Sarasota veneers are used to restore the aesthetic aspect of the teeth. Veneers were originally invented by a California dentist named Charles Pincus, when he created veneers that were used for a short time to change the appearance of an actor’s teeth. Then, in 1982, research began by Simosen and Calamia that revealed porcelain could be etched with hydrofluoric acid and that the bonds achieved through this were much stronger than those achieved in the past. This allowed the porcelain veneers to be held to the surface of the tooth permanently. Now, with improvements in technology, cements and bonding agents have been created that can last up to 10-30 years.
Veneers may have to be replaced over time though, due to cracking, leaking, chipping, discoloration, decay, shrinkage of the gum line or damage from injury or tooth grinding. They are a very important tool in cosmetic dentistry – a dentist can use one veneer to restore a single tooth that has been fractured or discolored, or they might restore multiple teeth in order to achieve a complete makeover. They are especially useful to help people who have small teeth, to close spaces, lengthen teeth, and provide shape and symmetry to make teeth appear straight. One caution is getting veneers too early – sometimes they can be exploited by patients as an easy fix to a problem that could be corrected in other ways in which they could keep their natural teeth.
Sarasota Veneer Specialists
There are alternatives to veneers, which include crowns, composite resin bonding, cosmetic contouring, and orthodontics. Non-permanent dental veneers are available as well, which are made of a flexible resin material. These non-permanent veneers are both removable and reusable. Sometimes, there are even kits available online, where you can make an impression of your teeth and then the impressions are sent to a lab where the actual veneers are made and then sent to the wearer through mail.
Overall, veneers can definitely improve the appearance of your smile and are rather safe and painless to get put on by a qualified dentist. So, if you really want to get veneers in Sarasota, make sure to talk to your dentist and figure out the best plan of action to beautify your smile.
So, if you are looking for a great dentist in the Sarasota area, make sure to read reviews and ask your friends. In doing so, you will be able to find a dentist that can provide you with the best service in both cosmetic and preventative dentistry, as well as, make you comfortable with your decision.
Drs. Scheurer and Jenkins are graduates of the University of Florida College of Dentistry and are members of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Sarasota County Dental Association
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Jenkins or Dr. Monica Scheurer.