Dental Veneers

Dental veneers serve as an expensive but perfect solution for uneven tooth alignment, cracks and chips, abnormal spacing and worn tooth enamel. Although veneers cost a bit higher than other dental remedies but people feel something more than satisfaction with their results and feel that they got more against what they paid.

Among all composite resin counterparts, porcelain veneers are most costly. The cost of traditional porcelain veneers ranges from $925 to $2500 per month. The average life of porcelain veneers is 10 to 15 years. On the other hand, the cost of composite veneers normally ranges from $250 to $1500 and their expected life is five to seven years.

Factors affecting the cost of Veneers

There are many factors that influence the cost of dental veneers, including:

  • Cosmetic dentist’s fee performing the procedure
  • The technical and artistic skills of the ceramist who make the veneers and the cosmetic dentist who applies them
  • The location where the veneers are going to be installed. The cost of veneers and all other dentistry procedures vary by regions of the country, particularly from large cities to small towns.
  • The nature of dental insurance you own (typically dental insurance does not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures.
  • Type of material employed
  • The number of teeth in need of veneers
  • Most of the dentists offer payment plans for different cosmetic procedures so it is always beneficial to ask you dentist about the financing option before having any cosmetic procedure.
  • Most of the dentists offer payment plans for different cosmetic procedures so it is always beneficial to ask you dentist about the financing option before having any cosmetic procedure.
  • Most of the dentists offer payment plans for different cosmetic procedures so it is always beneficial to ask you dentist about the financing option before having any cosmetic procedure.

 

Most of the dentists offer payment plans for different cosmetic procedures so it is always beneficial to ask you dentist about the financing option before having any cosmetic procedure.

Fitting Dental Veneers

The installation procedure of dental veneers is often completed in two dental visits in a period of six months. The visits are often comprehensive and last for several hours of complete examination and tooth preparation. Many dental clinics offer amenities like massages, audio/visual distractions and sedation dentistry to make you comfortable and relax. The pre-veneer installation examination is very necessary because it helps revealing any dental issue that needs to be treated prior the veneer procedure.  Moreover, this allows your dentist to select the best possible shade of teeth for you from a chart of dental shades. With the help of certain imaging technologies, you would be able to compare the pre-treatment condition with the post-treatment one. On successful completion of the examination, a customized plan can be designed to start the treatment.

The procedure constitutes several steps. In the first step, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to make you feel comfortable during the rest of the procedure of preparation of tooth for the application of dental veneers. The dentist then minimally reshapes the tooth to provide the best fit. The tooth is then reshaped with the help of a handheld rotating machine known as bur that comes in different sizes and allows minimal and precise shaping of tooth before veneer placement.

In the next step, the dentist takes you tooth impression to cast a mold. This mold is used in fabrication of veneers. Most of the dentists boast technicians and in-house dental lab for quick fabrication of veneers. It is quite often that dentists outsource dental labs for the fabrication of veneers. If this is the case with you, your dentist may offer you temporary veneers to use at first dental visit.

Dental Labs and Temporary Veneers

Some dentists use CAD/CAM technology in their clinics and fabrication of veneers becomes possible in a single visit.

The use of temporary veneers has some advantages; they make you use to before the actual installation as well as give you the preview of expected outcome. In case you need veneers for one or a couple of teeth and there is enough enamel that remains on the surface, you may get the benefit of forgoing the cost and hassle of temporary veneers. Teeth are more prone to hot and cold after shaping. This is due to enamel loss during the process of shaping. Dentists also use temporaries to identify the possible adjustments while developing permanent dental veneers. Temporaries are often removed on the second dental visit to replace them with the permanent veneers. The dentist will evaluate the new veneers to ensure the color and optimal fit.

After Placement of Veneers

Since Place of dental veneers involves no surgical procedure, so there is no recovery period. Yet, some people may face sensitivity problem for a few days but this is not something very troublesome. The dentist would advise you about increasing the life of veneers through proper maintenance. Dental veneers are not a permanent solution and need to be removed eventually. The longer you use them; the better will be the outcomes.

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