Veneers: Take Your Smile to The Next Level
Improving your smile has the potential to positively impact your daily life. It can bring you confidence and help you be your best self. But professional teeth whitening can only do so much for your smile. If you’re looking for a solution that can do more, veneers may be your answer.
The Many Uses of Veneers
Veneers are extremely thin shells made of porcelain, and they’re bonded to the front of your teeth. The front surface acts as a bright cover for your teeth. They’re made out of porcelain which makes them blend in with your other teeth seamlessly. Because of this, they’re one of the most versatile dental tools in existence today. Dentists use them for a slew of different smile corrections. While they’re primarily used as a cosmetic solution, dentists have recently begun using them for structural problems too.
Teeth Whitening – Since it covers up the front surface of your teeth, a veneer is a good solution for those that don’t want traditional teeth whitening.
Worn-Down Teeth – A veneer can also cover up a tooth that’s been affected by excessive grinding, or bruxism.
Cracked or Chipped Teeth – When a tooth is cracked or chipped, veneers can be useful in covering up the tooth’s surface. The same principle applies as with teeth whitening.
Gaps Between Teeth – To correct gapped teeth, a veneer creates the illusion of a bigger tooth or teeth to fill the space out.
Uneven, Irregular Teeth – Veneers can smooth out many dental surfaces that might look irregular.
“Today, veneers are stronger and more realistic than ever before. They will transform not only your smile but also your entire appearance.” – Dr. Sydney Joyce
One of our many Lincoln dentists, Dr. Sydney is right. We’ve seen veneers have a massive impact on patients’ confidence.
They’re also durable, and can often last up to 10 years. Like natural teeth though, they’re still susceptible to damage. If a veneer breaks, patients can keep the missing pieces and have them repaired or replaced at our office. If a veneer breaks so badly it is not salvageable, we’ll discuss other options at the office. Luckily, broken veneers do not typically cause pain or discomfort.
Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The cost of porcelain veneers, like any dental procedure, varies significantly. Usually, they cost more than other whitening options, though they tend to be less than getting a crown.
If you’re curious about the cost of porcelain veneers, the best way to find out the price is to set up a free consultation with any of our locations. If you’re concerned about being able to afford them, you can check out our partners at Lincoln Dental Plans. Through them, we’re able to offer affordable dental care.
Otherwise, we have many payment options to offer. Feel free to give us a call to talk about finances.
Preparing a patient’s teeth for veneers is important. It’s essential to prepare your teeth so the veneers will bond correctly.
- First, your dentist will remove some of your tooth’s enamel to prepare a spot for the veneer. Each tooth has different requirements as to how much of the enamel should be removed. However, it will always be a very thin layer of ceramic.
- Next, the dentist will make impressions of your teeth with a soft putty and a tray. The tray will rest in your mouth and harden around your teeth. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made to fit.
- While the dental lab makes your veneers, the dentist will typically provide the patient with a temporary veneer. The permanent veneers will take one to two weeks to come back. Once these are put on, you’re good to go! There’s no recovery after your veneers are put in place.