Questions about Veneers

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Are you considering cosmetic dentistry? You undoubtedly have some questions about procedures, the process, and what to expect. You may be unsure of what to ask the dentist during your consultation. For this reason, we have provided you with answers to commonly asked questions regarding dental veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers can be made of either porcelain or composite, depending on your choosing and dental needs. They are essentially ultra-thin shells that completely cover the front portion of your teeth. The results provide you with a gorgeous, new smile worthy of Hollywood! Veneers are considered one of the least invasive procedures in cosmetic dentistry since they require only a minute amount of tooth to be removed, if any, to make way for the permanent restoration.

How can veneers improve my smile?

Veneers are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry because they cover up a multitude of dental flaws – just one of the many benefits of veneers! Want straight teeth but don’t have time for braces? Wish you could have perfect teeth without undergoing extensive dental work? Want to permanently whiten your teeth forever? With veneers, you can!

Dental veneers can fix these imperfections:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Minor tooth crookedness
  • Teeth that are too short or too small
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Discolored teeth

Why should I bother fixing my smile?

An aesthetic smile is not just about beauty, but function and even your oral health! It is true, straight teeth mean a more harmonious bite (occlusion) and are easier to clean than crooked teeth. Since your smile is the first thing that people will notice about you, why not make a good first impression every time – no more hiding yours smile or worrying that it may be holding you back in life! Studies show that people with an attractive smile are more likely to get asked out on a second date. What are you waiting for?

Can veneers be combined with other cosmetic dentistry services?

Absolutely! In fact, many patients undergoing a smile makeover will receive various types of cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the look and function of their smile. For example, we may place veneers on your upper front teeth, but provide a teeth whitening treatment to the rest of your teeth so that your natural teeth blend in with your new permanent restorations. This way, you can go with the whitest shade possible for your veneers, and still look natural!

What do veneers look like?

These ultra-thin shells, when installed will look completely natural. Whether you choose porcelain or composite veneers, the result will blend in and even mimic the same light reflecting qualities of your natural tooth enamel. People will only notice your gorgeous smile!

How long does it take to get veneers?

By using our CAD/CAM technology, we are able to fabricate custom-made porcelain veneers in a single visit! This means that you can have a new smile in one day – no more waiting weeks to achieve results. Composite veneers are also completed in one day. Dr. Devine will handcraft these in the office while you wait. So, you essentially can get a completely transformed smile within one day, regardless of the material that we use. You can learn more about our CAD/CAM technology here.

How much do veneers cost? 

The answer to this also depends. This will vary depending on how many veneers you need, and whether you choose porcelain or composite. If your two front teeth have a sizeable gap that needs to be filled by covering those teeth in veneers, your overall cost of treatment would be less than a patient wanting all of their front teeth to be covered with veneers. Cost also varies between materials used. Composite generally costs a bit less than porcelain, but during your consultation with Dr. Devine, we will determine exactly how much your procedure will cost.

Concerned about how you will afford your veneers? At Devine Dentistry, we offer a variety of payment options including third-party financing with interest-free, low monthly payments. Ask us if you qualify.

What are the benefits of veneers versus other cosmetic dentistry services?

Veneers are minimally invasive, compared to other treatments, and it allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, which is always a plus. Since veneers can cover multiple cosmetic dental problems at once, it proves as a cost-effective dental treatment versus undergoing individual treatments for each tooth or waiting years to get perfect teeth with orthodontics.

Want to learn more about veneers or schedule your consultation? Just call (615) 269-4209 today!