An Intro To Veneers | TTB

 Veneers may be a great option for you if you would like a fresh start for your smile.

After visiting your general dentist, a prosthodontist will likely be the one to take you on your

veneer journey. However, now you may be wondering what exactly are veneers?

Veneers are caps typically made of porcelain or composite resin material which are

created to cover your natural teeth. A few reasons to consider veneers for yourself are if your

teeth are stained, misshaped, or if you have gapping problems.

The process of getting veneers will involve consideration by your dentist or

prosthodontist to see if they are the right choice for your teeth and overall dental health. If

they are approved, the next step will be the production of the veneers specifically for your

mouth and the prosthodontist will prepare your teeth for bonding. Preparation may include

shaving or sculpting the tooth for the most efficient placement of the veneer. Placement will

include the bonding of the veneer to your tooth using cement and then making sure your bite is

normal.

Now that you know the process, you might be wondering how long will the veneers

last? This depends on the material your veneer is made out of. Porcelain veneers are the most

long lasting with an average lifespan of ten to twenty years. Composite veneers have been

shown to last less than ten years. Nevertheless, the better you take care of your teeth the

longer the veneers will last. However, the time will likely come when you will need to replace

the veneer(s) and the process will be repeated again.

The last thing to consider is the cost of the veneer. Porcelain veneers are usually $1000-

$2500 per tooth and composite veneers are usually $250-$1500 per tooth. Something to keep

in mind is that veneers are not regularly covered by insurance, so the payment would be

coming out of your own pocket.

It is important to weigh out the factors and discuss your options with your dentist or

prosthodontist before making a decision about whether to proceed with veneers. The decision,

however, is ultimately yours and we wish you the best on your dental journey!


Written by: Ria Menon

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