Dentistry is the known evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the jaw (mandible), the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent.
An Interview with Dr. George Kolos on Porcelain Veneers
Dr. George Kolos is a dentist and has answered some of the common questions Bizymoms visitors have about Porcelain Veneers.
Q. What are porcelain veneers?
A. A porcelain veneer (also called a laminate) is a thin glass-like shell of porcelain that fits on the front of a tooth. It has natural color and translucency. A veneer covers only the visible portion of a tooth, repairs minor tooth imperfections, straightens and lengthens a tooth and can conceal stained or discolored fillings. Veneers can be applied in just two visits, require little or no anesthesia and are well suited for repairing front teeth. Lumineers are veneers that are much thinner than traditional veneers. Because they are contact lens thin, Lumineer patients do not need extensive drilling or preparation. However, not everyone is a candidate for Lumineers. Lumineers are designed for minor chipping, misalignment, and discoloration of teeth. Every patient must be evaluated on an individual basis. In some cases, a combination of traditional veneers and Lumineers or Invisalign and Lumineers would be optimal to accomplish the desired result.
Q. How long do dental veneers last?
A. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable. They are nearly as strong as natural teeth. They can last an average of 10 years or more.
Q. Do dental veneers require special care?
A. Veneers are quite stain resistant. They require the same care as natural teeth, brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings.
Q. Are there alternatives to dental veneers?
A. The alternatives to porcelain veneers are composite bonding, Lumineers, all porcelain partial and full crowns.
Q. Do Veneers look natural?
A. Porcelain veneers have natural color, translucence, and texture. We use da Vinci Studios, the dental lab service for ABC’s Extreme Makeover and Fox’s the Swan.
Q. Does the veneer protect one’s tooth from decay?
A. The porcelain veneer resists decay. The uncovered natural tooth behind the veneer could be susceptible to tooth decay due to poor oral hygiene.
Q. What does a veneer cost?
A. The average price range for a porcelain veneer is $650-1300.
Q. How to contact Dr. Kolos if we have further questions?
7401 N. University Dr., Ste. 207
Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone: (888) 803-6337
Fax: (954) 726-4292