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Porcelain veneers are a solution to cosmetic dental issues such as discolored, gapped, chipped or misaligned teeth. They are most often utilized in cases where a tooth or teeth are in otherwise healthy condition but need a small cosmetic fix to make the smile more aesthetically pleasing. If you want to boost your confidence by making your smile look better, then our dentists are ready to help you.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
Veneers porcelain are composed of layers of thin dental porcelain that mimic the tooth’s enamel. Dental veneers adhere to the surface of the tooth and make the outward appearance of your smile more beautiful. They are most often used as cosmetic treatment for people who have otherwise healthy teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are typically utilized to address issues like:
- Size and shape: If you have a chipped tooth or are worried about the overall size and shape of your teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to correct your issue. Dental veneers cover the front of the affected tooth in a secure manner. Veneers blend perfectly with your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have a veneer on the tooth. In addition to repairing chipped teeth, veneers can also be used to lengthen teeth. If you suffer from bruxism, or tooth grinding, your teeth may have become shorter in appearance. Veneers can assist in addressing the issue. If you’ve always thought that your teeth were too large, too small, too round or too square for the shape of your face, veneers can be used to change their shape.
- Tooth color: Many people have yellow, discolored or dingy teeth and feel incredibly self-conscious about it. Discoloration of the teeth can come about due to aging, using tobacco products, drinking certain beverages or taking certain medications. If you’ve pursued traditional whitening treatments and still haven’t received the results you desire, veneers can brighten your smile significantly. Not only can veneers restore your smile’s natural brightness, but they can also be chosen in shades that are several shades brighter than your natural teeth.
- Alignment and spacing: If you are beyond your teen years and want to avoid getting braces due to gaps and misaligned teeth, porcelain dental veneers may be an excellent choice for you. Veneers will cover the teeth and make them appear to be straighter.
No matter why you want to pursue getting dental veneers, our friendly staff is here to provide you with the information you need to decide whether or not veneers are for you.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Our staff can provide you with a detailed estimate of what porcelain veneers cost after you have had your consultation. The price of your porcelain dental veneers will depend on the brand of veneers you choose and the number of teeth that are going to be covered by a veneer.
How Are Veneers Put On?
A porcelain veneers procedure is relatively simple. In order to ensure that your veneers have a custom-fit, your dentist will make a mold of your teeth. A small portion of your tooth’s enamel may need to be removed in order to attach the veneer. However, the entire procedure is totally painless. Once you have your veneer in place, it won’t shift around or stain. In fact, you will not be able to tell that it is there at all.
What Is the Difference Between a Crown and a Veneer?
Porcelain crowns and porcelain teeth veneers are made out of the same material and serve similar functions. For instance, they both adhere to the structure of the tooth. They can also change the color and shape of the tooth. The primary difference between the two is that a porcelain crown fits over the entire tooth, serving as a “cap,” while a porcelain veneer only covers the front surface of the tooth.
Your dentist may recommend that you receive a porcelain crown when you have lost tooth structure due to injury, decay, age or because you suffer from bruxism. The dentist will need to take off more of the tooth’s enamel than with a veneer so that the crown can fit properly. Crowns make the tooth stronger than it was before, making them a good choice to fix issues with your back teeth.
Will My Veneers Last a Long Time?
If you take proper care of your veneers, they should last for decades. To ensure that your smile stays beautiful, brush and floss daily.
What Do I Need to Know About Lumineers®?
Lumineers® are an ultra-thin brand of veneer. They are so thin that your dentist may not have to remove any of your tooth’s enamel before your veneers are placed. Despite being so thin, they are very durable. They could possibly last more than 20 years!
Are Veneers Difficult to Care For?
Generally speaking, you will take care of your veneers in the same way that you take care of the rest of your teeth. This means brushing and flossing on a regular basis. You will want to be careful when you bite into certain kinds of hard foods. In addition, if you grind your teeth your dentist may recommend that you wear a custom-fitted night guard to protect your veneers.
Call Us to Schedule Your Appointment for Porcelain Veneers in Sarasota.
To receive further information on porcelain dental veneers, pick up the phone and call our team at (941) 462-2159.