Today, we’re answering 4 common questions about porcelain veneers, so keep reading to find out if they’re the right choice for you.
1. What are porcelain veneers?
Before you have any cosmetic dentistry procedures, it’s important to understand more about them, and what results you can expect. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your natural teeth.
Before they are attached, the porcelain veneers are digitally designed and customized so that they fit the size, color, and shape of your teeth. A thin layer of enamel is removed from your natural teeth before the porcelain veneers are bonded. The goal of porcelain veneers is to improve the look of your smile by fixing any cosmetic issues with your natural teeth. That might mean straightening your teeth, closing any gaps, or fixing damaged teeth.
Porcelain veneers offer long-term results. If you take good care of them, they can last 15 to 25 years. Not only are they made to be aesthetically pleasing, but they are completely functional too, just like your natural teeth.
2. Should I get porcelain veneers?
If you’re considering porcelain veneers, it’s best to discuss it with your dentist to see if they are right for you.
Porcelain veneers are a good option for those with discolored or weakened teeth, crooked or uneven front teeth, or chipped or damaged teeth. However, every patient has slightly different needs and health concerns, so be sure to consult your dentist.
3. Is the procedure painful?
This is another frequently asked question. The answer is no, the procedure should not hurt, thanks to a local anesthetic. Your dentist can make sure that you don’t feel a thing!
Some patients experience discomfort when the enamel has been removed and they may feel soreness in the gums and mouth, but there is medication to help with this, if needed.
4. How much do porcelain veneers cost?
When it comes to price, the cost of porcelain veneers depends on different factors. Among these are the quality of the veneers, along with the dentist’s experience.
In short, you get what you pay for, so the higher the price, the better the quality. You are paying for both the appearance and functionality of a durable and long-lasting smile.
In some cases, dental insurance can cover around 50% of the cost of porcelain veneers, so if you have dental insurance, it’s worth speaking to your dental office and insurance company beforehand.
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If you’re still unsure or have further questions about porcelain veneers, then get in touch with Kozlow and Rowell today to find out how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.