Are you 100% satisfied with the appearance of your smile? If the answer is no, there are interventions available in cosmetic dentistry -- and porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to transform imperfect teeth in the smile zone. These are the six teeth that show when you speak and grin, and they’re the ones that can make or break your entire look. Keep reading to learn how veneers work and whether or not they’re right for you from the team at Dental Dental Center.
Veneers are thin restorations that can be placed onto the front side of the teeth that show when you smile. These coverings are customized to match the size, shape, color, and overall appearance that will suit your unique facial structure best. Veneers are made out of porcelain, which looks and feels just like the tooth enamel you were born with -- for the most natural-looking beauty possible. Unlike tooth enamel, though, porcelain is non-porous, which means it will not absorb the colors of what you eat and drink. That keeps a smile transformed with veneers dazzling white for years and years to come.
Porcelain veneers are completed over the course of two visits to our office. In the first one, we will do the prep work -- including removing a small portion of tooth enamel from each tooth and placing a temporary veneer to cover it up. Using molds we take of your teeth and details from your treatment plan, our partner lab will create your new veneers specifically for your smile. Once they are sent back to our office, you return to have them securely bonded onto each tooth. And we know you will love the result!
With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for up to 20 years before they will need to be replaced due to natural changes that occur with age. To take excellent care of your veneers, make sure you:
Many adults who have healthy but cosmetically imperfect front teeth are eligible for transformation with veneers. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our office. Even if veneers aren’t quite right for your smile, we can help you to identify the perfect solution with other cosmetic or restorative options.
Denton Dental Center offers exceptional cosmetic dentistry for friends and neighbors in North Texas. To learn more about porcelain veneers or to find out if you are a candidate for this popular treatment, you are invited to request an appointment today!
The number of veneers needed varies depending on the results you want to achieve and the severity of your aesthetic concerns. Your cosmetic dentist in Denton most often recommends placing veneers on the front 2, 4, or 8 teeth to ensure your results look seamless; however, it is possible to get a veneer on a single tooth.
Depending on the severity of your alignment issues, you may be a candidate for veneers. In some cases, veneers can be used to make your teeth appear straighter. They can resolve minor alignment issues and close gaps without having to spend months wearing braces. If your alignment concerns are too complex for veneers, you may first need orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign.
Although veneers are made of porcelain, they are durable to last for several years with the right care. While they are strong, they can chip or crack. In some cases, one may even fall off after a few years. There’s no need to worry. Your dentist in Denton can replace your veneer to reinstate your beautiful smile.
There isn’t any easy way to determine how much you’ll pay for veneers without first having a consultation. The cost of the procedure is determined by your specific treatment plan, like the number of veneers needed. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your consultation and discuss the costs associated with your treatment. We will take the time to explain your payment options to get the smile of your dreams without breaking the bank.
It is rare for any dental insurance company to pay for porcelain veneers because they are considered an elective procedure. If your dentist deems them necessary for your oral health, your insurance may cover a portion of their cost. We will file any claims or paperwork with your insurance company to reduce the amount you need to pay if they are included in your coverage.
We accept several payment forms for any remaining balance. Besides traditional methods, we also accept third-party financing with CareCredit. You’re given the funds you need based on your credit’s approval. You’ll repay the balance using a payment plan that accommodates your budget.
If you’re ready for your dream smile, contact our office today to learn more about porcelain veneers.