What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin shells that are cemented on the front of teeth to make them appear straighter, healthier and fuller. Dental veneers can help people with discolored, worn down, chipped, misaligned, spaced, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth. There are two kinds of dental veneers: porcelain and resin composite material. Composite veneers are usually created by the dentist in the office, while porcelain veneers are usually made in a lab.
Should I get resin composite or porcelain veneers?
Resin composite material can be used if the tooth issues are minor and the teeth function properly. However, if your teeth are broken, dark, and have gaps, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers, which are very similar to normal teeth and even reflect light like natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.
What are the advantages of dental veneers?
Dental veneers preserve the most of your original tooth compared to other dental procedures such as crowns. Dental veneers improve how your teeth look, and can give you a smile makeover. The color of dental veneers can be custom selected, so you can pick a lighter color if your tooth is dark and/or pick a color that matches your teeth. If you have gum recession and the tooth roots are exposed, dental veneers can cover the roots.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers can last longer than 10 years with good hygiene such as brushing and flossing. Dental veneers are cared for just like your real teeth. There may need to be corrections made as time goes by, but dental veneers are very sturdy.
Are dental veneers painful?
The dentist will numb the area so there is no discomfort when placing the veneers. You may feel some pressure, but a local anesthetic should eliminate any pain. The dentist will shave some of the tooth to make the surface a little rough so that the dental veneer will bond with the tooth surface.
Do dental veneers look fake?
If the correct shade is chosen, dental veneers should match your surrounding teeth and look perfectly normal. Our office uses high-tech imaging equipment so you can see what your mouth would look like with dental veneers before we even start.
How much are dental veneers?
The price for dental veneers varies because each procedure is different for each person. Our dentist will evaluate your teeth, and come up with a treatment plan that will work best for your smile.
The cost of dental veneers also depends on how many teeth you need done. Another factor is how much your dental insurance company would cover. Some insurance plans may cover up to 50% of the cost. If the dental veneers are considered restorative, then you have a better chance of getting them covered by insurance. We also offer payment plan options for our patients.
Why Blacksburg Smiles for Porcelain Veneers
- All Veneers are Fabricated By Our Lab - Ensuring Shade Matching
- Precision fit for ultimate comfort!
- Low Monthly Payments & Financing Available
- We offer a Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Advance Bio-compatable Material to Ensure Maximum Adhesion to Natural Tooth.
- Procedure and Placement Using Latest Digital Technology.
To find out more about dental veneers and if they would help your smile, please call our office at 540-509-0112. We will be happy to answer your questions, and set up a consultation for you with our dentist.