Dental veneers are one of the quickest ways to get a beautiful smile, especially if you are someone who is battling with stains, chips, or gaps in your teeth. However, many dentists will warn you that, if you decide to go with veneers, it is a permanent decision so you must think about what it means to you and if it’s right for you. Today we will answer many of the questions you may have concerning dental veneers and help you make the right decision.
What are dental veneers? The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has described a veneer as a “thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth.” They also provide a lot of strength compared to your tooth enamel, so they are becoming the choice for many Americans. Veneers are also custom-made so they appeal to each patient according to the dimensions of your mouth.
What problems do they fix? They are used to fix teeth that are discolored, ones that are worn down, chipped or broken, have been misaligned, or when there are gaps between them.
How are they placed? Our veneers are completed within one appointment. Depending on your sensitivity in your mouth, local anesthesia can be used. An impression of the tooth will be made and a veneer will be placed on the tooth. The veneer is cured to the surface and attached to the tooth structure. In the future, we will ensure that your veneer is giving you comfort. If it is, it will be a long-lasting structure that will bring you satisfaction for a long time.
What are the advantages? Veneers offer a variety of advantages. These include the following: Providing a natural tooth appearance, being easy on the gum tissue, stain-resistance, a wide variety on porcelain selection for whiter teeth, and an overall conservative choice to changing the color and shape of a tooth.
What are the disadvantages? There are some downsides that you should consider, however. For instance, the process is not reversible, so you have to be absolutely sure about your decision. They can also be more costly and are usually not repairable if something happens to them. You may find that your tooth has become more sensitive to hot and cold foods because of the enamel being removed. These are aspects that you must consider.
How much do they usually cost? Usually, traditional porcelain veneers can run about $900-$2,500 per tooth but last about 10 to 15 years as well. Composite veneers, on the other hand, run about $250-$1,500 per tooth and last anywhere between 5 and 7 years.
How do I care for my veneers for life? You should treat them just as you do your normal teeth. This means brushing and flossing just the same. You should also consider limiting coffee and stain-inducing foods. No matter how much you take care of them, after several years veneers may need to be replaced. Proper oral hygiene will keep them looking nice for as long as they last.
At McBride Dental, we offer one-day dental veneers that will leave you smiling and feeling as if you have made the best decision for your teeth! We can help you improve your smile with our veneer options that help you brighten your teeth and move forward with the best smile. If you are interested in our services, give us a call today at 760-471-1003.