Have you dreamed of that beautiful new smile that you can show off to your family and friends? Did you think it wasn’t possible because your teeth are misshapen or discolored?
Well, you can stop dreaming because porcelain veneers for your teeth can make your dreams a reality.
Before you start your dental veneer journey, you should know a few things.
Dental veneers are a thin piece of porcelain placed on your teeth to hide discolorations and deformities of your teeth.
The dentist will shave down your teeth to make room for the veneers so that your teeth do not appear too bulky.
The amount of shaving will depend on the position of your teeth and your desired smile outcome.
Veneers are perfect for patients who suffer from:
1. Discolored teeth
2. Teeth damaged by trauma
3. Malformed teeth
If you tend to grind a lot or have multiple cavities, dental veneers may not be the best option for you.
Bruxism tends to break off the veneers, leading to discomfort and additional money to repair the damaged teeth.
If you tend to have poor oral health and lots of cavities, your Allen Thrive dentist may let you know that dental crowns and implants are a better option for you.
Dental veneers are purely cosmetic and are not used to treat cavities.
You may want to talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign or braces to straighten your teeth instead of veneers for better long-term results.
Veneer costs are typically not covered by dental insurance. The average price can be anywhere from $800 - $4000 per tooth.
At Thrive Dental, we often have prices ranging from $900-$1100 per tooth.
What is the process of getting veneers?
After your consultation, you and your dentist will determine how many teeth should be involved in creating your ideal smile.
There is a science to making a smile that you will find the most attractive. You will talk to your dentist about your desires and what you think would be your best outcome.
The dentist will typically take an impression at this visit and send it off to our lab.
At your follow-up visit, you will see the temporary mold of your teeth, and you will be able to make adjustments to your temporary veneers at that point.
The dentist will then prepare the teeth for the veneers and take a final impression.
Your next visit will consist of the final cementation. Your dentist will make sure the veneers fit properly and that you are satisfied with the look before cementing.
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We recommend every patient who receives veneers get a night guard. One of the main problems with veneers is that they may fracture if you grind at night.
A night guard will protect your investment and also guard your other teeth against unwanted wear and tear.
Purchasing a great electric toothbrush and floss will prolong all of your dental restorations.
Q: Are veneers worth it?
A: I guess that depends on your definition of worth it.
If you believe in having a straight white smile for life, you will likely enjoy the benefits of veneers. Everyone needs to make that decision for themselves. You need to understand the costs of veneers and your other options to evaluate if they make sense for you.
Q: Is a veneer the same as a crown?
A: No. Veneers typically cover just the front (facial) of the tooth. Dental crowns will typically encompass the whole tooth and require more tooth removal.
Q: Are veneers permanent?
A: No. Veneers and crowns are not permanent. You must maintain any dental work properly for them to last as long as possible. Veneers may last up to 15 years, but that depends on your bite, how well your oral health is and how well veneers were cemented.
Q: Can you whiten veneers?
A: No. Crowns and veneers are made from porcelain which cannot be whitened with traditional whitening gel. It is best to whiten your teeth before receiving veneers so you can match the shade as best as possible.
Veneers can be a great option, but you should see your Thrive Dentist before making any final decisions.
You may want to align your teeth with Invisalign or braces and whiten them to see if that gets you the result you are after.
Many patients will straighten their teeth and whiten them and then realize they have the results they were looking for.
Veneers are worth the cost if you want to invest in your smile.
Come into Thrive Dental in Allen, Texas, to get your dental veneer evaluation and see if you are the right candidate.
Book your appointment today!