According to the American Dental Association, a veneer is a thin, custom-made piece of porcelain used to cover the front side of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable you natural tooth enamel.
Five signs you may need veneers
- Cracked chipped tooth
- Gaps between your teeth
- You’re unhappy with your smile
- Teeth are worn down
- Teeth are irregularly shaped or misaligned
How do I know if I am a candidate?
In order to determine if a patient is a good candidate for veneers, you should schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. The dentist will evaluate the patient and make sure there is a sufficient amount of enamel. This is very important because dentists usually remove a thin layer of enamel before placing veneers.
Also, patients should have an overall oral health and be committed to proper oral hygiene and care. If a patient does not qualify for veneers, the dentist will recommend other alternatives.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers can from seven to twenty years.
What is the process?
Consultation visit: First, you will need to schedule a visit with a dentist. The dentist will take x-rays to evaluate and determine candidacy.
Preparation: The dentist will prepare your teeth for placement by trimming half a millimeter of the tooth. Similar to the process of getting a crown, the dentist will take an impression of your tooth and send to the lab to create your veneers.
Placement: Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will look at the color and check the fit to make sure everything is ready for placement. The dentist will clean your natural teeth thoroughly and then roughened the surface to ensure adhesion of the veneers. A special cement is used to adhere the veneer and then the tooth is placed under an ultraviolet light to harden the veneer quickly.
The cost of veneers varies from patient to patient. Generally speaking, veneers range from $800- $1386 per tooth. For more information call 1-877-387-0930 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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