Dental veneers provide an excellent solution if you are looking to enhance your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment because of their overall effectiveness and ease of use.
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If you suffer from crowded, chipped, worn down or stained teeth, dental veneers could be the perfect option for you to enhance your smile. Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed on the front surface of the teeth to upgrade their appearance. These thin shells hide any noticeable flaws and will help the teeth appear straight and even.
Our dental veneers are strong and durable – you won’t need to have them repaired or replaced for many years. The shade of your dental veneers will be adjusted to your tooth color and they are applied with minimal discomfort and prep.
Every set of dental veneers is custom-designed based on your needs—so you get the results you want. This means we will make two appointments with you, the first to take scans of your teeth and the second to apply and adjust the veneers to your teeth.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are thin shells that are applied to the front surfaces of a person’s teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once the shells are placed on the teeth, they can cover any noticeable flaws so you can smile with confidence. Dental veneers can also help adjust the thickness of the teeth to improve spacing issues.
Dental veneers are very easy to apply. The preparation is simple and the application process is fairly quick. The veneers are secured in place with a strong dental adhesive. After the procedure, you will walk out of the office with a new smile!
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface where veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth where veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both a great solution for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested, but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Veneers typically are not covered by insurance since they are considered a cosmetic procedure. However, costs can range depending on your dentist. As an average, traditional dental veneers range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth and no-prep dental veneers cost around $800 to $2000 per tooth.
More Questions About Dental Veneers?
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