Veneers Specialist

Alka  D. Tiwary, DDS -  - General Dentist

WestBay Dental

Alka D. Tiwary, DDS

General Dentist & Aesthetics located in Tampa, FL

Veneers are a simple dental cosmetic solution that can fix many common smile flaws, including discoloration and crooked teeth. Alka Tiwary, DDS, at WestBay Dental in Tampa, Florida, is a cosmetic dental specialist who offers many cosmetic procedures to improve the look of your teeth, including veneers. To schedule a consultation to learn how veneers can improve your smile, contact the office by phone or online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin tooth-colored shells Dr. Tiwary uses to cover up many smile flaws to improve your appearance. The shells are custom designed to meet your specific needs and goals and can change the shape, color, or size of your teeth to create a more perfect smile.

Can veneers help me?

Dr. Tiwary determines if veneers are the best choice for you during your cosmetic dentistry consultation. The simple cosmetic treatment can fix many smile concerns, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth

Dr. Tiwary uses veneers to fix one tooth or several teeth, depending on your aesthetic needs and goals. Veneers may also help strengthen and protect your teeth, especially when used to cover up chips or cracks.

Though veneers can fix many flaws, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic treatment if you grind your teeth or have active gum disease. 

In addition to veneers, Dr. Tiwary offers other dental cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening and crowns. Together, she can help you determine the treatment that best meets your goals.

What can I expect during the placement of my veneers?

Though veneers are a simple solution to your cosmetic concerns, you may require at least two visits to the office for placement of the thin shells. During your first visit, Dr. Tiwary shapes the surface of your tooth to create room for the thin shell and then takes a mold of your teeth, which is used to create your custom veneers.

Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Tiwary has you return to the office so she can bond the shells to your teeth using a special dental cement and curing light. Once the veneers are securely bonded to your teeth, she carefully shapes them to improve comfort and make them look like your natural teeth.

How long do veneers last?

With good oral care, your veneers can keep your smile flawless for several years. Dr. Tiwary recommends daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings to prolong the life of your veneers. Chewing on your nails and ice may damage your veneers and should be avoided.

However, when needed, Dr. Tiwary can replace your shells to help you maintain your flawless smile.

To learn more about veneers and how they can fix your smile issues, call WestBay Dental or book an appointment online today.