When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are quite a few options to work with to improve your smile. Whitening, bonding, and crowns can all be effective in achieving the desired results. But there’s another option that can make your smile gorgeous without having to change the teeth themselves. We will be going over dental veneers and how they could be the right option for you. At River Run Family Dentistry we are committed to providing patients with cosmetic dentistry they can count on to deliver the smile they desire.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a bit like dentures, but purely for cosmetic purposes. Veneers require teeth for them to be put on–typically covering the top teeth and they are usually bright white and shaped to be aesthetically pleasing. The material used is either porcelain or composite resin with porcelain used for permanent veneers. Porcelain mimics the look of natural teeth better and holds up to stains very well.
Who Are Veneers For?
The main reason why someone would opt for veneers is that they give users a gorgeous smile without having to go through the process of wearing braces and bleaching to achieve a similar effect. While veneers may not change your natural teeth, they will give you the desired results without others knowing you are wearing veneers. They are particularly excellent for those who see a lot of people daily or are attending an important occasion. They have grown in popularity as people saw celebrities use them to achieve a picture-perfect smile.
It is important to remember that veneers are for appearances, if you have teeth that are misaligned to the point it is affecting your bite and/or ability to chew properly. It is best to get a form of braces – invisible aligners and lingual braces are available if you are not keen on traditional braces.
Veneers are quite durable for their intended purpose. Porcelain veneers that are well cared for can last over 10 years. They are permanently attached to your teeth and thus they are there with you with whatever you do. The key ways you can make veneers last a long time is avoiding hard foods or foods and beverages that are known for staining such as coffee and excessive levels of tomatoes. Alcohol consumption should also be limited as it negatively affects the bonding agent.
Price is the most important deciding factor for many. Veneers are excellent at doing their job and we think you will be very pleased with the results. Traditional veneers are custom made specifically for you and are priced on a per tooth basis, so they cost varies between person to person. On average porcelain veneers can cost about $1500 per tooth while composite resin veneers can average $600 per tooth. The pricing can seem higher as they are not covered by insurance due to them being a form of cosmetic dentistry.
Snap-on veneers are much lower in cost as you are paying for a row of composite resin teeth that can be attached and removed at home. You can expect to pay under $1000 for quality, custom made temporary vendors.
At River Run Family Dentistry we want to help you achieve the best smile possible, if you are interested in talking to us about veneers or another form of cosmetic dentistry, you can call our office at 830-387-3040 to ask any questions or schedule an appointment. We are looking forward to hearing from you!