RESHAPE AND RESTORE YOUR TEETH WITH VENEERS
Dental veneers are a simple, long-lasting, natural solution for many minor cosmetic issues. A veneer is a thin laminate that is made out of porcelain or ceramic. The shade of the veneer, along with its shape and size will be made to match your surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly. Most people are candidates for the procedure as long as their tooth structure and roots are in place. If, however, you have a cavity or gum disease, this will need to be treated before we complete the procedure.
Veneers can transform your smile by correcting:
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between front teeth
- Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
- Teeth that are too small or not even in length
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth
Improve your Smile with Veneers
Patients love how veneers make their teeth look! The veneer uses your natural teeth, so there is no need for surgery, and the recovery time is reduced. Since the veneers are made to match your other teeth, they will look natural, and no one will be able to tell that you had any cosmetic dentistry work completed. Another benefit is that they are made out of a stain resistant material. This means that your teeth will stay whiter and brighter, even if your favorite beverage is a hot cup of coffee. We can use dental veneers to transform your smile.
The Process of Getting Veneers
The process can take several weeks so there will be a period where you need to be careful about what you eat and what activities you engage in. During your first visit, we will take an impression of your teeth to create the veneers in a lab. The final porcelain veneers will match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth, taking a week or more to create.
We will also prepare your tooth by removing a portion of the enamel. This helps the veneer lay flat and in line with your gum tissue. After preparing the tooth, we will secure a temporary veneer using removable glue (allowing for fairly easy removal later). While wearing a temporary veneer, it is important to brush your teeth gently and avoid eating any foods that may push it out of place.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you will come back to our office so we can remove the temporary and ensure that the new veneer is a perfect fit. It is typically attached using a water based solution to see how it looks. If any adjustments need to be made, it will be done at this time. Otherwise, the tooth will be cleaned and the dental veneer will be bonded to the tooth. Results are instant and you can start flashing your smile right away!
There is a short recovery time when getting veneers. Your teeth may be sore for a few days after the preparation phase and after placing the permanent veneers. During this time, you can take pain medication to help you stay comfortable. Patients also benefit from getting rest and using a cold compress to reduce any swelling. We recommend you watch what you eat for a few days and stick with foods that are soft.
QUESTIONS ABOUT DENTAL VENEERS
Will insurance cover veneers?
Your insurance company may or may not pay for veneers. We will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that you receive the dental care that you need, regardless of how much they are willing to pay. We offer a variety of financing solutions for those that are uninsured, as well. By creating a payment plan, we make getting veneers affordable.
What types of veneers are there?
- Porcelain Veneers – Traditionally veneers are made of porcelain material, and are the most resistant and natural looking option. They make your teeth appear whiter and straighter. Because they’re permanently bonded to your teeth, the preparation and application process is fairly lengthy.
- Composite veneers – Made of a composite resin, these veneers are a more affordable option and can be applied in one session. While composite resin veneers are strong, they are far more prone to chipping and typically last only 4-8 years.
- Lumineers – Often called “no prep” veneers because they require less preparation to apply to your teeth. Because they’re more translucent and thinner than porcelain veneers, they’re not as good at hiding damage to your teeth. They’re semi-permanent, which means potentially reversible without damaging the teeth, but they don’t last as long.
- Palatal veneers – Known as “onlays” they generally restore the surface of a tooth behind the front teeth.
Are veneers and crowns the same?
While they’re both restorative treatment options, no they are not the same. A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is applied to the front of your tooth, whereas a dental crown covers your entire tooth.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers generally last about 10 years. However, with good care, they can last up to 20 years.
Can veneers fall off?
It’s not very common, but they can fall off under certain situations. To avoid veneers falling off, maintain good oral hygiene at home, schedule routine dental cleanings and exams, and follow any specific recommendations from your dentist.
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Call Village Parkway Dental at 972-221-8724