Porcelain veneers are cosmetic treatments that can cover discolored teeth, slightly crooked teeth, chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or gaps between teeth. A dental veneer consists of a tooth-shaped, shell-like treatment cemented onto a tooth. Single veneers can cover single teeth, while as many as eight can cover all teeth in the smile line. Dr. Ariosto Rosado provides custom-made porcelain veneers to his patients in Port Charlotte, FL to improve the appearance of discolored, damaged, and crooked teeth.
Porcelain Veneers in Port Charlotte, FL
To begin veneer treatment, Dr . Rosado cleans and prepares the treated teeth. He prepares the teeth by etching a small portion of the enamel, about one-half millimeter. This preparation ensures that the veneers properly adhere to teeth and do not feel and look bulky or unnatural.
Then, Dr. Rosado color-matches the teeth and takes digital impressions of the prepared teeth. When the veneers are complete, Dr. Rosado ensures they are in the correct shape and shade. Finally, Dr. Rosado cements the veneers in place and polishes them. The veneers should brighten the smile and create a more balanced look.
After patients receive their veneers, they can brush and floss their veneers like natural teeth. It is important to brush gently with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Dental veneers, like natural teeth, can also discolor over time, so we recommend that patients avoid tobacco and staining foods or beverages to keep their veneers bright.
Some patients may not be ready for veneers because they are a permanent treatment option. We may recommend dental bonding as an alternative if patients have a dental injury or discoloration but do not want to commit to veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Q&A
Learn more about dental veneers with answers to these commonly asked questions:
How long do dental veneers last?
With the right care, veneers can last ten to fifteen years. After patients receive their veneers, they should avoid tobacco products and staining foods and drinks. To prevent veneer damage, patients must use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to clean their veneers.
Do veneers feel and look like natural teeth?
Veneers are meant to feel like natural teeth due to the preparation process. Once you are accustomed to your veneers, they should not feel bulky or unnatural. Dr. Rosado color-matches veneers to ensure they match the shade of natural teeth. Depending on the patient’s needs, he may color-match a discolored tooth to adjacent teeth or ensure that all teeth in the smile line are the same bright white.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The number of veneers a patient requires and the veneer material will impact the cost of treatment. For instance, porcelain veneers may be more costly but will last longer than composite veneers. Dr. Rosado will review options with each patient and the possible cost of treatment during a consultation.
Restore Your Smile
Do you want a more balanced smile? Contact Sun Smile Dentistry for natural-looking dental veneers at 941-271-0721. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Rosado on our website.