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Fort Myers Dental Care

Porcelain Veneers in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Dental Care

Fort Myers Dental Care

Porcelain veneers represent an outstanding way to get a more attractive smile; one that will look perfect, and essentially eliminate any and all of the imperfections that have made you feel self-conscious. Best of all, at McGregor Dental at McGregor Point, you will have your new veneers within a short time frame. It’s easy, effective, and virtually painless.

The reason that our Fort Myers dental care uses porcelain as the favored material is that there is so much to speak in favor of it. Porcelain is durable and long-lasting. It matches the color of your teeth near seamlessly. And it is resistant to stains, which is a huge plus if you eat or drink any of the common items that are known to discolor tooth material, or if you are a smoker. Now that we’ve established the benefits of porcelain, let’s talk about what veneers are. They are tiny shells that fit over the fronts of your teeth and are bonded to them. So they take the place of your teeth in terms of what people see. You only need them for the problem teeth, not for all your teeth. Our Fort Myers dental care takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to the dental lab, where they will use those impressions to create the number of veneers that you need. You will come back to our office and try them on. Do they fit right? Are they comfortable? Do they look the way you expected? Only when the answer to all three questions is yes will they be bonded. Doing so means filing a thin layer of tooth material off the fronts of the teeth getting veneers. As a result, your veneers will be even in depth with your other teeth and the overall appearance will be natural.

Our Fort Myers dental care is ready to provide you a renewed smile. Are you ready? If so, call us today.

McGregor Dental at McGregor Point
15271 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
(239) 321-5204

Villas Florida Dentist

General Dentist 33908

Your dental fillings are designed to stop your existing tooth decay, take up the space where your cavity was, and to allow you to go back to normal activity. Fillings can last for a long time, but for various reasons they can become weak or come loose. McGregor Dental at McGregor Point wants you to know that It is a wise idea to stay aware of any signs that could indicate that wear and tear of your fillings has led to them potentially loosening and becoming susceptible to falling out. Often, however, you will not be able to tell if your fillings are becoming weak or loose and that is just one more reason why a complete dental exam twice per year with our Villas Florida dentist, Dr. William J. Shorack, is recommended for all patients.

Cosmetic Dentist Villas

Cosmetic Dentist Villas

Regardless of what type of filling material was used, your teeth are exercised day in and day out, especially your back teeth because they take the brunt of the force exerted in chewing food. As a result, even the most sound and durable filling could start to wear down over time. In some cases, if the filling were to become loose, bacteria and food particles could find their way into the tiny space that is created in the gap between the loose filling and the original cavity. It is also possible that additional tooth decay in the same tooth could cause the cavity area to grow larger and that could be the cause of the problem. As noted earlier, you may not always be aware that this is happening, but do we on the lookout for a feeling that there is movement within your tooth, especially when you are eating. If you sense that your filling is loose, you could very well be right. Under such circumstances, do not wait for your regular dental exam. Instead, you should call us to schedule an appointment with our Villas Florida dentist right away.

You could also notice a toothache or tooth sensitivity as you would under normal circumstances when you have a cavity. What is most important to remember is that you should not ignore a weak or loose filling. Whatever the cause may be, the solution is always the same. Our Villas Florida dentist will examine the tooth and determine if a new filling is needed. Sometimes, if tooth decay has advanced too far, a crown may be needed to remedy the situation.

Dental Fillings Villas
15271 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
239-321-5204