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Blake Dental Arts | Porcelain Veneers in Bradenton

Blake Dental Arts


(941) 792-0260

George H. Burgess, D.D.S., P.A.

Porcelain Veneers

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are tiny, tooth-shaped shells custom-crafted of beautiful translucent porcelain. The veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth, concealing flaws and transforming the smile’s appearance. Veneers look and feel indistinguishable from natural teeth and can last for many years with proper maintenance.


Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are numerous benefits of porcelain veneers. For example, veneers:

  • Brighten the smile, concealing stains and discoloration.
  • Conceal gaps between the teeth.
  • Can be used as an alternative to traditional braces.
  • Conceal irregularities (i.e. abnormalities and crookedness) in the teeth.
  • Conceal small chips and cracks.
  • Transform the smile in just two office visits.


Risks of Porcelain Veneers

As with any dental treatment, there are risks associated with the placement of porcelain veneers. These risks include:

  • The placement process is irreversible.
  • The veneers may require replacement over time.
  • The placement process may cause tooth sensitivity or injury.

Contact our dental office today to learn more about porcelain veneers. We serve clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, and surrounding Florida communities. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.


Types of Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Burgess offers several types of porcelain veneers, collaborating with a state-of-the-art dental laboratory to provide optimal aesthetic and functional results. Dr. Burgess provides the following:

  • No-prep veneers - require little or no removal of the natural tooth structure.
  • Mini-prep veneers - require slight removal of the natural tooth structure.
  • Conventional veneers - require conventional removal of the natural tooth structure.


Placement of Porcelain Veneers

Placing porcelain veneers requires three office visits: one to determine whether the patient is a candidate for veneers; a second to prepare the teeth; and a third to place the veneers. Dr. Burgess begins the second and third visits by administering a local anesthetic, completely numbing the mouth, so that appropriate dental work can be performed.

In the second visit, he then gently shaves away a small portion of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the veneer. Then, he takes pictures and molds of the teeth and mouth, which he sends to the laboratory. He places attractive temporary caps to serve as placeholders, which the patient wears until the permanent veneers are ready - typically one to two weeks later. Once the permanent veneers have been fabricated, the patient returns for the third office visit.

In the final visit to our office, Dr. Burgess gently removes the temporary caps. Then, he bonds the veneers to the teeth with strong, dental-grade cement, assuring their fit with the surrounding teeth and bite. Finally, Dr. Burgess buffs the veneers to a beautiful shine. Patients leave our office with a dazzling brand new smile.


Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Consultation

Contact our dental office today to learn more about transforming your smile with porcelain veneers. We serve patients in Bradenton and surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you obtain the beautiful, balanced smile you deserve.

Bradenton Dentist | Porcelain Veneers. George Burgess is a Bradenton Dentist.