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Porcelain Veneers - Naples, FL

Natural Looking Smiles

Are simple aesthetic issues preventing you from enjoying the smile of your dreams? At Galleria Dentistry, we offer a solution in the form of porcelain veneers. This popular service will help give your teeth a complete “do-over” and reinvigorate their strength and beauty. Porcelain veneers from Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza are designed to correct a variety of dental flaws, including:

  • Enamel discoloration
  • Noticeable gaps
  • Permanent stains
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly rotated teeth

Veneers are ultra thin pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They can improve a person’s smile by changing the color, shape or size of teeth. Because they easily reflect light, they are very natural looking and are an excellent way to give your smile a face lift.

Porcelain Veneers and You

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Before starting your treatment for porcelain veneers, your Naples dentist will want to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support this procedure. We’ll check to make sure your teeth are free from decay and that your gums are healthy and don’t show signs of periodontal disease. A well-aligned bite and no signs of teeth grinding or clenching are also important qualifications for porcelain veneers.

Steps To Your New Smile With Porcelain Veneers

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The treatment process is simple. You will need to set up a cosmetic consultation at Galleria Dentistry. Your dentist wants to hear from you what you would like to accomplish with porcelain veneers. Photographs and impressions will be taken to fabricate study models. These study models will be sent to our cosmetic lab to fabricate a wax up of your new smile. Your dentist will review the wax up with you to see if your are happy with the design or if you would like to make some changes. When you are happy with the wax up we are ready to proceed.

During your first visit, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to accommodate the placement of your veneers. This phase is irreversible once it’s complete, but it is important to ensure the proper fit of your porcelain veneers.

Then we will take an impression of your prepared teeth that will be sent to our cosmetic laboratory where a skilled ceramist will hand craft your permanent veneers. We will fabricate temporary acrylic veneers in our office for you to wear until your permanent veneers are returned from the lab. When your veneers are complete, you’ll return to our office to have your temporaries removed and your permanent porcelain veneers placed.

Caring for Your Smile with Veneers

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With your veneers in place, you may not be able to see the hidden teeth, but they require the same oral hygiene care as always. And of course, you’ll need to care for your veneers, too, so they remain strong and beautiful.

To do this, brush your teeth every day with a soft toothbrush, a fluoride toothpaste and floss in between the teeth to remove food particles and plaque. Bacterial plaque tends to accumulate along the edges of your porcelain veneers that are near the gum line. Therefore be sure to pay particularly close attention to these spots.

In addition, while your new veneers are quite tough, they are not unbreakable. Try to avoid biting hard objects such as nuts, hard candy, raw carrots, fingernails, and pens with your veneers.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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A picture-perfect smile is possible with porcelain veneers; however, many people believe they aren't in their budget. Contrary to what you might have heard about their price, you don't have to be rich to revamp your smile. Various factors affect the cost of veneers in Naples, but we have the financial solutions you need to revamp your teeth without spending your life’s savings.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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You have many options to address common aesthetic flaws, like chips, stains, and alignment concerns. Each option has different timelines, fees, and life expectancies. Your cosmetic dentist in Naples will examine your mouth and learn more about your preferences, including your budget, to determine the most affordable solution to reach your goals, which may include:

  • Braces: Metal braces or clear aligners can fix bite and alignment problems in 12 to 24 months. Although they can be partially covered under dental insurance, it can be a long commitment to address minor issues.
  • Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening can improve age-related and surface stains by up to 8 shades. Results can last for several months or years with the right aftercare.
  • Direct Bonding: A composite resin provides a quick fix for minor concerns, like chips, decay, and exposed roots. It only takes 1 appointment, but it will need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years.
  • Veneers: Bonding veneers to the teeth visible when smiling corrects multiple issues using a minimally invasive procedure. Veneers can be the most cost-effective method of treating stains, chips, and gaps because multiple procedures aren't necessary. Results can last for 10 years or longer with the right maintenance, like brushing and flossing.

Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, but you won't have to make the decision alone. Your dentist will review all your options and their costs to make the best decision for your smile and bank account.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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You can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without it costing you an arm or a leg. After creating a treatment plan, we will provide you with an estimate and explain the fees. We'll also discuss your payment options for veneers in Naples, which include:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: It is not common for dental insurance to pay for elective services, like veneers, but there are exceptions. You can use your coverage for medically necessary procedures, which can be the case when needing replacements. You may also use your dental benefits for certain steps in your treatment plan, like any preparatory procedures. A member of our dental team will work on your behalf with your insurance to maximize any appropriate coverage. They’ll explain how your benefits are being used and if you owe a remaining balance.
  • Monthly Payments: You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using a monthly payment plan through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

If you have any questions about the cost of veneers, or you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today.

Veneers FAQs

Questions about veneers in Naples

You can turn the smile of your dreams into reality with veneers in Naples; however, they are a big commitment. Don’t worry if you have some concerns about the road ahead because your dentist at Galleria Dentistry will explain everything during your consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers aren’t permanent because they will need to be replaced, eventually. However, they aren’t reversible because a small amount of enamel must be removed to apply veneers to your teeth. Although this doesn’t harm your teeth, your enamel won’t grow back if your veneers are removed, leaving them vulnerable to bacteria and sensitivity. Therefore, they must always be covered by restorations, whether crowns or veneers. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about replacements often with the right maintenance, like brushing and flossing.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

It is possible to attach a veneer to a single tooth to fix a chip or cover a stain; however, the goal of the procedure is to improve your entire smile. As a result, your cosmetic dentist in Naples will recommend bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling. Since every mouth and situation differs, there isn’t any way to know how many you’ll need without first examining your smile. Some patients need as few as 4 to 6, while others may require 8 or more. Your cosmetic dentist will explain how many veneers it will take to reach your goals during your initial consultation.

Do Veneers Feel Natural?

Porcelain allows veneers to be thinner than ever, so they won’t feel heavy or bulky. Etching the surfaces of your teeth allows your veneers to sit flush to prevent any uncomfortable ridges or ledges. They will fit your teeth like gloves. It may take a few days to get used to having them, but in no time at all, you may soon forget they aren’t part of your natural smile.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are designed to provide a long-term solution. The average lifespan is about 10 years, but it’s not unusual for them to last for much longer with the right care. You can get the most from your investment by committing to your oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth at least twice daily. Use high-quality floss to clean between each tooth at least once per day. Your cosmetic dentist will recommend breaking any bad habits that can compromise your results, like smoking, using your teeth in place of scissors, or chewing on your fingernails. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods to protect your investment. Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Don’t forget to schedule a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Your dentist will check your veneers at each appointment to ensure they are undamaged and functioning as intended. Your new smile can last for a decade or more by giving your teeth the attention they deserve.