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Cosmetic Veneers

Looking for dental

cosmetic dental veneers

in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton area? 


Call Kennedy Dental for an appointment today at (941)351-9900.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Feeling self-conscious about your teeth whenever you smile for pictures or meet new people?  Dental veneers might be just what you need to restore your confidence.  Veneers are thin, shell-like covers that are placed over your teeth to cover up cosmetic issues like stains, chips, or gaps.  Each one is bonded to the front of a tooth, finalizing the procedure.  It is an effective way to create the perfect smile you have always dreamed of.  They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.


If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option.  Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:

   -teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
   -chipped or worn teeth
   -crooked or misshapen teeth
   -uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth

Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Your staff at Kennedy Dental will help you choose the material that is best for you. Each type of veneer has its own benefits.

Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth.

Benefits of porcelain veneers:

-they are strong and long-lasting

-they have a natural-looking surface

-less tooth enamel needs to be removed than with a crown or cap

-they don’t stain easily

Composite resin veneers

A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth.

Benefits of composite resin veneers:

-usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for crowns or porcelain veneers

-may mean fewer visits to the dentist

-sometimes these veneers take just one visit

-cost less than porcelain veneers

-are easy to fix if they get damaged; although composite veneers are generally not as strong or    wear-resistant as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired easily and quickly


Dental Lumineers are a brand of thin veneers that are very popular nowadays.  

Lumineers can be used to rectify any of the problems traditional veneers are used for. Some of these include:

      -Badly discolored teeth
      -Worn down teeth
      -Chipped or broken teeth
      -Poorly aligned or shaped teeth
      -Gaps between teeth


There are a few key differences between dental veneers and Lumineers. For starters, Lumineers aren’t as thick as traditional veneers are which makes them easier to place on your teeth since there is less of a need to file your teeth down before they are attached. The standard thickness for Lumineers is around 0.3 mm, while conventional veneers are around 0.5 mm thick.

While the thin nature of Lumineers makes them a lot easier to  install, that very same thinness makes it harder for them to properly mask discolored teeth. Those with severely stained teeth are better off opting for traditional veneers since these will actually be able to mask any discoloration on your teeth.

There’s less filing down of your natural teeth when you opt for Lumineers, which leaves you with noticeably thicker teeth. That makes it more difficult for you to properly clean your gums, which might, in turn, increase your odds of getting gum disease. That is rarely an issue when you go with conventional veneers since that procedure generally involves your dentist filing down your teeth for a better fit.

Looking for dental veneers in the

Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton area? 


Call Kennedy Dental for an appointment today at (941)351-9900.

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