Porcelain Veneers for Sarasota Residents
If you enjoy sound oral health and proper function but you are rather concerned about the aesthetics of your smile, you'll be happy to know that porcelain veneers – also called laminates – are an excellent solution to issues such as discolored, chipped, stained, cracked, or slightly misaligned teeth or metal fillings that can be seen when you smile or speak.
Carefully following Dr. Hoffman's design and technical specifications, veneers will be fabricated from thin sheaths of porcelain layered atop each other. They completely cover the front of your teeth to create a perfectly shaped, dazzlingly white, and absolutely gorgeous smile. Our patients’ veneers are custom-crafted, therefore, shape, color, and style will be chosen to complement your adjacent teeth and appearance.
Veneers are long-lasting, stain resistant, and usually require just two visits. In fact, you’ll leave the first appointment with a set of temporary veneers while your custom final veneers are being crafted at a lab. Caring for your veneers is no different than caring for your own natural teeth; brushing, flossing and regular teeth cleaning visits are always encouraged and highly recommended, and they should continue as usual.
Call our office (941) 358-8830 to set up a consultation with Dr. Hoffman. He will listen to your concerns, evaluate your needs, and help you determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Today, in just a couple of visits, aesthetics, function, and comfort can permanently be restored.
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
The cost of veneers in Sarasota is largely dependent upon a few key factors, such as how many veneers you need, the material used to make the restorations, and if you require any preliminary treatment. When meeting with Dr. Hoffman, you can expect him to closely evaluate your smile and listen to your goals to determine if veneers are actually the right option for your needs. What you may not realize is that other available cosmetic solutions can also improve the overall appearance of your smile, so it’s important that you look at all your options before making a decision.
Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
As you contemplate the type of cosmetic treatment you need, the cost will likely be a factor. But before you simply go with the “cheapest” option, make sure the service you choose will lend the results you desire:
- Veneers: Porcelain veneers in Sarasota are more expensive than other cosmetic solutions; however, they are the only ones that can effectively change the size, shape, and color of your teeth. As a result, you’ll enjoy a complete transformation when choosing veneers.
- Teeth Whitening: Stains and discoloration can leave you feeling defeated and with low self-esteem. However, with teeth whitening, Dr. Hoffman can blast away stains and leave you with a whiter, brighter smile. You should remember though that while teeth whitening is less expensive, it will only change the shade of your teeth.
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Your cosmetic dentist in Sarasota understands treatment designed to improve your aesthetics can be costly, and unfortunately, dental insurance is unlikely to cover the cost. This requires you to seek alternative ways to pay for your dental care.
The good news is Dr. Hoffman is pleased to welcome personalized payment plans via in-office and through CareCredit. This third-party financing company makes it possible to break up the cost of your veneer treatment into manageable monthly payments. This means you can stay within your budget and still achieve the glowing, beautiful, and completely uniform smile you truly desire.
Veneers in Sarasota are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Capable of changing the size, shape, and color of your teeth, your smile can be fully transformed to provide better oral health and greater confidence. But choosing these customized restorations should come after much deliberation. There are many services designed to improve aesthetics, so it’s natural to have questions. This is why Dr. Hoffman has provided the answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients. Review the information below and contact us to schedule an appointment if you would like to further discuss the possibility of veneers.
Can you whiten veneers?
One thing that makes veneers vastly different than regular teeth is that they are not porous like traditional tooth enamel. This means, while they cannot decay, they can still develop stains over time. Although the porcelain material that is used is more stain-resistant, it’s not impenetrable. Should your veneers become dull over the years, the only viable solution is to have them replaced.
However, to minimize your chances of needing new veneers too quickly, you can opt to pursue teeth whitening before receiving these customizable restorations. This will ensure your veneers match your newly brightened teeth, giving you a uniform appearance that shines.
What happens to teeth underneath veneers?
Veneers only cover the front surface of your teeth, which means the sides and backsides are fully exposed to bacteria and harmful particles. Without proper oral hygiene habits and care, they remain vulnerable to possible decay. This is why it is imperative that you maintain a good dental routine at home and avoid eating too much sugar and starch.
Should tooth decay develop, it can pose a serious threat to your veneers, resulting in additional time and money being spent trying to fix the problem.
Can I drink coffee with veneers?
You can drink coffee, but it’s highly discouraged, especially while wearing temporary veneers. These unique sheath coverings do cover the front surface of teeth and are stain-resistant, but they can become discolored over time. If you continue to consume too many dark-colored foods and beverages, smoke, or practice unhealthy habits, you put your fully transformed smile at risk.
If you must have your morning cup of coffee, it is recommended that you use a straw. This will minimize the level of exposure between the liquid consumed and your new veneers. You’ll also want to make sure to rinse out your mouth once you’re done with your coffee.
Who is not an eligible candidate for veneers?
Veneers are often a viable option for most adults looking to hide their smile imperfections; however, there are cases that can cause a cosmetic dentist in Sarasota to recommend alternative treatments, such as:
- Individuals with gum disease are not ideal candidates because of the risk of gum recession. As the tissues pull away from the teeth, exposing the additional structure, a gap can form between the veneer and gum line. This not only causes veneers to become evident, but it also increases the risk for tooth decay, as bacteria can easily become trapped in this area.
- If a person has cavities, the harmful acids will continue to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing the tooth to break down over time.
- People who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) are not ideal candidates because of the potential damage that can occur when clenching the upper and lower arches at night. A customized nightguard may be recommended should this be the situation.
Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority
& Dental Emergencies are Always Welcome!
We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Parkway Ridge Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman and his team. Our office, conveniently located on N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. at University Parkway, provides dental care to patients from the surrounding areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, University Park and Lakewood Ranch.
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