What are veneers?
Veneers are very thin porcelain or laminate shells that your dentist applies to the front of your teeth. They’re designed to improve the appearance of your teeth in color and shape.
How are veneers applied?
If you’re a good candidate for veneers, your dentist at RenovaSmiles will first remove a minimal amount of tooth material from the front of the tooth. This must be done to make the veneers look natural and not bulging.
Once they remove this surface material, they make an impression of your teeth to send off to the lab that will make your veneers.
At your second appointment, your dentist affixes your veneers to your teeth. Any reshaping or adjusting will happen at this point, and your new smile will be ready for the world.
If necessary, your natural teeth surrounding those getting veneers should be professionally whitened before your veneer treatment.
Since your veneers won’t change color, they should be matched to your pre-whitened teeth, and then you just have to maintain whitening for your natural teeth from that point on.
Are veneers expensive?
The price of veneers can vary due to the materials used. Porcelain veneers are the top quality and will be the most expensive. Laminate veneers will save you some money, but may not last as long as porcelain veneers.
With advances in dental technology, the price of veneer treatments can be reduced by combining veneers with other cosmetic treatments to achieve the same goal.
Your RenovaSmiles dentist completes a full assessment of your cosmetic needs and designs the best treatments to fit your goals.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers can last for as long as 20 years. Just like natural teeth, however, the length of time that veneers last will largely depend on your lifestyle.
Crunching on ice or hard candy can damage veneers prematurely, and people who participate in contact sports are more likely to suffer damage to veneers than those who don’t.
If a veneer is damaged and there is no tooth damage involved, veneers are easy to replace. Your dentist will provide you with comprehensive education on how to care for your veneers, ensuring that you get the most long lasting benefits from your treatment.
To schedule an appointment for veneers today, call the office or book an appointment online today.