Dental Veneers: What to Know
Veneers are a type of dental crown used to cover the front part of teeth to help you achieve a straighter, more even smile. They are thin and custom-made to match the shape of your teeth for both adults and children. Veneers can be made from porcelain, plastic, or resin. They help to resolve common dental issues including a crooked smile, gaps between teeth, and stained teeth.
Porcelain veneers have been shown to provide more aesthetic results than other veneer materials because they look more like natural tooth enamel. However, veneers made from these materials may be more expensive than those made from plastic or resin materials due to their higher quality construction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers:
What Are the Advantages?
Veneers are made to match your teeth exactly and then cover the front parts of your natural teeth. This helps cover up any gaps or stains in your teeth, making them more even. Veneers can also help you achieve a straighter smile by creating a more even appearance. If your teeth have suffered years of discoloration, veneers can completely reverse your smile back to a healthier, whiter appearance in record time, compared to alternative whitening methods.
How Much Can Someone Expect to Pay?
The price of veneers is usually determined by how much an individual wants to change the look of their teeth. On average, the cost is $925 – $2,500 per tooth. It’s an incredibly wide range that is dependent on your specific dental goals. This is why it’s important to have a consultation with an orthodontist who can provide a more concrete price estimate that you can expect and consider.
Do They Stain?
Veneers do not stain, due to their porcelain composition. This is a huge benefit that attracts many to choose this dental option.
How Do I Know I’m an Appropriate Candidate?
If your current teeth are not suffering from any major oral decline conditions, you are probably in good shape to be considered for veneers. However, it’s still important to have a consultation with an orthodontist in order to find out if they are the right option for you. Veneers are not a one-size-fits-all solution, and your orthodontist will be able to assess the exact type that is a good fit for you.
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