Veneer Specialist In Ponte Vedra

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services Provide the Smile Makeover You’re Looking For

Are you concerned about the color, shape, size or length of your teeth? Are there corrections you’d like to make to feel more confident about your smile? If so, veneers may be an excellent option to meet your cosmetic dentistry needs.

Veneers require an appointment with your dentist. They are materials we make out of either composite bond or porcelain. They sit on the teeth like a shell to cover many types of imperfections. Veneers are very thin, therefore minimally invasive tooth preparation is required. They are also quite durable.

They are placed over a damaged, discolored or otherwise displeasing tooth to improve the look of the tooth. This also protects it from further damage. The processes for creating a veneer out of porcelain and composite are different. The friendly staff at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry can explain the differences. We help you make the best decision for your veneer based on your individual circumstances and smile goals.

Veneers

Why Choose Veneers?

Veneers are an ideal solution to many conditions that negatively affect your smile. This is especially true for issues concerning your front teeth. At your initial appointment, your dentist should discuss your concerns and goals with you. This will determine whether veneers can accomplish the results you desire.

Veneers are commonly used to resolve the following types of dental issues:

 

  • Discolored teeth (due to things like food or medication stains, past root canals, large fillings or excessive fluoride use)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth, or those that are worn down (such as when people grind their teeth)
  • Uneven and misaligned teeth
  • Teeth that are overly large or too small
  • Tooth gaps
  • Tooth enamel abrasion
  • Tooth enamel erosion
  • Other cosmetic fixes to promote tooth uniformity

Porcelain Versus Composite Resin Veneers

There are several important differences in porcelain and composite resin veneers. Dr. Perry and his knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about each type of veneer.

In general, many patients wonder first about how much veneers cost. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than their composite resin counterparts. However, they also last considerably longer. Porcelain veneers can last from 10-15 years on average. Composite resin veneers have a life of about 5-7 years. Proper veneer care is the best way to ensure a long life for your custom veneers.

Porcelain veneers also do a better job of resisting stains. Additionally, many people feel they mimic the look of natural teeth better than composite veneers.

Veneers Before
Veneers After

What to Expect When Getting Veneers

Once you’ve decided to get veneers, you’ll undergo a two-visit process with Dr. Perry.

At the first appointment your dentist will prepare the tooth surface by buffing and shaping. This allows room for the thickness of the veneers when they are in place. Shaping does not affect your internal tooth structure.

During this first visit, we will also take an impression of your teeth. This helps us accomplish the best custom fit. Your veneers will be fabricated in a professional lab to specifically fit your unique teeth. Once tooth preparation is complete, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose a color that most closely matches your healthy natural teeth. If you’re getting a full set of veneers, you’ll choose a tooth colored shade that looks bright and natural. These veneers give you the smile makeover you desire.

On your second visit, each of your custom veneers will be bonded to the tooth.  Dr. Perry uses a durable bonding cement that will keep them in place long-term. We will shine a special light on the cement compound to help it harden and set. Then, Dr. Perry will make any adjustments in shape you may require. He will finish by polishing your new veneers and answer any remaining questions.

You will be awake for the entire veneer placement procedure. Little to no anesthesia is required for veneer placement.

Are you concerned about the look of your teeth between these two visits? If so, it is sometimes possible to place temporary veneers before your custom veneers are ready. If you’re interested in this option, just ask!

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Caring for Your Veneers

If you want your veneers to last, it’s important to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices. Brushing and flossing are especially important. Our staff will provide guidance on caring for your new smile. However, you shouldn’t need to alter your tooth care practices drastically. Veneers can be cared for just like natural teeth. Here are a few ways to ensure your veneers last for many years:

  • Brush your teeth after every meal (or at least twice per day) using a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Floss your teeth daily
  • Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times daily
  • Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings, ideally every six months

Why Choose Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry treatment plans, including veneers, offer hope to so many patients who have lost confidence in their smiles. Dr. Perry and his friendly, professional team understand the importance of providing a smile makeover. It lets you regain confidence and live your best life.

At Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry, the health and wellbeing of our patients is the cornerstone of the work we do. It is our goal to provide professional, high-quality, compassionate care – just like we would for our own family members. Call us today to schedule a veneers consultation. We can’t wait to get you smiling again!

Dr. Josh Perry

Meet Dr. Perry

Dr. Perry attended dental school at the University of Florida and went on to complete three additional years of specialty training in Prosthodontics.

Accreditations & Memberships
International Team for Implantology
Academy of Osseointegration
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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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Patient Reviews

5-Star Rated Ponte Vedra Dentist
Susan Bradshaw
Susan B.
11:23 10 Aug 19
Every staff member passed the fabulous test!! Caring, compassionate, attentive, knowledgeable, professional and committed to a dental plan that was right for me.
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
16:22 22 Jul 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
19:02 26 Jun 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Dave Oczypok
Dave O.
18:22 13 Jun 19
Another OUTSTANDING experience at my Dentist office! Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the very BEST dentist office in Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville, FL area! You must go there! I give them my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION as everyone and everything is fantastic!! The professional office staff is superb, welcoming, attentive, helpful and accommodating to your needs. The hygienists, especially Morgan, who by the way is an artist with the teeth cleaning water pick and has a very light yet effective touch polishing, etc., are pros and will make your pearly whites feel exceptional! Dr. Perry is top-notch, caring and extremely knowledgeable, taking time to explain anything needed to ensure you fully understand and are confident about a suggestion or recommendation he offers. I am extremely satisfied, so much so, that I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to my family and friends, even if they don’t need a new dentist office. . . 6 stars out of 5…trust me!! I actually look forward to going to this dentist office!! Thank you, Dr. Perry and team!!!
Jeanne Ariav
Jeanne A.
17:59 23 Apr 19
Dr Perry and his staff at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry are fantastic. Scheduling is a breeze, appointments are ontime and Dr Perry is a perfectionist. Dr Perry took the time at my most recent visit to listen and advise regarding some other medical issues that came up between visits with some good advice moving forward. He always calls the evening after a procedure to check if everything is ok.
Haim Ariav
Haim A.
21:45 22 Apr 19
Great service and care! The staff is amazing and very attentive with great follow-up by Dr. Perry afterwards.
James Bradshaw
James B.
21:23 19 Apr 19
What a great office, all the folks here ready do a wonderful job. I'm difficult with my schedule and they certainly helped me in that regard.
Ashley Schmitt
Ashley S.
11:05 20 Jul 17
Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the best dentist in town!! I was not a patient of Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry (I didn't have a dentist in town as I have only been living here a short while), but I was heavily pregnant and my tooth broke (not just chipped, but half of my tooth broke off). I called Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry and within a few hours I had an appointment with Dr. Perry, I was completely surprised that I would be able to get an appointment that quickly, especially considering I was a new patient. The ladies I spoke with on the phone/at the Front Desk were unbelievably friendly, accomodating and helpful. Tammy, who works very closely with Dr. Perry took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. Dr. Perry is a true professional, he is extremely good at what he does and he runs a fine practice!!! When I met Dr. Perry he was very down to earth, he was caring and explained the different options and procedure to me (as I was heavily pregnant I couldn't have x-rays or certain anesthesia). Throughout the process he made sure I understood what he was doing and that it was safe for me. Dr Perry's wife was pregnant at the time and he said to me "I wouldn't do/recommend anything to you that I wouldn't to my wife" which was very reassuring. As my tooth broke off so low to the gum/nerve Dr. Perry recommended having a root canal to prevent any pain, I literally went straight from Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to see the specialist who performed the root canal, talk about being efficient and knowing the right people!! I could not have been happier with Dr Perry's recommendation, they did a great job and I came back the next day to have the temporary crown fitted. Dr Perry advised that I should have crown lengthening done before he fitted the permanent crown (as the tooth broke off so close to the gum), so we decided it would be best to wait until after I had my baby. After my baby I had the crown lengthening done and again was extremely pleased with Dr. Perry's specialist recommendation. After my gums healed I had the permanent crown fitted and it feels like my tooth never broke as Dr. Perry did an unbelievably good job!! Needless to say I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to all of my friends when they say they need a dentist. I could not have been happier with my experience, thank you Dr. Perry and team!!!
Darla March
Darla M.
13:12 19 Jul 17
I love coming here despite gum sensitivity and not-a-fan of dental work. I have been a patient at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry since we moved here in 2012. I was sad to lose Dr. Banga and was very concerned about a new dentist. I see the wisdom in Dr. Banga's wife selling the practice to Drs. Susi and Josh Perry. I highly recommend this practice to the entire family. Dr. Susi Perry (aka Dr. Susi) is fantastic with kids and young adults. Dr. Josh Perry is an expert in adult and geriatric dental care. My grandfather complained about his dentures for ten years until Dr. Perry and his staff were able to line them and heal the remaining bone and tissue. Years of pain, frustration and difficulty eating were remedied in three visits. The front office staff, hygienists and assistants are professional, proficient and kind. They treat us like family. They helped get my grandparents in/out of the car; work with us for appointments; file all the insurance claims; and, provide a gentle touch in cleanings and care. I recommend this dentist to those new to the area; and, anyone looking for a comprehensive dental office.
James Carlin
James C.
21:46 02 Mar 17
It just doesn't get any better than this team. I am having a smile changing procedure. I have never, ever been happy with my teeth. I am so at ease with all the steps of this. I am looking forward to next stage of life with a smile I can be confident about
Greta Saari Mayhugh
Greta Saari M.
12:59 30 Sep 16
Seriously the best dentist and people that work there... I'm so sad to have to move away... :( love them all!
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