Dear Valued Patient of D&P Dentistry, 


We are happy to report that we are able to start the process of a soft reopening as of May 11th.  However, there will be many policy changes made within the office that will be utilized at least for the first several weeks of as we adapt to these uncertain times.  We will be seeing patients at half capacity in order to practice optimum infection control, social distancing and also to control the burn rate of our personal protective equipment as it will still not be readily available in the future. 


 If you have an upcoming appointment and plan to reschedule PLEASE call us asap! As we are continuing to work on the schedule and accommodate everyone. The following are important steps patients should be informed of...


1.  Please arrive promptly for you appointment, remain in your car and call the office at (352) 331-4626 when you arrive.  
2.  Please wear your face covering or mask in the office (pursuant to the state of Florida office of the governor executive order number 20-11 and Alachua County Commissioner. 
3. A staff member will meet you at your car where you will be screened. We will check your temperature and pulse ox and have you fill out a questionnaire.  
4. We will take you straight back to the treatment room for your procedure. 
5. We ask that anyone accompanying you remain in the car. 


  * Please bring a jacket or blanket if you normally get cold! The temperature will be down and we will be wearing added gear. 


While some things seem so different we hope you find comfort knowing that at we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients and staff.  Under all the masks and face shields the same familiar faces you are used to seeing will be taking care of you! 
                           

Thank you for your support!

 D&P Dentistry Team
 

We will continue to provide updates as needed. 

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Worn, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth can compromise your smile in ways that affect your self-confidence.

Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain shells that conceal imperfections and give your smile a healthy, symmetrical look.

What makes porcelain veneers such a great option?​

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain Veneers Create Brilliant, Confident Smiles

Made from Medical-Grade Porcelain

This advanced dental ceramic mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel and is color-matched to the shade of surrounding teeth.

Versatile Smile Enhancement

Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal chips, cracks, misalignment, gaps, and stubborn discoloration that does not respond to whitening treatment.

Quality and Durability You Can Feel

Veneers are also remarkably strong. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more.

Porcelain Veneers

Many of Us Would Like a More Attractive Smile

Requirements for Candidacy

Sufficient Enamel

In most cases, a certain amount of enamel is required. This is because before traditional veneers are placed, a certain amount of enamel must be removed to achieve a natural appearance. Minimal- and no-prep veneers allow a broader range of patients to qualify. However, some patients with very worn or thin enamel might not be eligible for veneers. 

No Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is characterized by clenching and grinding, which can fracture porcelain. Some patients can protect their veneers with an oral appliance. In other cases, your doctor might recommend resolving the problem before placing veneers.

Only Minor Misalignment

Although veneers can conceal small gaps and minor misalignment, severely crooked teeth are often better treated with orthodontics.

You're Ready for a Permanent Change

Traditional veneers require permanent alteration of the teeth, meaning that any teeth you treat with veneers will always require some kind of restoration. Minimal-prep veneers can provide a reversible alternative for the right candidates.

Veneers Can Enhance Teeth That Are…

Will People Be Able to Tell That I Have Veneers?

In the past, veneers could appear unnatural, too perfect, or bulky. But with today's state-of-the-art materials, they are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Although every patient's results will vary depending on their goals, you can generally expect a brighter, more balanced, and more youthful-looking smile.

How Do I Protect My New Smile?

You can care for veneers just like your natural teeth. However, you should take extra care to avoid:

  • Chewing ice
  • Biting your fingernails
  • Opening packages with your teeth
  • Chewing on pens or other objects

If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, speak with your doctor about a customized mouthguard. 

How Much Does Treatment Usually Cost?

Porcelain veneers can cost about $800 to $3,000 per tooth. Because it is a purely cosmetic treatment, patients should keep in mind that insurance does not cover any portion of the cost of veneers. 
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Several Factors Impact the Price of Treatment

Which Material You Choose

There are a variety of materials that can be used to create porcelain veneers, including pressed ceramic and feldspathic porcelain. Each offers its own unique benefits, including varying degrees of strength and translucency.

Traditional vs. Minimal-Prep Veneers

While minimal-prep veneers are slightly less expensive, they usually do not last as long as traditional veneers. 

Doctor's Experience

Some doctors have undergone extensive training to provide porcelain veneers and often charge more than their less experienced colleagues. However, the added investment is more likely to give you the results you want.

The Location of Your Doctor Makes a Difference

In general, you can expect to pay more in highly populated metropolitan areas with a high cost of living. This is primarily due to the fact that the cost of operating a practice is also higher in these areas.

Are There Less Expensive Procedures?

Dental bonding is commonly used to treat many of the same conditions as porcelain veneers. However, while bonding is a reliable option, composite resin cannot compete with the strength, durability, and lifelike appearance of a porcelain veneer. Some patients choose to receive bonding as a way to determine if they would eventually like to invest in veneers.

Discuss Your Options with a Dentist

Bonding can address a number of imperfections, but the results do not last as long as veneers. Whitening can eliminate surface stains, but deeper stains require more extensive measures. Orthodontics can permanently improve the alignment of your smile, but treatment can take a year or longer, and requires a great deal of care and discipline. 

Porcelain veneers can provide a dramatic enhancement in just two office visits. With proper care, veneers can give you 10 years or more of beautiful, confident smilesSchedule an appointment to learn more about what porcelain veneers can do for you.

D&P Dentistry

The team of dental professionals at D&P Dentistry provides exceptional dental work and patient education to help you and your family achieve your best smiles. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alachua County Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Gainesville, FL, office, please contact us online or call (352) 331-4626.

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