Do you have stained or damaged teeth? Address multiple cosmetic dental problems with porcelain veneers in Sarasota, FL. Dental veneers can brighten teeth, cover tooth discoloration, close spaces between teeth, and correct crooked teeth. Veneers can also repair chips, wear, or cracks in teeth. Whether you have a single damaged tooth or want to address several teeth in your smile, dental veneers can help.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Sarasota, FL
Typically, during veneer treatment, a dentist takes a dental impression to send to a dental lab. Dr. Benson uses computer-aided manufacturing and design alongside CEREC to provide more efficient treatment. This allows Dr. Benson to create veneers in our office in a single visit, without the wait times of having to send impressions to a dental lab.
We take impressions of the teeth with a handheld scanner, which creates a 3-D model of the smile. Then, we can design the custom veneer or veneers to address the treated teeth using computer software. Our milling machine then creates the veneers out of porcelain ceramic. Our technology allows us to create veneers that are matched to the exact color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. This allows veneers to be virtually indistinguishable from patients’ natural teeth.
To prepare the teeth for the veneers, we will etch into the tooth surface. Preparing the teeth allows the veneers to conform to each tooth and be more secure. Then, we check the veneers’ shape, size, and color before placing them with a bonding liquid. Finally, we polish the completed veneers for a natural sheen.
After this patients leave our office with renewed and restored smiles. It is important to remember to practice a good oral care routine at home, brushing and flossing twice daily to maintain your veneers and your overall oral health. We also recommend that patients schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings to keep up with the health of their teeth and their porcelain veneers.
Dental Veneer FAQs
Do you have further questions about how veneers can help your smile and the process for them? We welcome patients to continue reading to find read answers to commonly asked questions and to learn more about treatment with veneers:
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Because veneers are made of ceramic material, they reflect light like natural teeth. We also color-match dental veneers so they blend in with the smile. Patients can address a single tooth or all of their teeth in the smile line. Additionally, with the proper dental care, your porcelain veneers can last many years.
How do I know if dental veneers are right for me?
We can help our patients determine if veneers are the right treatment for their smile with an examination. Patients with shortened teeth, tooth gaps, discoloration, and even slightly crooked teeth can be good veneer candidates. We will also need to address any oral health problems before veneer treatment to ensure that patients are healthy.
What can I eat and drink with veneers?
You can eat and drink normally with veneers. However, we do not recommend dark liquids like wine, tea, and coffee that can easily stain. Eating overly chewy or hard foods can also damage the veneers.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are a long-lasting restoration lasting from 10 to 30 years. The lifespan of your veneers will depend on how you care for your veneers. Avoiding staining foods or drinks, brushing and flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly will keep your veneers bright.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want a brighter or straighter smile but don’t want to commit to braces or whitening treatment? Contact Integrated Dental today for porcelain veneers at 941-270-9755. You can also schedule your next dental visit with us on our website.