Worn, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth can compromise your smile in ways that affect your self-confidence.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain shells that conceal imperfections and give your smile a healthy, symmetrical look.
What makes porcelain veneers such a great option?
This advanced dental ceramic mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel and is color-matched to the shade of surrounding teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal chips, cracks, misalignment, gaps, and stubborn discoloration that does not respond to whitening treatment.
Veneers are also remarkably strong. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more.
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Sounds impressive, but are veneers right for me?
In most cases, a certain amount of enamel is required. This is because before traditional veneers are placed, a certain amount of enamel must be removed to achieve a natural appearance. Minimal- and no-prep veneers allow a broader range of patients to qualify. However, some patients with very worn or thin enamel might not be eligible for veneers.
What can veneers address?
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In the past, veneers could appear unnatural, too perfect, or bulky. But with today's state-of-the-art materials, they are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Although every patient's results will vary depending on their goals, you can generally expect a brighter, more balanced, and more youthful-looking smile.
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You can care for veneers just like your natural teeth. However, you should take extra care to avoid:
If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, speak with your doctor about a customized mouthguard.
I heard porcelain veneers are expensive...
How is the cost of veneers determined?
Some doctors have undergone extensive training to provide porcelain veneers and often charge more than their less experienced colleagues. However, the added investment is more likely to give you the results you want.
What else influences the price of veneers?
I'm not sure porcelain veneers are in my budget...
Dental bonding is commonly used to treat many of the same conditions as porcelain veneers. However, while bonding is a reliable option, composite resin cannot compete with the strength, durability, and lifelike appearance of a porcelain veneer. Some patients choose to receive bonding as a way to determine if they would eventually like to invest in veneers.
Is there a way to make treatment more affordable?
Are veneers worth the investment?
I definitely want a better-looking smile...
Bonding can address a number of imperfections, but the results do not last as long as veneers. Whitening can eliminate surface stains, but deeper stains require more extensive measures. Orthodontics can permanently improve the alignment of your smile, but treatment can take a year or longer, and requires a great deal of care and discipline.
Porcelain veneers can provide a dramatic enhancement in just two office visits. With proper care, veneers can give you 10 years or more of beautiful, confident smiles. Schedule an appointment to learn more about what porcelain veneers can do for you.
Dr Perry is a great dentist. Very kind and informative. I feel like he is personally invested in my health. He always takes the time to sit and discuss any issues I'm having - I never feel like they're rushing me out.