As a thin shell, a veneer is placed on the front surface of the tooth to help improve its appearance. Most of the veneers used today consist of porcelain or a material consisting of resin composite. Once placed, the veneer is bonded as a permanent restoration.
Our dentist at Greenway Family Dental may recommend a veneer if you are in need of some cosmetic treatment involving teeth that have discoloration, chips, or are abnormally small in size.
Common Types Of Veneers
A porcelain veneer will be created after a mold is obtained of your teeth. The mold will then be sent to a dental lab for creation. You will return to the dentist and have the veneer bonded permanently. As you are waiting for the permanent veneer, the dentist may place a temporary veneer.
A composite resin veneer is done after your dentist makes an etching on the tooth's surface. They will then apply some composite on top of the teeth. If more composite is needed, then the dentist will apply more until they achieve the desired appearance.
No-prep veneers are similar to a Vivaneer or a Lumineer. These are made up of specific porcelain. The time needed for these veneers is less and does not require any invasive techniques.
With a no-prep veneer, since they only lay on the enamel, they do not need any tooth layers removed. Most of the time, you will not need any numbing as well. You can also have these completed without the need for a temporary veneer.
Cost of Veneers
Due to veneers being a cosmetic procedure, many dental insurance plans will not cover it. Because of this, you will be held responsible for paying for it out of pocket. Your out-of-pocket cost could easily run up to $2,500 for each tooth.
If you have composite veneers, you can expect to pay at least $400 for each tooth. Once placed, you can expect the veneer to last at least five years. Traditional veneers are known to be long-lasting, which can help you save money over time.
The cost of your veneer will be determined by many things such as the type you desire. The brand will also play a role.
Benefits of Veneers
Having veneers provides many benefits and the main is enhancing the appearance of your teeth, helping you achieve a brighter smile. Besides this, a veneer can restore teeth that have chips or cracks. Veneers can also eliminate stains and gaps and provide a smoother surface.
Get Your Veneers Today!
With veneers having the ability to last for years, you will have a lot of time to enjoy the investment. With many types available, you can choose the best one for your teeth. When you get a hold of Greenway Family Dental by calling (623) 500-6122, we will go over the different types of veneers we offer.