Hello Everyone,

This is a message from Dr Maria Dolores Hayeck.

I would like to give you an update on what we are doing in response to the Corona Virus crisis that is gripping our nation. We have been serving our patients with much care and diligence for many years. After much thought and considerations and following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to keep social distance, we have decided to temporarily suspend our services for the safety of our patients, the staff and the community at large.

Due to the fluctuating nature of the situation we are unable to provide you with a definite date when we will be able to resume our services. We will however remain available for consultation by phone and any emergency that may arise. In the meantime it is our sincerest hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy and follow any ongoing recommendations of the CDC.

Sincerely

Maria Dolores Hayeck DDS

Porcelain Veneers in Coral Gables & Miami, FL

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells of ceramic that are custom-fit and bonded to the front of the teeth. They can create a white, even, and attractive smile.

What Do Veneers Do?

Veneers make it possible to correct a variety of problems, including:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Yellowing or stains
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Small holes or pits in teeth
  • Uneven or undersized teeth

Types Of Veneers

Porcelain Or Indirect Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a laboratory and applied to the teeth. They resist stains better than composite veneers and better simulate the shine of natural teeth. Two appointments are required for this process: one for taking an impression, and a second for preparing the natural teeth and placing the veneers once they have been created. Lumineers® and Vivaneers® are two types of porcelain veneers that are so thin they don’t require any tooth-buffing before placement.

Composite Or Direct Veneers

Composite veneers are much faster and more efficient than porcelain veneers. They can be set and fixed within one visit and cost significantly less money. Composite veneers are thinner and require less removal of the tooth surface before placement. They can expand and contract with natural fluctuations in tooth size, which makes it the perfect choice for repairing fractured teeth.

The Veneer Procedure

The placement of porcelain veneers will require three appointments for the following:

Diagnosis And Treatment Planning

During this appointment, your dentist will examine the teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate. An X-ray may also be taken at this time. The dentist will also discuss the corrective abilities and limitations of the procedure, as well as provide the patient an opportunity to take an active role in designing and discussing the restorative veneer process.

Preparation

At the second appointment, the teeth receiving the veneers are lightly buffed to prepare the surface for proper adhesion. The tooth is typically reduced by approximately one half of a millimeter. An impression is taken of the teeth and sent to the lab for creation of the custom-made veneer. A temporary veneer can be placed if the patient is uncomfortable with the appearance of the natural teeth. The veneer is usually ready one to two weeks later.

Bonding

At the third appointment, the dentist will test the veneers onto the teeth with water or glycerin to determine that they are perfect in fit and color. The color of the veneer can still be adjusted at this time by altering the shade of the cement used to adhere it. Once the color is finalized, chemicals are applied to the tooth to optimize the bonding. Dental cement is then applied between the teeth and veneer. Finally, a special light is used to quickly harden the cement.

Care And Maintenance Of Veneers

Veneers should be treated just like natural teeth. They should be brushed and flossed regularly. Porcelain or Composite veneers will not be damaged by brushing and flossing, although using non-abrasive toothpaste is recommended.

New veneers will help achieve the goal of improving the appearance of teeth. With proper home care and regular dental visits, patients will experience long lasting success with their new veneers and smile.

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Maria-Dolores Hayeck D.D.S
336 Sevilla Ave,
Coral Gables FL 33134
(305) 444-2120
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336 Sevilla Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-2120