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Veneers – Jacksonville, FL

Remake the Appearance of Imperfect Front Teeth

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Many people wish to improve the appearance of chipped, stained, uneven, or otherwise imperfect front teeth. Dental veneers in Jacksonville offer a wonderful solution for these and other issues, and they can be completed over the course of two visits to the Jacksonville Dental Specialists. Veneers are highly customizable to match the size, shape, and color that suit your smile best. Keep reading to learn more about this wonderful cosmetic dental option. When you’re ready to schedule your appointment, call our office!

Why Choose Jacksonville Dental Specialists for Veneers?

  • 100% Custom Smile Improvements – No “One Size Fits All”
  • Fix Crooked Teeth, Gaps, Chips & Much More
  • Improvements Last 20 Years or Longer With Proper Care

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Tooth-shaped coverings that mask imperfect teeth.

Dental veneers are custom-crafted shells that are affixed to the front side of the teeth that show when you smile. They can cover up the appearance of just about any cosmetic issue affecting otherwise healthy teeth. Chipped teeth, stained or discolored teeth, slight gaps between teeth, oddly textured teeth, and other imperfections are all hidden behind beautiful dental veneers. Porcelain is highly customizable and also reflects light in the same way as the surrounding tooth enamel, for the most flattering and natural-looking results possible.

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Made of high-quality porcelain, these thin shells are designed to fit over the enamel of your tooth and cover your imperfections. They’re permanent and require a small portion of your tooth enamel to be removed prior to placement.

Minimal-Prep Veneers

Although much like traditional veneers, these minimal-prep veneers require very little-to-no altering of the tooth’s structure. In order to receive minimal-prep veneers, the tooth enamel must be healthy and in good shape and are best for people who have small teeth or narrow smiles. They’re also less likely to create tooth sensitivity and often require no anesthesia for placement.

What Is the Veneers Procedure Like?

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A sliver of enamel is removed from the tooth and the veneer is bonded on top.

Veneers are custom-crafted according to the specifications of each tooth. Typically, the treatment requires two visits to our office. Prior to your procedure, you will meet with one of our dentists for an initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for dental veneers. At this time, we will schedule another appointment to begin the preparation phase of the treatment.

Most of the time, a small amount of the natural tooth enamel will need to be removed from the natural teeth to make room for the new restoration to be placed on top. Without this step, the veneers might look bulky. We will then make impressions of your teeth, which will be sent along with the rest of the treatment plan to our partner lab, where the veneers will be crafted from high-quality porcelain. Once they have been prepared, they are sent back to our office and you return for a follow-up appointment. The temporaries are taken off and the new veneers are bonded securely onto the surface of the prepared teeth. Once your veneers are placed, they can last for up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

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Apart from the full transformation you will see in your smile, veneers offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • A completely natural look and feel
  • A versatile treatment option that effectively covers cracks, chips, spaces between teeth, and minor misalignments
  • A long-lasting cosmetic solution.
  • A much less invasive procedure than having a dental crown placed
  • An easily maintainable cosmetic dentistry treatment

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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If you’re looking for a more comprehensive smile makeover, then veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Although you can be sure to enjoy a multitude of advantages with these super-thin porcelain shells, the procedure does typically come with a high investment value. Before ruling them out based solely on your budget, you may want to consider your alternative cosmetic dental treatments and how they measure up. During your initial consultation, our team will assess your oral health and walk you through your options and financing preferences. Until then, here’s what you should know about the cost of veneers in Jacksonville and how they compare with other cosmetic treatments!

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Best For Me?

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Our team at Jacksonville Dental Specialists can provide a wide range of cosmetic dental services. Your treatment will be specifically designed to meet your unique needs and goals, as no two smiles are ever the same. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most popular cosmetic procedures and how their prices compare to veneers:

  • Teeth whitening – We offer quick and reliable professional teeth whitening treatments. With either an in-office or at-home procedure, you’ll be sure to brighten your pearly whites in a relatively short time while enjoying dazzling results that can last a couple of years with proper care. Though this method is the most affordable of cosmetic services, it only enhances the color of your teeth, not their size, shape, or position.
  • Invisalign – Instead of wearing metal brackets and wires, you can quickly and efficiently straighten your smile with clear aligners. Your braces will also be virtually invisible to others, making this one of the most discreet orthodontic methods out there. That said, Invisalign only corrects the position of your teeth and doesn’t address their color, shape, or size like veneers. Additionally, this treatment usually costs more money and time than veneers, especially if you aren’t struggling with major orthodontic problems.
  • Crown lengthening – This treatment doesn’t actually alter your crowns but instead reveals them by carefully removing excess gum tissue. If your teeth appear short or stubby, then you might benefit most from this procedure. Once we safely remove any extra gum tissue, it won’t grow back, meaning your results will be permanent. However, it won’t change the shape, color, or position of your teeth.
  • Veneers – Although veneers usually come at a higher initial price compared to other cosmetic services, the comprehensive results they provide for your smile easily make them worthwhile. Not only can they change the size and shape of your pearly whites, but they’ll also offer a virtually permanent whitening solution in just two appointments! You’ll be able to enjoy showing off a beautiful and confident smile that can last 15 years or more with the right care.

How to Make Veneers More Affordable

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Since veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment, they usually won’t be covered by dental insurance. Even so, you can still explore alternative financing options to make your treatment more manageable in the long run. Our team is proud to offer plans with CareCredit which can split up the overall cost of veneers into smaller monthly installments. Many of their options also come with little to no interest, so you’ll be able to pay for your procedure without having to empty your wallet!

Veneers FAQs

Before receiving your veneers, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions for you to review. Should you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can I get cavities while wearing veneers?

While the veneer itself cannot decay, the natural tooth underneath can, which is why it’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. You will need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, floss at least once a day, and rinse using an ADA-approved mouthwash.

Will my veneers stain?

While the porcelain used to create your custom veneers is much more stain-resistant than regular tooth enamel, over time, your veneers can become stained if you consume too many dark-colored beverages or continue to smoke. It’s important that you take proper care of your veneers to ensure they maintain their color.

Will my dental insurance cover veneers?

The answer is dependent upon your individual insurance coverage. Most insurance companies will not cover cosmetic dentistry services; however, some will agree to cover up to 50% of any fee that they believe is fair. Make sure you discuss the treatment and coverage with your dental team as well as your insurance provider before deciding whether to move forward with veneers.

How long will my veneers last?

Depending on how well you maintain your veneers, they can last anywhere from 7-20 years. Normal wear and tear can cause them to chip or crack if you’re not careful, so you’ll want to be mindful of the foods you eat as well as if you play sports or engage in outdoor activities. You can also expect that over the years, your gum and tooth structure will change, requiring you to have your veneers altered to prevent an unnatural appearance.