What are Veneers?

In this video, Dr. Victor Apel, a dedicated Melbourne veneer dentist discusses the different types of porcelain veneers and how they are used to make your smile full and bright.

I’ve had patients ask me about, what are veneers? Veneers are thin layers that go over the front of the tooth to change either the color, the shape, or the size of a particular tooth to give it and the rest of the teeth the smile that a person really wants to have. Some people have asked about Lumineers. Lumineers are just thinner versions of porcelain veneers themselves.

The difference between them not only is the thickness of the material, but the durability. Where Lumineers are thinner, there’s less tooth preparation, but they can chip and crack. Regular veneers, prepped properly and bonded properly, can last a good long time for an individual, as long as they take good care of it, which would include regular maintenance and visits to the dentist to have them cleaned properly.

So if you’ve had any issues and you’d like to change your smile, to have that smile that you’ve always wanted, give us a call at Designing Smiles. We’ll do an evaluation to tell you what may be the best option for you.


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Dr. Apel has been in practice in Melbourne since 1988. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Dental Medicine, a facility for training physicians and dentists. He maintained a successful private practice in Louisville for five years, but Florida’s pleasant climate and the promise of year-round outside activities brought the Apels to the sunshine state.

Dr. Apel is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Brevard County Dental Society, the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, and recently earned his fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association. He also maintains ongoing professional relationships with recognized researchers and clinicians.

Dr. Apel is dedicated to providing you with the latest proven treatment methods, participates regularly in courses and seminars and is now a Mini Implant Center of America (MDICA) providing you with revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry.

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