Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208
Did you know that you could give your self-confidence a huge boost just by having a beautiful looking smile? If you have been feeling self-conscious over discolored, misaligned, chipped or gapped tooth or teeth, then you may want to look into getting porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment restores the aesthetic appearance of any teeth that are in need of adjustments to their size, color, shape or positioning. Our friendly team of dental care providers is ready to help you determine whether or not this cosmetic treatment is the best option for you.
Veneers are constructed of thin layers of dental porcelain. They adhere to the tooth’s surface. They also mimic the tooth’s enamel. Dentists recommend placing veneers on teeth that are healthy but in need of minor aesthetic corrections. Issues that are typically corrected with veneers include:
Our dentists are always here to answer any questions you have, as well as to advise you on the right course of action for you to take.
We can provide you with a detailed estimate of how much porcelain veneers cost after one of our dentists has performed an examination on you. The number of teeth you want to put veneers on and the type of veneers that you choose will determine your total cost.
Having any sort of dental procedure done can make anyone feel nervous. The porcelain veneers procedure is a fairly simple and pain-free procedure. Your dentist will make a mold of your tooth or teeth to be sure that your veneer fits the way it is supposed to. A thin (around 1mm) layer of enamel will then be taken off of your tooth. The exact amount will be determined by the brand and type of veneer you are having put on. Once the veneer fully adheres to the tooth, you will not be able to tell any difference between it and the rest of your natural teeth. It will stay fully in place and will not stain.
Crowns and veneers are both as permanent as fillings are. While they are comprised of the same materials, adhere to the structure of the tooth and address cosmetic concerns, there are some differences between them. For instance, porcelain veneers are applied to the front of the tooth, while porcelain crowns fit over the entire tooth. Crowns are often called “caps” due to the way that they fit over the tooth.
Dental crowns are utilized when the tooth’s structure has become compromised due to age, trauma or decay. This also sometimes happens when a patient has been grinding their teeth. When the crown is placed, the dentist will remove around 2mm of the tooth’s enamel so that the crown can be placed properly. Once the crown is fully in place, it will strengthen the tooth. This makes crowns an excellent choice for patients in need of cosmetic or structural issues in the back teeth.
Barring any accidents involving your teeth, veneers can last for decades. To be sure that your dental veneers last as long as possible, you need to take proper care of them. This includes brushing and flossing them. It also includes refraining from using your mouth to open things like bags and bottles.
Lumineers® are ultra-thin veneers that are exceptionally durable. The thin and translucent nature of the veneers makes this brand a popular choice for patients who want discreet veneers that don’t require as much enamel to be removed from the teeth. This brand is so durable that they have been known to last for over 20 years.
The most important thing you can do to take care of your porcelain dental veneers is to brush and floss every day. In addition, if you grind your teeth you may want to wear a night guard when you sleep to keep yourself from damaging your veneers.
If you are ready to take the next step in getting a beautiful smile, call us at (941) 538-6339. We’re ready to help you smile confidently.