What is Porcelain Veneers?

Today we’re going to talk about porcelain veneers. Did you know that a recent Dear Doctor survey found that over 80% of people are dissatisfied with their smiles? If you are unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin layers of super-strong porcelain. When bonded to your teeth, they can create a natural looking, beautiful new surface.

Porcelain veneers do for your smile what replacement siding does for your home. Sometimes the surface of a house becomes weathered and worn, and a makeover with new siding can do wonders. The same is true for your smile. To increase your “curb appeal”, you can simply replace the visible surface of your teeth, an instant improvement that makes a big difference. So, how do you achieve this? You first need a consultation with a dentist who performs cosmetic procedures to decide whether porcelain veneers are right for you. This will include a discussion of your goals and objectives, and what you like and dislike about your smile.

Porcelain veneers can correct many cosmetic problems. They can improve the size, shape, and color of teeth. They can also close spaces between teeth as well as lengthen or shorten teeth. Not bad for such a tiny layer of material! There are two types of veneers: Traditional and No-prep. Traditional veneers are extremely versatile and the most commonly used technique. Your dentist will prepare the tooth for the veneer by removing a small portion of the surface enamel, creating room for a new layer of porcelain. Because enamel is removed, this treatment is not reversible. No-prep or prep less veneers do not require any surface removal and are therefore reversible. These ultra-thin coverings are bonded onto your existing tooth enamel.

However, there are limitations to this procedure. Your dentist will advise you on which type is best for you. Sometimes a combination of both techniques is required. Minor orthodontics and/or whitening may also be helpful to achieve the optimal result. Your dentist will explain your treatment options, estimate how long it will take, and of course, what it will cost. There are even ways for you to preview your new smile before the final work is done! Once you and your dentist have agreed upon a plan of action, the dentist will work with a skilled laboratory technician to artistically create each veneer.

Rest assured that either procedure is virtually painless and can be completed in as little as two visits. Best of all, your new veneers should appeal completely natural. Although they are super-strong, porcelain veneers are not indestructible. You should avoid hard and sticky foods. If you grind your teeth at night, wear a night guard to protect your beautiful new smile. With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last 20 years or more. Schedule an appointment with a dentist to learn more about the exciting possibilities of a smile enhanced with veneers.

Testimonials

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Highly Recommend! This place is clean, friendly, professional, and punctual! I interacted with Alex, Dr. Amir, and Sarah. Had genuine conversations with me, gentle with the cleaning process, and spoke about my concerns in depth. Any questions or concerns you may have, this place can guide you towards the right direction. It was my first visit at this dentist office and I will make it my only dentist practice. They don't rush you out, they make you feel comfortable. Great staffing. If you're looking for a professional dentists office, come here.
Sofia Sanchez
Sofia Sanchez
16:00 30 Jan 18
Being new to the area Feather Sound Smiles was recommended to me. My first visit went smoothly and I couldn’t say enough good things about Dr. Daoud and his staff. They were super nice, friendly and very professional. They have the latest technology on site and my root canal took only a couple of hours from start to finish. I walked out with my permanent crown in place. Phenomenal job!
nada mishrik
nada mishrik
17:53 09 Jan 18
Absolutely love this dental team! Was totally afraid of going to the dentist after multiple horrid experiences (drilling through tooth, left a particle under a filling, numbed my mouth, allergic reaction). But alas, teeth need to be cared for. Been coming to this office since 2011, absolutely love the team, especially Sarah! She is always so thorough and helpful. I especially like how they don't try to "sell" me anything new and provide me with a tooth care/maintenance plan to help my teeth get healthier between visits. Recommend them to all my friends and family!
Ingrid Rodriguez
Ingrid Rodriguez
02:07 28 Dec 17
This office is clean, comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly and caring! I had a great experience and won’t go anywhere else! I would recommend them to anyone. If you don’t like going to the dentist you should definitely try Feather Sound, they will make you feel right at home! Dr. Daoud was extremely knowledgeable and Emily the hygienist was a pleasure.
Rachel Fontana
Rachel Fontana
02:51 19 Dec 17
Fantastic service from everyone. Establishing as a new patient was an enjoyable process. I went in for a cleaning and was told my mouth was "boring." They gave great information and didn't offer anything I didn't need. Glad I found them.
Matt Schneller
Matt Schneller
16:16 29 Nov 17
Excellent experience on my first visit today.! Dr. Daoud was very knowledgeable, personable and up front about my dental needs. Every person I encountered was extremely friendly, warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. I have had an astounding number of dental/orthodontic treatments in my life and this was by far one of my best experiences all around.
Mandy Paige
Mandy Paige
02:52 22 Nov 17
I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Daoud and his dentistry practice. He and his his staff are excellent, always friendly and extremely professional. His practice epitomizes the next generation in general and cosmetic dentistry. His technology is far superior to any other dentist I've experienced. More impressive is his care and attention to each patient. That's why our entire family has switched and are now patients. I feel comfortable saying he's the best dentist in the Tampa Bay area.
vincent fabrizzi
vincent fabrizzi
23:17 23 Oct 17
We just moved back to the area and our son recommended Dr. Daoud. For those of you that actually read these...I too had a filling drilled out and refilled. After an accident in the early 70's, I've had copious amounts of dental work completed. Old work sometimes, has to be replaced and with the technology today, the filling replaced yesterday will probably be outlast the car I bought last year and cost a lot less. Lynda greeted me with an early morning smile, Alex led me through the procedures and assisted Dr. Daoud with my filling, and Sara made my cleaning, irrigation, fluoride treatment a dream. Thank you for my first appointment being so comfortable and professional!
tim miller
tim miller
14:04 18 Oct 17
Thank you for taking great care of our family! Invisalign was well worth it, Our smiles thank you.
Lauren Gavrelis
Lauren Gavrelis
02:16 21 Sep 17
A friend recommended this dentist. They were kind, thorough, detailed, and very welcoming. The best part they actually cared.
mary gill
mary gill
11:37 13 Jul 17
Great Dentist! Dr Daoud did a procedure to remove two teeth and place dental implants. He took the time and fully explained each step of the process. Very knowledgeable and I feel I received the best and most advanced care available for dental implants. He did a great job and I am very happy with the procedure and everyone in the office was very professional, friendly and did a great job.
Jeff Brunozzi
Jeff Brunozzi
22:48 22 Jun 17
Dr Amir Daoud is hands down one of the best dentists we have ever met. He treated my husband and we're very happy with his quality of work, his personable mannerism, and the lengths that he takes to make sure his patients are okay. We highly recommended him.
Yolanda Moayedi
Yolanda Moayedi
20:37 20 Jun 17
This practice truly stands out among all of the places I have been. From exceptional hygienists who go the extra mile to make sure your experience is a good one, to Dr. Dauod taking the time to explain the treatment options that are best for you. It is has been evident on numerous occasions that his advice to me had my best interest at heart. I have had bad experiences with other practices in the past who have tried to put their bottom line first, so it is refreshing to have finally found an establishment that I can truly trust. Thank you for everything!
Mark Stone
Mark Stone
19:20 21 May 17

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Clearwater FL 33762
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