tends to weaken. Since the post of the dental implant is placed directly into the jaw bone and acts as a tooth root, it restimulates your jaw bone by transmitting the force of chewing and biting once again.

Can dental implants be done in one day?

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Some types of dental implant systems can be done in one day. The restoration is usually temporary until you have fully healed from your dental implant placement surgery. This solution allows you to speak and eat normally, however, the restoration is temporary. 

As your mouth heals, you’ll attend appointments at your doctor’s office where impressions will be taken. These impressions will guide the manufacturing of your restoration. This permanent restoration will be a more durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking prosthetic than your temporaries.

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Dental implants are the only restorative option that preserves and stimulates your natural bone structure.

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