At Gentle Dentistry of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Angela Rasmussen and her team can assist individuals in finding cosmetic treatments that allow them to look and feel their best. This includes the possibility of placing restorations such as porcelain veneers. Veneers have become a popular solution for patients with imperfections near the front of the smile who want to seek repair or a more esthetic look. If you are open to learning more about porcelain veneers, it’s time to look into these restorations with a dentist to determine if they are appropriate for your smile.
Dr. Angela Rasmussen describes porcelain veneers as thin, tooth-colored, esthetic porcelain shells bonded to the front of your teeth similar in concept to the acrylic shells put on the front of nails. They can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth and make them look straighter, whiter, and more uniform in shape and size. Veneers can also be used to close gaps between teeth or to change the color of your teeth.
Veneers are created from porcelain, a very strong and durable material similar to natural tooth enamel. They are custom-made for each patient to match the rest of their smile, ensuring they are not noticeable as dental restorations. With proper care, veneers can last for many years before being replaced. They also last much longer than “bonding” or composite resin filling overlays.
Patients who are looking to cover imperfections such as the following may want to ask their dental provider about veneers:
There are many advantages to porcelain veneers as well. These restorations are natural-looking, long-lasting, and reliable in covering problem areas of the smile in an affordable yet effective manner. They can be cared for easily, just like natural teeth, and should be evaluated at routine dental examinations twice a year to ensure they are functioning at their best.
Several factors come into play in determining the cost of porcelain veneers. This includes insurance coverage if a patient has a dental insurance plan. Any preparations that might be needed beforehand to prepare for the placement of veneers may be charged as well. We invite patients to consult with Dr. Angela Rasmussen about her options and determine if veneers are a cost-effective way of improving the smile. We also work with patients paying out-of-pocket with financing options and payment plans. During your consultation, we can discuss your options and your costs. They range from $1,500-$2,000 per tooth.
Patients can brush their teeth and floss as they normally do with porcelain veneers and should visit their dentist regularly to evaluate their restorations to ensure they are not loose or broken. Tooth decay can still develop on the natural tooth underneath the veneer, so patients must be diligent in keeping the teeth clean and free from plaque and tartar. If restorations like veneers and dental crowns are in place, patients should be mindful of chewing or biting harder objects like ice cubes, as these can cause breakage of restorations and even the natural teeth.
If you are thinking about porcelain veneers, it is essential to consult with a qualified dentist who has experience in creating and placing these restorations. Dr. Angela Rasmussen and the team at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, can assist. Call (813) 734-7102 to request a visit at 3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite #221, to discuss this and other esthetic treatments used for smile enhancement.
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