Porcelain Veneers in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are a custom-designed shell inserted onto the surface of your teeth like a new layer of enamel to help restore the look of your teeth. Once inserted, they can cover damaged or worn enamel, provide a bright, white surface, and even help straighten crooked teeth.

Porcelain veneers are the ideal option for smile improvement, having become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded, they are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains (though we do not condone smoking for a variety of health reasons) and their resemblance to natural tooth enamel is second to none. Because they are thin, they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.

Picture a veneer as an ultra-thin covering on your teeth’s outer surface made from super-strong, enamel-mimicking materials, thus making it a tooth’s perfect substitute. Having a porcelain veneer bonded to your tooth makes for an attractive, radiant, and new exterior.

Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers have many advantages, namely their ability to remain cost-effective while not sacrificing quality. Direct composite veneers are sculpted onto your teeth rather than at a lab. The tooth-shaded resin is directly applied to teeth where it can be shaped, sculpted, and polished to elicit a more natural appearance.

While many patients prefer composite veneers to porcelain veneers, porcelain veneers can be a great option with proper care. Porcelain veneers are made of a more durable material than composite resin veneers and may last longer as a result. Porcelain veneers typically last between 10-15 years, while composite resin dental veneers last around 4-8 years.

Dental Veneers FAQs

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will assist in giving you your dream smile for at least a decade. We ensure that your veneers are made from the highest quality porcelain and bonded using state-of-the-art technology.

How Do Porcelain Dental Veneers Work?

Most common veneer applications involve removing a fine layer of tooth enamel before applying the porcelain material, making room for a seamless fitting of the porcelain veneer and giving it the most natural appearance possible. Porcelain dental veneers can help adjust not just your tooth color, but also its size, shape, and spacing.

What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  •     Discolored Teeth
  •     Worn-Down Teeth
  •     Chipped or Broken Teeth
  •     Misaligned, Uneven, or Irregularly Shaped Teeth
  •     Gaps in Teeth

What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning: While we are here to help, we want to make sure you play an active role in planning your smile.
  • Preparation: A mold is taken of your teeth and sent to the lab for fabrication. The veneer should be ready in approximately a week or two.
  • Bonding: First, we place the veneer on your teeth with water or glycerin to check the fit and color. By this point, the color of the veneer is still adjustable by the shade of the cement used to adhere it before the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond.

How Do I Take Care of Porcelain Veneers?

If you want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, then veneers are a good treatment option. Along with proper at-home care, such as brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing daily, and regularly scheduled checkups every six months, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.

You may experience some sensitivity to extreme temperatures after placement of your veneer. This is due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after it has been prepped. This is normal and should subside in a few weeks time. If sensitivity persists, please do not hesitate to call us at 941-216-3803.

Additionally, if you are known for clenching your teeth (bruxism), please be sure to let us know. We may recommend a soft, durable night guard for you to wear that can minimize stress placed on your teeth while you sleep.

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Composite White Fillings

The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch can shade them according to the color of your teeth, creating a perfect match and giving you a beautiful, white smile!

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, bridges restore your smile, prevent further tooth misalignment, and help you chew comfortably.

Dermal Fillers

For our patients in the Lakewood Ranch, FL area looking to regain the youthful fullness of their face, dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to decrease the wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, plump the lips, and soften facial creases. A faster and less expensive alternative to a surgical facelift, dermal fillers have a similar effect without the recovery time. Effective and easy, this has become a popular treatment.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length. Veneers look great because they mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Dental veneers can also provide relief from the tooth pain associated with worn enamel.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, composite bonding, implants, and teeth whitening. Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.


Many patients choose veneers as a custom-made option to make their smile sparkle naturally when they want to have a smile that is more vibrant.

Veneers entirely cover the damaged tooth with a long-lasting hard coating that enables it to nearly resemble the color of natural teeth, making them one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dental veneers are  used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family. 


A Beautiful Smile Restored!

In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!

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