Porcelain Veneers Sarasota, FL

Do you have stained or damaged teeth that are affecting the appearance of your smile? Cosmetic dental treatments are a great solution to address these issues and transform the look of your teeth. Integrated Dental of Florida offers several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth.

Dental veneers are a popular choice because they are versatile and effective. Dr. Melvin Benson can provide you with porcelain veneers in Sarasota, FL to fix many cosmetic tooth issues. We can use them to repair a single damaged tooth or address several teeth in your smile. Teeth veneers can help enhance your smile.

Porcelain Veneers in Sarasota, FL

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells that Dr. Benson will bond to the front of your teeth. We take digital impressions of your teeth and use them to create custom restorations. Our office uses CEREC and CAD/CAM technology to fabricate veneers in our office using dental-grade porcelain.

A dental veneer restoration is about 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters thin. We design them so that they will blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth and match the aesthetics of your face and smile. Using porcelain veneers, Dr. Benson can create a beautiful smile that is symmetrical, brighter, and radiant.

Dr. Benson can use them cosmetic dental restorations to address several teeth imperfections. The most common things we address include:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Crooked or misshaped teeth
  • Teeth that are too long or short
  • A stained tooth or yellow teeth

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Most patients will likely qualify for porcelain veneers. If you are in good health and oral health and practice good oral hygiene habits, you can likely get veneers on your teeth.

Before you can begin your cosmetic procedure, Dr. Benson will need to examine your mouth and teeth. Schedule a cosmetic consultation and he will see if qualify for teeth veneers. Dr. Benson will discuss what your cosmetic goals are and assess your oral health. Generally, he will be looking at your:

  • Tooth Enamel: During the porcelain veneer procedure, Dr. Benson will remove a small amount of enamel. This step in the treatment will create room for the restoration. Patients must have healthy teeth with ample enamel for this process.
  • Oral Health: Patients must be in good oral health to receive porcelain veneers. Dr. Benson will need to address tooth decay before placing a restoration over an unhealthy tooth. Additionally, gum disease is hard to detect once the veneers are in place. Curing any dental issues before cosmetic work will help avoid further dental issues.
  • Expectations: You must need have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. In order for the results to last, you must be willing to maintain proper oral hygiene once the veneers are in place.

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 teeth veneers in our office in just one visit. You will not have to wait for a dental lab to make the teeth veneers or wear temporary veneers.

At your appointment, we will take impressions of the teeth with a handheld scanner. It creates a 3-D model of the smile allowing Dr. Benson to design the custom veneers. Our office has the latest dental technology including the computer software necessary to design custom veneers.

Additionally, we have an on-site milling machine to create the dental veneers out of porcelain ceramic. This allows us to create dental restorations that will match the exact color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. They will essentially look just like natural teeth, but better.

To prepare the teeth for the veneers, Dr. Benson will etch into the tooth surface. Preparing the teeth allows the veneers to conform to each tooth and be more secure. Then, he will check the veneers’ shape, size, and color before placing them.

Dr. Benson will bond the veneer to the tooth with a thin layer of bonding liquid. Finally, we polish the completed veneers for a natural sheen.
After this patients leave our office with renewed and restored smiles. Remember that good at-home oral hygiene will help your teeth veneers last longer. Brush your teeth and floss multiple times a day to maintain the restorations and your oral health.

Schedule your regular dental appointments so we can professionally clean your teeth and examine your teeth. Dr. Benson will make sure the veneers are in good shape.

Dental Veneer FAQs

Do you have questions about how porcelain veneers can help your smile or what the teeth veneer process is like? Continue reading to find answers to questions about dental veneers. Please contact Integrated Dental of Florida if you have additional questions.

What are the benefits of dental veneers? 

The custom veneers we create reflect light like natural teeth because we create them from ceramic material. Porcelain mimics the appearance of natural teeth. We also color-match dental veneers so they blend in with the smile.

Patients can address a single tooth or the teeth in the smile line. Additionally, with the proper dental care, your porcelain veneers can last many years because they are durable.

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, yellow teeth, 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 almost anything you want after your veneers are in place. However, we do recommend limiting dark liquids like wine, tea, and coffee. Stain substances like these can easily stain the veneers with excessive consumption. Also, 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.

How are dental veneers different from dental crowns?

The main difference between veneers and crowns is the amount of tooth structure they cover. A dental veneer is thin and the dentist places it on the front surface of a tooth only. We suggest it for cosmetic purposes to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth.

On the other hand, dentists will use a dental crown to treat a tooth with a lot of damage. Teeth with major chips, cracks, or decay will benefit from a crown versus a veneer. The crown will encase the entire tooth to give it strength and preserve the entire tooth structure.

Can porcelain veneers fix crooked teeth?

Porcelain veneers cover the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. Dr. Benson can use them treat crooked teeth by essentially hiding the misalignment.

The ultra-thin shells will adhere to the front of the tooth to give the illusion of a straight tooth. This is an effective solution for patients with a mildly crooked smile. Your dentist will assess your misalignment to see if porcelain veneers is a suitable solution for you.

Request a Dental Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Sarasota, FL

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.