Enhance Your Smile
Veneers are thin shells that we place over the surface of your teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. They’re made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a stunning appearance and long-lasting results.
Dr. Smith will customize your veneers so they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing you with the brilliant smile you’ve always dreamed of. We recommend veneers for treating the following issues:
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Veneers Process
Improving your smile with veneers is a fast and easy process that’s typically completed in just two appointments. During your first visit, Dr. Smith will take a detailed impression of your smile and send it to a laboratory, where your veneers will be custom-designed just for you.
In about two weeks, your veneers will be ready and you’ll return to our office so Dr. Smith can finish the procedure. He’ll ensure that the fit and color of your veneers are perfect before using a special dental adhesive to bond them to your teeth.
Veneers are a non-surgical treatment, so you won’t have to worry about a lengthy or painful recovery. Once your veneers are in place, all that’s left to do is enjoy your beautiful new smile.
Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers
Any patient who wants to eliminate cosmetic issues from their smile is a candidate for veneers. There are no major obstacles that prevent patients from receiving this treatment.
However, if you have a tendency to bite your fingernails or grind your teeth, you’ll likely end up damaging your veneers. We recommend breaking these habits if you want your new smile to last.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
Dr. Smith will administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums before the procedure, so you won’t feel any pain. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure, but this will dissipate within a few hours.
How long do veneers last?
With proper care, veneers typically last between seven and fifteen years.
How many appointments does the procedure require?
In most cases, Dr. Smith can place your veneers in just two appointments roughly two weeks apart.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Porcelain veneers can range anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, so most insurance plans won’t provide any coverage for them. However, there are some exceptions depending on your provider.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If you damage a veneer, or if one falls out of your mouth, do your best to keep it clean and store it carefully. Don’t attempt to fix or reattach the veneer yourself. Call Dr. Smith right away if you experience a problem with one of your veneers.
How do I take care of my veneers?
Veneers can be cared for just like your natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special cleaning products are required. However, we recommend avoiding habits such as chewing ice cubes, biting your fingernails, or grinding your teeth, as they can damage your veneers.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
Yes — in some cases, we can use veneers to close gaps between teeth and help them appear straighter.