Veneers: We Can Give You A Smile You Can Be Proud Of
Veneers are really a wonderful advancement in porcelain dental technologies. The ability to correct cosmetic defects in teeth has never been easier. Patients with imperfect smiles used to go through life embarrassed by their lack of a beautiful smile. However, this has all changed.
Dental Veneers Can Fix:
- Teeth with gaps
- Teeth that are slightly crooked
- Teeth that have been cracked or chipped
- Teeth that are stained due to a variety of factors
- Teeth that have slight decay
- Teeth that are worn slightly
If you have one or more of these problems call today for a complimentary veneer consultation appointment.
How Can Veneers Fix A Gap In Your Teeth?
Veneers are an excellent option for closing gaps between the teeth? The size of the gap will determine just how many veneers you will need. The larger the gap, the more veneers you will need in order to have a uniform look to your teeth. If you have large gap and do not get enough veneers, the ones you do get can and will make your teeth look abnormally large giving you the appearance of “buck teeth” or what others have called “chicklet teeth.” You end up replacing one problem with another.
If you have a gap and want to get it closed, we will help you understand how many veneers your will need to achieve the result you want. Our experience in crafting beautiful smiles with veneers shines through and the end result is amazing.
Can Dental Veneers Fix My Crooked Teeth?
The answer is simply yes but there are some things that have to be considered. One thing that has to be considered is how crooked the teeth are. If the teeth are slightly crooked, we can have veneers made to compensate and correct the problem. However, if the teeth are very crooked or even overlapped, then orthodontics may need to be used to straighten the teeth before veneers are applied. A thorough exam and consult with us will help determine the best course of action in each case where the teeth are crooked.
How Can Veneers Fix Chipped, Cracked or Slightly Worn Teeth?
Minor chips and cracks in your teeth may occur as a result of regular wear, or they may be the result of an accident or minor injury. Chipped and cracked teeth can ruin the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are a sturdy, versatile, highly esthetic alternative to help you regain the beautiful smile you deserve. How much the tooth is cracked or chipped will determine how the veneer is made. An impression is made here in our office and then it is sent to the dental lab where they will fashion a veneer for the cracked or chipped tooth. We will then bond the veneer on to your existing tooth.
My Teeth Are Stained and Discolored! How Can Veneers Help?
If your teeth are extremely dark, discolored or have tetracycline stain, whitening may not be an appropriate solution. If so, porcelain veneers can successfully whiten your smile. A beautiful smile can increase your self-esteem and give you more confidence. That’s one reason why so many people want a whiter and more natural looking smile. Veneers can definitely achieve this.
What About Veneers For Decayed Teeth?
Veneers can be used to treat decayed teeth or teeth that previously were decayed and now have fillings. Existing decay and old fillings will need to be removed before the veneer can be placed on a tooth. If the decay is too extensive a porcelain crown may be necessary. If that is the case it will be made out of the same material as the other veneers so that it matches exactly. During your consultation appointment we will give you her opinion on the best treatment for your situation.
What Are Veneers and What Are They Made Of?
Porcelain veneers are custom made thin shells of ceramic that are affixed to the surface of your teeth. Utilizing the expertise of the highest quality dental labs in the country, highly trained and experienced dental technicians will uniquely and artistically design your custom veneers to exactly fit your teeth. Porcelain veneers have the translucency of natural enamel, and are very carefully color matched to blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth. This means that the shape, color, and translucency will match your existing teeth perfectly if only a few veneers are being done. If you are interested in a more dramatic change we have the ability to create the smile of your choice.
When we apply the veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating a better appearance than the original tooth. There are also “no prep” veneers. Which one is right for you will be decided between you and the doctor after an exam and consultation.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Whitening?
For normally discolored teeth, professional whitening can offer a beautiful white smile. If your teeth are in good shape functionally and aesthetically, tooth whitening is typically the easiest option for a white smile.
If your teeth are severely discolored or have tetracycline stain, porcelain dental veneers may be the better option to create your ideal smile. Porcelain veneers allow you to totally control the esthetics, color and contour of your teeth.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
It’s the number one question asked by everyone who is considering veneers? The answer is really relative to what you need and how many veneers you are going to have to have. They can run in most cases from $800 to up to $2000 depending on the material that is used for your veneers. There are some materials that are cheaper than porcelain, but you will get what you pay for in this instance. This is why it is very important to have an in depth discussion with us about your veneers because not all materials used for veneers are created equal.
How Long Should Veneers Last?
Again, this depends on the type of material that is used for making the veneer but it also depends on how well you take care of them after you get them. You have to care for veneers just like you do your natural teeth. Your veneers are for smiling and chewing, using them as a tool to open packages or biting fingernails will shorten their life expectancy.
Once you get your veneers, you need to make sure you brush and floss. Not taking care of your veneers will cause you to end up in the shape your were before you got them. There are those who have gotten veneers which cover the front side of the teeth who then got decay on the backside of their teeth because they didn’t take care of them. Porcelain veneers do not make you immune to other oral health problems.
Why Choose Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Porcelain Veneers?
Dr. Cowdin’s goal is to help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. She takes pride in providing this highly cosmetic service to her patients. You are sure to leave our office with a beautiful, brighter, more confident smile! Dental veneers … ask about them today.