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Porcelain Veneers – Cocoa Beach, FL

Quickly Transform Your Whole Smile

Some of the biggest smiles you’ve seen on the silver screen have been enhanced with porcelain veneers – and now, you can give your own grin the star treatment. Instead of having each one of your dental flaws corrected individually, you can just have them all covered at once in as a little as two appointments. To learn more about porcelain veneers in Cocoa Beach, FL and the kind of transformations they offer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nawrocki today.

Why Choose Nawrocki Dental of Cocoa Beach for Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Man brushing his teeth after receiving porcelain veneers

Veneers are sheaths of porcelain that conceal cosmetic flaws. The custom crafted porcelain veneers are affixed to the front facing surfaces of teeth. Once in place, they will look and function just like healthy tooth structures.

Why Should I Consider Dental Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are effective cosmetic treatments in a number of situations, including:

How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

Animated smile during porcelain veneer placement

Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two appointments. During the initial visit, we’ll need to prepare your teeth. This involves us removing a small amount of the surface tooth enamel in order to allow the veneer to lay flat in the smile line. Then, we capture impressions of your bite. These impressions will be used by our lab to create your custom porcelain veneers. Before you leave the dental office, we’ll need to place a temporary veneer. This protects your smile and allows you to get used to the look and feel of your veneers. In one or a few weeks, we’ll receive the veneers from our dental lab. You’ll return to our dental office for the second appointment, and we will remove your temporary and exchange it for the flawless custom porcelain veneers.

Do I Need to Care for My Teeth Differently?

Dentist and patient discussing how to care for smile after porcelain veneers

After porcelain veneer treatment, your smile will look flawless for years to come. The high-quality porcelain materials are stain resistant, so even if you regularly consume staining foods and drinks, your smile will stay sparkling white. Like natural enamel, the porcelain will wear down over time. To keep the veneers in place longer, we recommend switching to softer toothbrushes and less abrasive toothpaste. You might also want to use a waxed floss to avoid tugging the edges of your veneers. You should visit our team twice a year for exams and professional cleanings. During these visits, we can work with you to maximize your at-home oral hygiene routine. If you engage in athletics or experience teeth grinding and clenching, it’s important that you use mouthguards as directed.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Wallet of money for cost of veneers in Cocoa Beach

Veneers are a great way to change multiple aspects of your smile at once. However, they aren’t the best option for everyone. To determine whether or not veneers are the ideal cosmetic solution for you, it’s crucial that you understand how much they will cost. By choosing a skilled dentist and investing in high-quality veneers, you can achieve gorgeous results, but they aren’t your sole option. Continue reading so you can make a more informed decision about the future of your smile.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

Piggy banks on balance scale

For lots of patients, veneers seem like the perfect option. However, it’s a good idea to look at other cosmetic treatments available to see how they would affect your smile. They all have different price points and can help patients achieve a variety of different outcomes. Here are some of the more common options:

  • Invisalign – If you are dealing with misalignment, Invisalign is a great way to correct this without the use of metal brackets and wires. This treatments costs several thousands f dollars, but it’s highly effective at straightening teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening is a quick solution for surface discoloration, and it’s much more affordable than many other cosmetic options. However, it doesn’t address any cosmetic flaws other than staining. Results last anywhere from a couple months to a few years depending on how well you maintain them.
  • Direct Bonding – This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in a single visit. It is one of the most affordable cosmetic options out there and is great for correcting minor flaws, including small chips and stains. Bonding lasts anywhere between 3 and 10 years.
  • Veneers – Veneers may not be the cheapest cosmetic service out there, but they are an easy way to transform numerous aspects of your smile all at once. This can include the shape, color, and even minor crookedness. The whole process can be completed in as few as two appointments and lasts up to 15 years or longer with proper maintenance.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Woman at dentist for veneers in Cocoa Beach

In the majority of cases, veneers are not covered by dental insurance because it is considered to be an elective procedure. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are left on your own. Our In-House Membership Plan includes a cosmetic consultation. We also work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little-to-know interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more.

To learn exactly how much you can expect veneers to cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions

Woman contemplating frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers

If you have been dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth for some time, porcelain veneers are an excellent way to regain confidence in your smile. However, odds are you might have a few questions about the finer details of the treatment process. Not to worry; we’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked questions about veneers and answered them here for your convenience. For the answers to any of your questions that are not answered on this page, just give us a call. 

Are Porcelain Veneers Reversible?

Veneers are considered an irreversible dental treatment. Why is that? Because the treatment requires that some of your enamel be removed in order to ensure that your veneers lay flat in the line of your smile. Unfortunately, tooth enamel does not grow back once it has been removed. For this reason, your affected teeth will always need some kind of protection going forward, like veneers or crowns.

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

Because enamel must be removed in order to place veneers, many patients assume that the process will be painful. However, before your teeth are prepped, Dr. Nawrocki will use plenty of local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel a thing throughout the whole procedure. Some of our patients may experience dental anxiety at the thought of getting veneers, so we also offer sedation to calm those patients’ nerves. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Whether you want to brighten just a few teeth or transform your whole smile, porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment that can be specified to meet your unique needs. If you want to address any of the following dental imperfections, veneers may be right for you:

  • Chips or cracks
  • Stubborn stains
  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Slight gaps between teeth
  • Stubby, worn-down, or misshapen teeth

Because porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, we have to first make sure that your teeth and gums are in good condition. If you have gum disease or cavities in your infected teeth, we must address those issues prior to placing veneers.

Will Porcelain Veneers Impact My Diet?

The great news is that you should still be able to enjoy most foods. We recommend sticking to a soft food diet for a few days after receiving your veneers, since your teeth may be sore. After that, however, most foods should be fair game. We do ask that you avoid certain items that could damage your veneers, such as:

  • Hard candies
  • Ice
  • Hard breads
  • Popcorn
  • Hard nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds

It should be noted that porcelain veneers are incredibly resistant to staining, much more so than your natural tooth enamel. For this reason, you should be able to enjoy items like coffee, wine, and berries to your heart’s content without worrying about discoloring your smile.

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