Understanding the Need for Dental Veneers – Should You Get Them, and What Do They Cost?
Should you get dental veneers? What are they, and why should you even consider them? Contrary to popular belief, veneers are much more practical than most would give them credit for.
What are dental veneers? They are a layer of material normally used to cover a tooth that had its enamel damaged or worn off over time. Veneers are typically made from porcelain or a special composite that can either be prepared in the mouth or in a dental lab, and later sent to the clinic for use.
At our clinic you will find only the most professionally crafted veneers, and you will be provided with the best experience and most affordable costs that any local dentist’s office could provide.
Why Would You Need Dental Veneers?
Any dental health clinic can tell you that veneers are excellent for covering and protecting your tooth in the event that you have a worn enamel. However, there are a few other cases when a beautiful set of cosmetic porcelain veneers or porcelain laminate veneers might be required:
• A good reason might be if you are born with a certain genetic predisposition for the gaps between your teeth to widen as you get older.
• Veneers are commonly used when there is wear and tear involving aged teeth that have suffered cracks, chips, or have developed an uneven appearance.
• Uneven teeth can also be a good candidate for a dental veneer procedure. This is a problem that typically appears due to wear and tear or tooth grinding.
Cost and Quality of Dental Veneers
Depending on the type of veneer you are considering and the complexity of the procedure involved, the costs can vary greatly, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. However, at our clinic you’ll find that the price required for getting dental veneers is surprisingly low, compared to what most local dentists have to offer.
Some additional factors that could influence the cost also include the number of teeth that need to be treated and the type of dental insurance plan you have. You can also consider several alternatives to veneers, including orthodontic treatments, tooth reconditioning, teeth whitening procedures and dental bonding.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Veneers
Q: What should I expect from the veneer procedure?
A: The procedure itself can usually be completed in as little as two visits, and the time span required is about six weeks. Although some visits can be quite long and comprehensive, we have the best amenities, and can provide you with the comfort you need during the time when your veneers are being prepared.
Q: Are dental veneers permanent?
A: Because the procedure involves the removal of a layer of enamel, your dental veneers will be permanent. If they are damaged, you will have to consider either replacing them or opt for one of the other available alternatives.
Q: Are dental veneers safe, and what are some other alternatives I could consider?
A: The only caution you need to be aware of regards inexperienced dentists whose misuse and impaired preparation techniques can lead to the destruction of 3-30% of the tooth’s surface during the procedure. This, however, will never be a concern when it comes to our highly experienced staff, who have successfully handled the preparation process for dental veneers countless times.