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The Cost of Dental Veneers in Lincoln, NE

Many patients want a perfect smile, thus making dental veneers an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. Whether you would like to have perfectly white teeth, want to correct chips or cover misshapen or misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be the perfect cosmetic solution for you.

Dental veneers are about the same thickness as a contact lens and cover the facial (front) surfaces of teeth, masking any imperfections. Unlike a crown, a veneer only wraps around the front of the tooth instead of encasing the entire tooth. To place dental veneers, less tooth structure is removed before bonding, making veneers a more conservative option versus full coverage crowns.  

In this article, Dr. Kim Polley answers CAQs about dental veneers.

  • How do we place dental veneers?
  • What are dental Lumineers®?
  • The cost of Lumineers® in comparison to Veneers?
  • Average Cost of Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

For many patients, porcelain veneers can correct misaligned teeth, making them a great option for patients who desire instant orthodontics. Patients can get the same aesthetic result instantly that traditional orthodontic treatment offers without wearing braces for years.

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How do we place dental veneers? Dr. Kim Polley, Your Lincoln, NE Dentist Answers…

Dental veneers are usually a two-step process. After your initial cosmetic evaluation, we will prepare your teeth for dental veneers. At the beginning of this appointment, we’ll take an impression of your teeth and use this to fabricate your temporary veneers while you await the arrival of your permanent veneers from the dental lab. Once you are numb and comfortable, we will remove just enough tooth structure to allow the dental veneers to fit and look natural.

After our cosmetic dentists has reshaped your teeth, we will take another impression. This mold is sent to our dental laboratory where your permanent veneers will be made in approximately two weeks. After two weeks, we’ll remove the temporary veneers and replace them with your permanent veneers. Now, you’ll have a brand new smile!

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What are Lumineers®?
Is the cost of Lumineers® different than dental veneers?
 Dr. Kim Polley, Your Lincoln, NE Dentist Answers…

Yes, Lumineers® are different than traditional veneers. They are thinner than a traditional veneer at only 0.2 mm and have a high translucency. Because of this they most resemble natural tooth enamel, and little to no tooth structure needs to be removed when they are placed because they are so thin.

For minor discoloration or changes to your smile, Lumineers® may be a great option for you. Unfortunately, Lumineers® are not a great option for fixing imperfections, such as gaps between teeth, crowding, or for any other significant cosmetic changes.

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Other disadvantages of Lumineers® are:

  • If no tooth structure is removed, some feel Lumineers can look “bulky”.
  • Little room for adjustment because they are so thin.

The cost of Lumineers® in comparison to Dental Veneers?

Lumineers® can be more expensive than a traditional dental veneer. The cost of Lumineers® (per tooth) in Lincoln, NE is around $1200.

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Average Cost of Dental Veneers? Dr. Kim Polley, Your Lincoln, NE Cosmetic Dentist Answers…

Northstar Dental is committed to being an affordable dentist that offers competitive pricing to our patients. Because of this, there are a few factors that will affect the cost of this cosmetic procedure. The main factors affecting dental veneer cost is case difficulty and the type of materials required to achieve the desired result(s).

The cost of dental veneers also depends upon how many veneers you have placed and if insurance or a dental discount plan will cover any of the cost. Dental veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure in most cases. Therefore, most insurance plans will not cover any of the cost of dental veneers.

Although veneers are not typically covered under most insurance plans, it is important to check with your specific policy to see if they offer any coverage for dental veneers. Occasionally, if a tooth has sustained trauma, insurance will cover a portion of the veneer. Veneers usually cost around $1,100 per tooth and to help, we have convenient payment options available. We want to help you fulfill your dreams of a beautiful smile without the worry of paying for it all at once.

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After Getting Your Dental Veneers:
Can veneers break? Dr. Kim Polley, Your Lincoln, NE Dentist Answers…

You might be wondering what things will be like after having your veneers placed. In short, you will have a bright, confident smile that looks brand new.

Be aware, however, that it is possible to break veneers. Be cautious when biting into hard foods.

If you do break your a veneer, please call us immediately. We’ll get you in quickly, so you can get back to smiling again.

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Dental Insurance & Convenient Payment Options For Dental Veneers

As mentioned above, dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure. As a result, the cost of dental veneers is rarely covered by insurance. Occasionally, if a tooth has sustained a crack or other concerns due to an accident, you may be able eligible for insurance coverage.

Affordable Options for the Cost of Dental Veneers

Whether you use dental insurance or CareCredit®, we also offer many other payment options. We believe excellent dental care should be accessible to everyone. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. We also offer payment plans and dental discount plans. Whatever your financial needs, we’ve got you covered. Call us today with any questions!

When it comes to affording your dental treatment, we are here to help. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to us.

Are dental veneers permanent? Dr. Kim Polley, Your Family, and Cosmetic Dentist Answers…

While most dentists wouldn’t call them “permanent,” they do have the potential to last up to 20 years. If you take good care of your dental veneers they’ll last a long time. Taking care of your dental veneers is as simple as good home care! Make sure to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss daily. This will help remove plaque from around your dental veneers and keep your mouth healthy.

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Wishing you health and wellness,  

Dr. Kim Polley, Your Family, and Cosmetic Dentist 

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