Strength and Beauty for Your New Gorgeous Smile
Dental veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. Many patients are in search of that perfect smile. Often, patients feel self-conscious about concerns with their teeth that could be corrected in just a couple of weeks! Whether you want flawlessly white teeth, to correct a chip, or to cover misshapen or crooked teeth, dental veneers could be the perfect cosmetic solution for you. Veneers can be used to cover gaps between teeth, or teeth that are worn down, chipped, broken, uneven, misaligned, discolored or have spaces between them.
Porcelain veneers are about the as thick as a contact lens and are custom-made to fit your teeth. Unlike a crown, a veneer only wraps around the front of the tooth instead of encasing the entire tooth. This means less tooth structure has to be removed before veneers are bonded in place. Many are concerned about the cost of dental veneers; However, NorthStar Dental has competitive prices and convenient payment options to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are a thin, porcelain cap that is bonded to a tooth to cover minor imperfections. Because dental veneers are made of a thin, high-grade porcelain material, minimal tooth structure needs to be removed before they can be placed. Dental veneers cover imperfections, like gaps between teeth, do not stain, and blend flawlessly with the rest of your smile.
What is the procedure for dental veneers?
Placing veneers is usually a two-step process. Once you have had your initial cosmetic evaluation, you will come in to have your teeth prepared for the veneers. Your dentist will take an impression at the beginning of your appointment that will be used to fabricate your temporary veneers. You will wear the temporary veneers while you await your permanent veneers. Once you are numb and comfortable, your dentist will remove just enough tooth structure to allow the dental veneers to fit in naturally.
Once your teeth are the correct shape for veneers, your dentist will take another impression. They will send the mold to our dental laboratory where your permanent veneers are made. The process takes about two weeks. After two weeks, the temporary veneers are removed, and your permanent veneers are bonded in place. You will have a new, beautiful smile!
Benefits of Dental Veneers
The benefits of dental veneers are many. For one, they’re the most versatile cosmetic solution out there. Here are a few of the primary benefits of dental veneers.
Customizability – Because veneers cover the front surface of a person’s smile, they’re completely customizable. With the help of your dentist, you can make your smile appear any way that appeals to you.
Versatility – Veneers are incredibly versatile. They have the potential to fix several minor flaws, as listed below.
The Many Uses of Dental Veneers
Chipped, Cracked Teeth – Veneers can fix chipped and cracked teeth of all kinds. As long as the tooth isn’t severely damaged, a veneer can cover up the front surface and make it look healthy and beautiful.
Teeth with Gaps – The customizability of veneers allows you to cover up any gaps in your smile. Even if a patient has severe buck teeth, veneers offer an easy fix! We can instantly help your smile appear straight, clean, and sophisticated.
Stained Teeth – Many people today have stains on their front teeth that seem impossible to get rid of. Whether they’re from drinking coffee, tea, wine, smoking, or otherwise, these stains can be ruthless. Thankfully, they can be easily disguised as perfect teeth with dental veneers.
Uneven Teeth – Some of our patients have stated that it was embarrassing to have teeth that grew in unevenly. This issue is a part of the past for them now, as veneers were able to make their teeth look straight and even.
Worn-Down Teeth – A handful of our patients suffer from Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth-grinding. Over time, this causes teeth to become seriously worn-down. This can make any smile look dull and worn. Dental veneers are even able to make the most worn-down teeth look beautiful and strong.
Drawbacks of Dental Veneers
There aren’t any major drawbacks of veneers, but there are a few things you should know before getting them.
Preparation – When your dentist places veneers, they’ll need to prepare your teeth. By roughening the surface of your teeth, the dentist will create a surface that veneers can easily bond to. This process often changes the appearance of your teeth. Should you ever decide to go without veneers someday, your teeth will not look the same as they used to.
Less Durable – It is possible for dental veneers to break. While they are made out of a high-grade porcelain, they’re still prone to break. Luckily, your dentist can always remove and replace your veneers to keep them looking nice.
Can Be Costly – Compared to other cosmetic dentistry options, veneers can tend to seem costly. However, veneers can often last up to 20 years, so you can think of it as an investment rather than a one-time purchase.
Learn more about veneers from WebMD.
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Does dental insurance cover dental veneers?
The cost of dental veneers can be tricky to manage. While most insurances do not cover the cost of dental veneers, Northstar can offer discounted prices on many treatments through our partners at Lincoln Dental Plans. Click the link to their website to learn more!
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