Dental veneers offer an outstanding solution if you are looking to enhance your smile. Known for their remarkable effectiveness and user-friendly nature, they have become a favored cosmetic treatment option.
Dental veneers prove to be beneficial in addressing various dental issues such as crowding, chipped teeth, worn-down teeth, or stained areas. These thin shells are placed on the front surface of the teeth, concealing any noticeable imperfections and promoting a straight and even appearance.
The shade of veneers can be customized to match your natural tooth color, and their application comes with minimal discomfort. Dental veneers are strong and durable, ensuring they can endure many years of use before needing replacement or repairs.
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 ultra-thin shells applied to the front surfaces of teeth. Depending on the type of veneers, a slight amount of enamel may be gently removed to prepare the teeth. Once installed, veneers conceal noticeable imperfections and can be used to align teeth. They can be customized to enhance tooth thickness which will improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing in place with a strong dental adhesive.
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.
In-office, composite veneers are crafted using tooth-colored resin, which are then directly applied to the teeth. These veneers are more cost-effective and require less time for application compared to porcelain veneers. They prove to be highly effective in concealing a wide range of aesthetic concerns, offering an excellent solution for various cosmetic issues.
Porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality porcelain material to perfectly match your teeth. These custom-made veneers are typically made in a specialized laboratory and then delivered to our office for application. Our team will carefully apply the veneers, ensuring they align seamlessly with your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers offer enhanced longevity due to their durable material, provide a remarkably natural appearance, and effectively address significant cosmetic concerns such as severe teeth discoloration or misalignment.
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?
Since veneers are generally classified as a cosmetic procedure, they are typically not covered by insurance. On average, traditional dental veneers range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep dental veneers tend to cost approximately $800 to $2,000 per tooth.
More Questions About Dental Veneers?
If you're interested in a dental veneer consultation or have any questions about veneers, contact us today.