Dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the look of your smile. They can be used to hide stains, fix chipped teeth, correct gaps, and reshape oddly shaped teeth. Veneers are custom-made for each person. They consist of thin laminates that match the existing color of your teeth for a natural look. Dental veneers are made of composite-resin material or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are more natural-looking, but they are more costly. Veneers made of composite-resin material are more affordable, but tend to break more easily. At your consultation, your dentist can discuss the benefits and disadvantages of each and answer your questions.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The price of porcelain or composite veneers can vary due to the various complexities involved, which are different for each patient. At your consultation, your dentist can assess your teeth and inform you of the accurate cost.
What should I consider before choosing dental veneers?
To snap on porcelain veneers to your teeth, you will permanently lose some tooth enamel. If this is a concern, you may want to consider composite-resin material, as this involves less tooth enamel loss. Another thing to consider is that dental veneers last 10 years at the most. They will need to be replaced at that point. Dental veneers are prone to damage, so patients who suffer from teeth grinding or clenching may need to wear a mouth guard to avoid damage.
How should I take care of my dental veneers?
While dental veneers are prone to damage, you can still eat and drink normally. Avoid candy and hard foods. If you choose composite-resin veneers, avoid consuming coffee and red wine to a minimize staining. Maintaining healthy dental hygiene minimizes staining and avoids gum disease and tooth decay. Make sure to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams.
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Both porcelain and composite veneers are a good option for fixing damaged or unsightly teeth. Call our office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online now.