April 3, 2018
If you are tired of feeling insecure about the appearance of your teeth, you are now considering porcelain veneers to improve your smile. Using a minimally invasive procedure, your cosmetic dentist in Plano can help you achieve drastic, lasting results that look natural. Although you are excited about loving the smile that you see in the mirror, you still have several questions about the treatment. To help you make the right choice, get the answers you need.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom-made false fronts that are bonded to the teeth to cover cosmetic imperfections. Over all, they improve the color, size, shape, and proportion of your teeth. When compared to composite veneers, porcelain allows them to be thinner. As a result, less of the tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process while providing more natural-looking results.
Are They Right for Me?
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct an array of issues. Generally, if your underlying teeth are healthy, they can be used to cover dark tooth discoloration, close gaps, and hide minor alignment concerns. They are often used to treat chips and cracks while also giving abnormally-shaped or shorter than average teeth a more attractive appearance.
How Long Do They Last?
With the right after care, porcelain veneers can offer long-term results. On average, 53% of veneers will last for 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Do They Look Fake?
Porcelain very closely mimics that appearance of enamel. As a result, they will look natural, so no one will be able to tell that they are not your natural teeth.
How Much Do They Cost?
On average, porcelain veneers cost $925 to $2,500 per tooth; however, when multiple teeth are treated, you will often benefit from a discounted rate.
Does Insurance Cover Them?
Depending on your specific policy, your dental insurance many cover a portion of the cost of the treatment to make it more affordable.
What Happens During the Procedure?
After an initial consultation, your teeth are cleaned and prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. This is necessary to ensure that they sit flush. Impressions are taken to create your custom-made veneers in a dental lab. While you wait, temporary ones are attached. In about two weeks, you will return to your dentist to have the final ones bonded in place.
What’s the Recovery Time?
Your recovery time after the procedure will be minimal. You may have some pain or tenderness for a couple of days, but it will subside quickly. You can take over-the-counter pain relivers to manage your discomfort.
Can They Be Removed?
You can have veneers removed; however, since the enamel must be reshaped, it will reveal a potentially unattractive tooth.
How Can I Get Started?
If you are ready to transform your smile, take the first step and schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist today.
About Dr. Bita Kamali
Dr. Bita Kamali has provided dental care since 2000. In addition to general dentistry, she uses the latest advancements to offer cosmetic services. She can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile using the latest developments in dentistry. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, contact Parkway Vista Dental today to schedule your consultation.