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Cosmetic dental issues like discoloration, a misaligned or chipped tooth or small gaps between your teeth can damage a person’s self-confidence. If you want to smile confidently, porcelain veneers may be able to help. Porcelain dental veneers restore the shape, color, size or positioning of the teeth in a way that is more aesthetically pleasing. Our high-quality dentists in Bradenton have plenty of experience in placing veneers over otherwise healthy teeth that are in need of minor cosmetic adjustments.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is constructed of thin layers of dental porcelain that serve the same purpose as the tooth’s enamel. They are attached to the surface of your tooth and make your smile look beautiful. Porcelain teeth veneers are frequently used to address common cosmetic issues such as:
- Size and shape: If you have a chipped tooth, you are probably feeling a little self-conscious about it. A porcelain veneer over the tooth will serve to cover the chip. Since veneers are custom fitted, it will fit securely and blend in with your natural teeth. Porcelain dental veneers can also be used to adjust the shape and size of your teeth if you believe that they are too round, too big, too small or too square. Additionally, they can be utilized to lengthen teeth that have been ground down by teeth grinding, or bruxism.
- Tooth color: Teeth can become discolored due to an array of reasons. The most common causes behind discolored, yellow or dingy teeth include aging, coffee, tea, tobacco products and medications. If your teeth aren’t as bright as you would like and have failed to respond to traditional whitening methods, dental veneers can help to give you the beautiful white smile you’ve been dreaming of. You can opt to match the brightness of your natural smile or you can decide to choose a shade that is brighter than what your teeth naturally may be.
- Alignment and spacing: Minor issues with alignment and tooth spacing can be addressed via dental veneers. This is commonly done when a patient is beyond the teenage years and wants to avoid having to wear braces.
If you feel that dental veneers may be a good option for your cosmetic treatment plan, call our dentists in Bradenton.
What Will Porcelain Veneers Cost Me?
The factors that determine what porcelain veneers cost include the type of veneers chosen and how many veneers are being placed. Our office can provide you with an estimate after your consultation.
What Is the Process for Getting Porcelain Dental Veneers Put On?
The porcelain veneers procedure is completely pain-free. It consists of your dentist taking a mold of your teeth so that your veneers will fit perfectly. Your dentist will then remove a little of your tooth’s enamel. Once your veneer is in place, it will stay put and won’t stain. You will find your veneer to be both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Are Veneers and Crowns Different from One Another?
Both veneers and crowns serve the same function and purpose. They are both made out of the same materials, both adhere to the underlying tooth’s structure and both can be used to make a tooth or teeth more aesthetically pleasing. The main difference between them is that veneers cover the front surface of the tooth, while porcelain crowns cover the entire tooth. Crowns fit over the tooth, all the way to the gums.
If your dentist recommends that you receive a crown, it is most likely because your tooth has structural damage. Teeth can become structurally damaged due to decay, age, trauma or grinding your teeth. A thicker layer of enamel will need to be removed in order to ensure that the crown fits properly. One of the benefits of crowns is that they make the tooth stronger. This is why they are used to fix structural and cosmetic concerns in the back teeth.
How Long Do Porcelain Dental Veneers Last?
Dental veneers can sometimes last for decades. Make sure that you follow all of your dentists care instructions to ensure that your veneers will last a long time. To avoid any accidents with your teeth that could damage your veneers, you should refrain from using your teeth to open bags, bottles and other items.
How Should I Take Care of My Dental Veneers?
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is as easy as taking care of the rest of your teeth. You simply need to brush and floss on a daily basis. It is also a good idea to be careful whenever you eat hard foods. Grinding your teeth could cause damage to your veneers. If you have this problem, you may need to utilize a custom fitted night guard so that you don’t damage your veneers.
Call Us to Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Porcelain Veneers in Bradenton.
If you have further questions about dental veneers, call us at (941) 584-4356. Our experienced and friendly team is ready to answer any questions you have.